Universal Pictures has released a new trailer director Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor. I recently read that Berg allegedly agreed to take on Battleship (before anyone knew it’d be a sinker) only if he was then allowed to follow it up with Lone Survivor, a film he’s referred to as his “dream project”.
The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch and Eric Bana as four Navy SEALs on a mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative when they are ambushed. ’Lone Survivor’ is based on The New York Times bestseller ‘Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10.’
This second trailer might reveal a little too much in an effort to clearly outline the plot, but if it achieves anything, it proves that there’s a lot of passion behind the camera. Lone Survivor opens January 10th.
Based on The New York Times bestselling true story of heroism, courage and survival, Lone Survivor tells the incredible tale of four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative who are ambushed by the enemy in the mountains of Afghanistan. Faced with an impossible moral decision, the small band is isolated from help and surrounded by a much larger force of Taliban ready for war. As they confront unthinkable odds together, the four men find reserves of strength and resilience as they stay in the fight to the finish.
Mark Wahlberg stars as Marcus Luttrell, the author of the first-person memoir “Lone Survivor,” whose book has become a motivational resource for its lessons on how the power of the human spirit is tested when we are pushed beyond our mental and physical limits. Starring alongside Wahlberg as the other members of the SEAL team are Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster.
Lone Survivor is written and directed by Peter Berg, who again crafts a striking portrait of the unbreakable bonds between men that he first explored in Friday Night Lights.
Source: Flicks & Bits