The decade-long pursuit of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden ended when he was finally killed by a highly-skilled Navy SEAL Team. After this revelation, Hollywood talents became interested in making movies based on the events that happened.
Filmmakers want to re-create how the Navy SEAL Team went on with their mission that led to the terrorists’ death. There are upcoming Navy SEAL movies that are in the making and are set to release this coming 2012 or 2013. Here are some titles that are said to be in development:
Act of Valor – this movie is said to debut on President’s Day of 2012. The movie’s plot follows the secret mission set out for a Navy SEAL team to rescue an abducted CIA agent. The team’s mission led them to discover terrorists that are ready to attack America. The movie will be starring real-life, active duty Navy SEALs together with action stars Emilio Rivera and Roselyn Sanchez. The movie is set to feature scenes and scenarios taken based on actual events. The movie is directed by Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh.
Killing Bin Laden – this project’s development started before the death of Bin Laden. The movie follows a Navy SEAL team’s mission to capture the world’s most wanted terrorist. However, due to recent events, it was rewritten to include the shootout between Bin Laden and the Navy SEAL team. The movie is a project of filmmakers Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal, the same filmmakers of the Oscar-winning movie Hurt Locker.
Lone Survivor – this movie is based on the book by SEAL Marcus Luttrell. The book is about a mission to take down a terrorist leader. The mission goes wrong when the team encounter terrorists in the Hindu Kush Mountains in Northern Pakistan. The movie was signed to director Peter Berg in 2007 but did not start on it. Inspired by recent events, Berg is set to start developing the movie.
There are other movies that are inspired by Navy SEAL missions following the death of Osama Bin Laden. There is one from Paramount that is taken from Gary Berntsen’s book, Jawbreaker. The book is non-fiction and is Berntsen’s account on the CIA’s attempt to capture Bin Laden after the September 11 attack. With all these filmmakers showing interest in how the Navy works, there is no doubt that some movie projects will come our way in the coming years.
This Article is written by James Kara Murat