Universal has just released the trailer for "Lone Survivor" a U.S. Navy Seals drama starring Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Taylor Kitsch, Eric Bana, and Emile Hirsch. Now this is from "Battleship" director Peter Berg so tread lightly. But, Berg also gave us the war drama "The Kingdom," and "Friday Night Lights." If "Lone Survivor" is good, then we'll forgive Berg for making us sit through "Battleship."
The studio seems to have high Oscar hopes for the film since it's going to be released on Dec. 27th just in time for awards consideration. "Lone Survivor" will get a wider release in January.
Based on the non-fiction book "Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10" by Marcus Luttrell and ghostwriter Patrick Robinson, the narrative takes place in Afghanistan where Luttrell (Wahlberg) and a group of U.S. Navy Seals depart in early July, 2005 for a reconnaissance mission. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. Guess which one is the lone survivor?
Yet, the trailer is actually gripping and makes me want to see the big screen adaptation. Take a look for yourself:
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