Navy SEAL Movie ACT OF VALOR - Images and Details
A new Navy SEAL action-thriller called Act of Valor just landed a distribution deal with Relativity Media who bought it for $13 million dollars. This is a huge chunk of money for a film with a group of no name actors. In fact, the actors in the film are actual badass Navy SEALs. The Navy was even involved with the films production.
The film was written by 300 screenwriter Kurt Johnstad and directed by Mike "Mouse" McCoy and Scott Waugh (Step into Liquid). What may look like a recruitment film is actually a story that follows a group of SEALs charged with the mission of recovering a kidnapped CIA agent, "and in the process takes down a complex web of terrorist cells determined to strike America at all costs." This will be the first Navy SEAL film to come out since SEAL Team 6 took out Osama bin Laden. Even though the movie doesn't revolve around that, Navy SEALs are fresh on the world mind. Apparently the movie tested very well in LA and NY.
NavySeals.com has more information, and say that this is “a hybrid feature film based on the SEAL ethos that highlights both naval special warfare capability and fleet interaction.” Co-director McCoy said “I found the SEALs fascinating. People never know exactly how far you can push yourself, and the SEALs are a direct representation of that.”
Judging by the images released, this looks like it will be a high intensity action-packed film. I'm actually very excited to see the film for myself. I've always been very interested in the military especially the Navy SEALs.
Here's the official press release:
(Beverly Hills, CA) June 12, 2011 – Relativity Media announced today that it has acquired worldwide rights to market and distribute Bandito Brothers’ Act of Valor. The groundbreaking film is an intense action-thriller which showcases an elite group of active duty Navy Seals and co-stars Roselyn Sanchez (Rush Hour 2) and Emilio Rivera (Traffic). The studio is targeting a 2012 release date.
The film is directed by ex-stuntmen and documentary filmmakers/commercial directors Mike “Mouse” McCoy (Dust to Glory) and Scott Waugh (Step Into Liquid) and written by Kurt Johnstad (300).
Act of Valorfollows a Navy Seal squad on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent, and in the process takes down a complex web of terrorist cells determined to strike America at all costs. The filmmakers had unprecedented Naval access resulting in high-octane combat sequences and never-before-seen military operation scenes which are composited from actual events in the lives of the men appearing in the film and their comrades.
McCoy and Waugh are producing for Bandito Brothers and the company’s COO Max Leitman is executive producer. Legendary Pictures Chairman and CEO Thomas Tull, who is personally an investor in Bandito, executive produced along with Jason Clark (Monster House).
Tucker Tooley, Relativity’s President of Worldwide Production said, “Act of Valor is truly one-of-a-kind—ripped from today’s headline-making heroic missions, an incredibly crafted film featuring active duty Navy Seals, in a remarkable and fast-paced story that will give audiences an authentic inside glimpse and make them proud of America’s finest. We’re honored to add this unbelievably entertaining and gripping film to Relativity’s 2012 slate.”
“The world has always had deep admiration for these men who continually risk their lives to protect our freedom,” says Waugh.
“To witness their incredible brotherhood and to tell their actual stories was inspirational and such a privilege,” adds McCoy.
The deal with Relativity was negotiated by WME Global’s Graham Taylor and Liesl Copland.
Here's the images from the film: