Check out this awesome trailer for an intense as hell looking film called The Assault. The movie is based on a true story that took place in 1994 when an Air France plane was hijacked. France ended up deploying a badass SWAT team a.k.a. GIGN to shut down the terrorist threat and save the hostages. The movie was directed by Julien Leclercq, and it looks great!
Here's the Synopsis:
An action packed thriller, "The Assault" is the gripping true story of the hijacking of a Paris-bound flight on Christmas Eve 1994, and the 48-hour effort to rescue the passengers. When four heavily armed Islamic terrorists hijack a Paris-bound Air France flight on the runway, 227 innocent lives hang in the balance. Their only chance of rescue is the determined French GIGN's (the elite counter-terrorism paramilitary unit of the French National Gendarmerie), called on to break the standoff and storm the plane. "The Assault" is a harrowing tale that captures the claustrophobic tension on board, and in strategy sessions with the government and the GIGN, until 48 hours later it reaches its final outcome, played out during an intense battle onboard the narrow confines of an aircraft.
The movie is set to be released on April 6th, 2012, and I'm looking forward to watching it. Check out the trailer, and let us know what you think!
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