It’s also the word believed to be used to confirm go-ahead with the final step of a plan to kill terrorist Osama bin Laden in 2011, and that bore even more relevance to the Fox News effort, which is expected to culminate Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. eastern. At that time, Fox News will pre-empt the hours normally devoted to host Sean Hannity and correspondent Peter Doocy will instead present the first of two hours of “The Man Who Killed Usama bin Laden,” a documentary devoted to Robert O’Neill, the Navy Seal who claims to have delivered the shot that ended bin Laden’s life.
“There is something remarkable about finally looking at this guy on the screen, and to know that he is the last person
And military officials, who had said that just three shots were fired, soon learned that number was actually much higher in the killing of the pirates in the now-famous operation.
Those are among the messy details missing from previous accounts of the famous raid, including a new Hollywood version released Friday starring Tom Hanks.
On April 8, 2009, four armed Somali pirates scurried up the side of a large cargo ship, the Maersk Alabama, and took Capt. Richard Phillips and his crew hostage. In a failed attempt to get the pirates to leave, Phillips gave them $30,000 from the ship safe. The pirates eventually abandoned the Maersk, jumping into a lifeboat and taking the cash and Phillips at gunpoint.
It would be nice to watch Zero Dark Thirty in the cinema in Pakistan. The extraordinary final sequence when Seal Team Six swoops into Abbottabad and raids the compound where Osama bin Laden had remained undetected for six years would definitely benefit from surround sound and a big screen.
And it would be fun to listen to the chortles of derision from a Pakistani audience in a real time, rather than following the tweets and Facebook updates of those who watched versions downloaded from the internet weeks before its release in the UK.
But I'm not holding my breath that Kathryn Bigelow's account of the hunt for America's greatest enemy will go on general release here any time soon. The film's distributors
Well, forget about it, because the film ain’t happenin’.
The Wrap is reporting that Senior Spielbergo’s spokesman, Marvin Levy, has said The New York Post got it wrong:
“Neither Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios or DreamWorks Television will be optioning Mark Owen’s book ‘No Easy Day.’”
So, for now at least, Spielberg is not planning on adapting Bissonnette’s book, but I’m sure someone will eventually.
Source: The Wrap
First, there’s Zero Dark Thirty, the hotly anticipated follow-up film from Kathryn Bigelow after The Hurt Locker. Zero Dark Thirty gives the viewer a decade-long glimpse into the hunt and eventual demise of the most wanted man in the world: Osama bin Laden.
That comes out December 19th.
Second, there’s Code Name Geronimo. The Weinstein Company has the rights to that film, which John Stockwell directed. Again, it’s about the group of Navy Seals who learn that the target of their next mission codenamed “Geronimo” is indeed the 9/11 mastermind.
That comes out sometime next year.
Now we have Page Six speculation that not only might there be another Osama manhunt film coming, but that it may be directed by Hollywood’s golden calf — Steven Spielberg.
Retired Navy Seal Matt Bissonnette’s book No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden arrives on September 11th this year, and has replaced best-selling monster Fifty Shades of Grey as the leader on Amazon’s sales ranking list. We can confirm that a film adaptation is indeed being shopped around.
Ex-special operations chief Adm. Bill McRaven has announced that Bissonnette may ...
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According to the publisher, Dutton, Bissonnette was “one of the first men through the door on the third floor” of bin Laden’s Pakistani hideout and witnessed his death. He later wrote the book under the pen name Mark Owen, with the title No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden, which will be released Sept. 11. NY Post’s sources say that he has met with HBO’s Richard Plepler and is still talking to Dreamworks
The book is a first-hand account of what happened on the ground during Operation Neptune Spear - the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan which led to the death of the al-Qaeda leader.
The film is only in the early stages of development, far behind two other movies in the works about the military operation which are due for release this year - John Stockwell's "Code Name Geronimo" and Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty".
Passenger Side is the sort of indie film that makes Sundance breakouts, such as Juno and Little Miss Sunshine, seem like industriously-produced blockbusters by comparison. As a pure exercise in economy, Matt Bissonnette’s latest feature – his third low-fi venture in a row, no less – laudably demonstrates the importance of script and performance over the slicker production a larger budget invites.
As a deceptively simple story of two estranged brothers, Michael (Adam Scott) and Tobey (Joel Bissonnette), spending a day driving around getting reacquainted, Passenger Side is a pure breeze. Succeeding in large part because of a smartly selected backdrop – an ever-changing Los Angeles landscape, brimming with life at every moment – the film takes full advantage of the city’s vast beauty.
A road movie of sorts, though one set entirely in one city, we follow Michael and Tobey as they drive around some haunts of L.
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