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Rod Lurie To Direct Adaption of Jake Tapper’s The Outpost: An Untold Story Of American Valor

Millennium Films announced today that Rod Lurie (Straw Dogs, Nothing but the Truth) has been tapped to direct Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson’s (The Fighter) adaption of Jake Tapper’s The Outpost: An Untold Story Of American Valor.

Paul Merryman developed the script, which Tamasy and Johnson co-wrote, and will produce alongside Tamasy and Marc Frydman under their Battle Plan Productions banner. Jeffrey Greenstein, Jonathan Yunger, Les Weldon, and Matt O’Toole are also producing for Millennium Films, with John Thompson, Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, and Yariv Lerner executive producing.

Based on CNN news correspondent Jake Tapper’s bestselling book, The Outpost tells the epic true story of the 50 soldiers who battled a force of over 400 Taliban in Northeastern Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. Originally built to engage the locals in community development projects and help the spread of democracy, Outpost Keating faced a constant threat of being attacked by the Taliban,
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Remote View: Giving 'Supernatural' a Fighting Chance

I skipped Supernatural when it first came on the air in 2005. It was on The WB back then, and I made the mistake of judging the book by its cover.

Being produced and shot in Vancouver, I pegged the show as an X-Files clone with more monsters and fewer aliens. That just didn't interest me.

Over the years, I'd catch scenes from the show here and there, while surfing around or being too lazy to change the channel. When I'd stumble onto clips, I always found myself intrigued by what I watched. By then, though, Supernatural was a couple of seasons in, and I figured it was too late to try and get in.

When Season 4 premiered, my CinemaSpy colleagues insisted that I couldn't wait any longer to catch up. Armed with some DVD box sets — and TiVoing the new season — I set to work.

I had been told that
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