Universal Pictures has unveiled the first behind-the-scenes featurette for Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor. The film tells the story of four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative when they are overwhelmed by unexpected enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. This featurette is filled with new footage, cast and crew interviews focusing on the true story that inspired the film and the culture of being a Navy SEAL.
There’s a heavy emphasis on brotherhood and fighting for the sake of the people next to you. It looks like Berg has tried to create a film in the vein of Black Hawk Down and Band of Brothers.
The cast includes Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Alexander Ludwig, Jerry Ferrara and Eric Bana.
LONE SURVIVOR, starring Mark Wahlberg, tells the story of four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative who are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. Based on The New York Times bestseller, this story of heroism, courage and survival directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) also stars Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana. LONE SURVIVOR will be released by Universal Pictures in platform engagements on Friday, December 27, 2013, and will go wide on Friday, January 10, 2014.