Black Hawk Down and Star Trek star Eric Bana is in negotiations to join Peter Berg's Navy SEAL movie Lone Suvivor. Bana will play a SEAL lieutenant, and he joins Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Taylor Kitsch and Emile Hirsch. I love the cast of the film, and I think they're all going to be great in the action movie that tells the true story based on the life of Former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell.
The movie will be an adaptation of the book written by Luttrell who will be played by Wahlberg in the movie. It recounts how in 2005 "Luttrell and three other SEALs were on a reconnaissance mission near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. They came across an old man and three boys, and while knowing that it could jeopardize their lives, the commandos let the group pass. The act of mercy backfired and soon the team was under attack by a small Taliban army. Luttrell was the only one who survived. A later firefight led to the largest loss of life in SEAL history." Berg explained a little further saying,
Bin Laden’s death has cleared the way for this, a movie that will be an unapologetically patriotic film that honors and pays homage to an incredible group of badass guys who do this. The mission was similar to the assassination mission that got bin Laden, but things got complicated when they ran into three kids and an old man. Under the rules of engagement, they could have killed them, but they decided to let them go and take their chances, even though they knew these people would likely talk. Shortly after, the mission had to be aborted when the SEALs found themselves under fire from about 250 Al-Qaeda soldiers. When the dust cleared — and after a rescue helicopter was blown up by a rocket-propelled grenade, 15 SEAL members were killed, and the lone survivor was Luttrell. “A massive land assault was carried out, but by then Marcus was brought to shelter by an Afghan tribe that fought off the Taliban until Luttrell could be rescued,” Berg said. The team’s leader, Mike Murphy, was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
This sounds like it's going to be badass military action film, and I can't wait to see it! What's one of your favorite military movies of all time?