Saturday, 26 October 2013

"You can die for your country... I'm going to live for mine!"

Lone Survivor is one of those passion projects that directors just can't let go of. Director Peter Berg has been trying to get the tragic true life tale of a Navy SEAL mission gone horribly wrong on camera for over five years. Now he's finally achieved it and the latest trailer has arrived online.

The film tells the harrowing true story of the four members of SEAL Team 10 – Marcus Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg), Mike Murphy (Taylor Kitsch), Danny Dietz (Emile Hirsch) and Matt Axelson (Ben Foster) – who, on 28 June 2005, were assigned to carry out Operation Red Wings.

Luttrell's team headed out to hunt down infamous Taliban leader Ahmad Shah along the Afghanistan/Pakistan border. When they arrived, they discovered that he had a heavily armed force protecting him, but that was just the start of their problems. Their mission was compromised and three of the four men never returned home.

It's certainly not going to be an easy film to watch, and it appears Berg is going for gritty realism here. He's also recruited himself a solid cast, with Eric Bana, Alexander Ludwig, Jerry Ferrara and Yousuf Azami also on board.

Lone Survivor is out here on 21 February next year.

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