THE ONLY WAY OUT IS UP.
A plane goes down somewhere in the Gobi desert and the survivors decide to try and construct a new, simpler plane out of the old one… but they don’t have much water left. In deciding to do a remake of the 1965 classic, the filmmakers probably saw an opportunity to juice up the action scenes. That they have done; the sandstorm is pretty frightening. However, not much else has changed and that makes the film superfluous; the modern touches add nothing and the cast is unmemorable (also, Giovanni Ribisi is miscast).
2004-U.S. 113 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by John Moore. Screenplay: Scott Frank, Edward Burns. Cast: Dennis Quaid (Frank Towns), Tyrese Gibson (A.J.), Miranda Otto (Kelly), Giovanni Ribisi, Tony Curran, Hugh Laurie.