Universal Pictures has released the first trailer, poster and a few images for Peter Berg’s adaptation of Lone Survivor, based on the non-fiction book of the same name. The story follows four Navy SEALs whom are ambushed by enemy Taliban forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan.
The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch and Eric Bana. I’m surprised this film won’t be getting a wider release during the Christmas season, given the usual success of films based around the US military. The trailer reminds me a lot of Act of Valor, but with well-known actors. Though Berg experienced extreme financial failure with his previous directorial effort, Battleship, the man is not incapable of putting together an extremely enjoyable film. If you have never seen The Rundown or The Kingdom, they’re definitely worth your time.
Lone Survivor begins a limited release started December 27th.