First Set Images from Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor

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Set of Lone Survivor (2013) Movie Image

It looks like Peter Berg’s passion project “Lone Survivor” is up and running, with the film’s cast of Eric Bana, Emile Hirsch, and Mark Wahlberg gathering, beards and all, on the New Mexico set, apparently standing in for Afghanistan in this case. (I don’t know whether the fact that your state can pass for Afghanistan is a good thing or bad thing if you happen to live in New Mexico, to be perfectly honest with you.)

“Lone Survivor” is the true story of a small unit of Navy SEALs that encountered a large faction of Al Qaeda terrorists in the mountains of Afghanistan during a mission to capture an enemy leader. Forced to make a life and death decision involving civilians, the unit find themselves under heavy fire, with Marcus Luttrell (played by Wahlberg) left as the only survivor. The battle in the mountains is only the beginning of the story; Lutrrell then had to survive by himself for weeks before he could be rescued by his comrades.

The cast also includes Taylor Kitsch as Mike Murphy, the man in charge of the SEALs unit (he’s not anywhere in the set pics), Ben Foster, and Alexander Ludwig.

Berg famously bowed to Universal’s wishes and directed the big-budget “Transfomers”-clone “Battleship” in order to make the smaller budgeted “Lone Survivor”. We’ll see if it was all worth it when the film arrives in 2013.

More pics await you over at One Head Light Ink (via Joblo):

Eric Bana on the set of Lone Survivor (2013) Movie Image

Eric Bana on the set of Lone Survivor (2013) Movie Image

Emile Hirsch and Eric Bana on the set of Lone Survivor (2013) Movie Image

Mark Wahlberg on the set of Lone Survivor (2013) Movie Image

Set of Lone Survivor (2013) Movie Image

Mark Wahlberg on the set of Lone Survivor (2013) Movie Image

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  • Rohdrunner

    WOW! Great article & pics!!! been looking (not a joke) ALL OVER FOR GOOD SET PICS! This is a long anticipated movie for me.
    Also, some of those involved in this film, apparently, are also working on the book (based on true events between 2006-now) & TV/film adaptation about private contractors in Mexico fighting it out with a new enemy coming to the border and financed by an Iranian group that has become a major threat!
    Anyways, not gonna try and seriously and ACTUALLY plug my book (I have a half modicum of shame, i swear!) but I’ve said too much already… but I just wish Peter Berg, or someone like that would be into a true story like that. The tales in “Beyond Danger Close: Private War in Mexico” are gonna blow people away anyways…

    Anyways, GREAT F***KING WORK ON LONE SURVIVOR! KATHRYN BIGELOW BETTER WATCH HER ASS!

    • Rohdrunner

      …p.s oh it comes out on Janusary (early) probably 3rd or something (whenev next tue that week is)….sorry! sorry! i know plugging is shameless but it actually IS TOTALLY RELATED. Its about NAVSPECWAR (naval special warfare) guys fighting a NEW enemy right in our backyard