Hollywood Hot for Patriotic War Book

Lone Survivor Book CoverSay what? Hollywood wants to make a movie from a book that doesn’t call George Bush a Nazi or posit America’s ill-conceived foreign policy? Oh hell no! Is that even possible in Today’s Hollywood? But apparently yes, which explains why Hollywood is in a frenzy to snatch the movie rights to former Navy SEALs Marcus Luttrell’s book, “Lone Survivor”. The full title of the book is, “Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes Of SEAL Team 10″, and chronicles the real-life story of Luttrell and his SEALS unit as they are ambushed in Afghanistan, leaving only Luttrell the sole survivor, hence the title.

More about “Lone Survivor”:

According to The Washington Post review, it’s the true story of American heroism and Afghani humanity, of morality vs survival. In June 2005, Petty Officer turned combat-trained Navy SEAL Luttrell led a four-man team into the mountains of Afghanistan on a mission to kill a Taliban leader thought to be allied with Osama bin Laden. On foot, the SEALs encountered two adult men and a teenage boy. A debate broke out as to whether the trio should be summarily executed to keep them from alerting the Taliban. Luttrell opted to spare the Afghanis’ lives. About an hour later, the Taliban launched an attack that killed all the SEALs except Luttrell, who was sure that the three Afghanis he let go turned around and betrayed his team.

The book is already a #1 bestseller on the New York Times’ non-fiction list, so it’s selling like hotcakes.

Maybe they can get George Clooney to star, and George can find a way to slip in the theory that George Bush is a Nazi. One can only hope.

Hollywood Hot for Patriotic War Book



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  • joe

    It was Lt. Michael Murphy who led the SEAL Team. It was a team decision to spare the lives of Afghani villagers. Lt. Murphy earned the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions.

  • joe

    It was Lt. Michael Murphy who led the SEAL Team. It was a team decision to spare the lives of Afghani villagers. Lt. Murphy earned the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions.

  • Dale Moore

    Let us not forget that 19 special ops members died that day. ET1 Jeffrey Allen Lucas, my childrens cousin was on the helicopter which was shot down, please remember him and his team.

  • Dale Moore

    Let us not forget that 19 special ops members died that day. ET1 Jeffrey Allen Lucas, my childrens cousin was on the helicopter which was shot down, please remember him and his team.

  • Kevin

    Lone survivor is one of the bast books out there, i can only hope that hollywood doesnt screw it up like it has with every other movie it gets from books.

    • RANGER

      Blackhawk Down wasnt screwed up..I was there and it was done correctly. NEVER FORGET
      RANGER

    • RANGER

      Blackhawk Down wasnt screwed up..I was there and it was done correctly. NEVER FORGET
      RANGER

  • Kevin

    Lone survivor is one of the bast books out there, i can only hope that hollywood doesnt screw it up like it has with every other movie it gets from books.

    • RANGER

      Blackhawk Down wasnt screwed up..I was there and it was done correctly. NEVER FORGET
      RANGER

  • http://www.920rqw.afrc.af.mil/ Snowcat

    The men who risked their lives to get Marcus off of that mountain are the Air Force Reserve from the 920th Rescue Wing http://www.920rqw.afrc.af.mil. Windfall films just finished a documentary on the actual rescue of Marcus. It’s a harrowing tale and they couldn’t have done it w/o the Army Rangers who went it in on the ground and secured the area. The documentary is called the Taliban Gambit and will air soon on the Smithsonian Channel.

  • http://www.920rqw.afrc.af.mil/ Snowcat

    The men who risked their lives to get Marcus off of that mountain are the Air Force Reserve from the 920th Rescue Wing http://www.920rqw.afrc.af.mil. Windfall films just finished a documentary on the actual rescue of Marcus. It’s a harrowing tale and they couldn’t have done it w/o the Army Rangers who went it in on the ground and secured the area. The documentary is called the Taliban Gambit and will air soon on the Smithsonian Channel.

  • http://www.920rqw.afrc.af.mil Snowcat

    The men who risked their lives to get Marcus off of that mountain are the Air Force Reserve from the 920th Rescue Wing http://www.920rqw.afrc.af.mil. Windfall films just finished a documentary on the actual rescue of Marcus. It’s a harrowing tale and they couldn’t have done it w/o the Army Rangers who went it in on the ground and secured the area. The documentary is called the Taliban Gambit and will air soon on the Smithsonian Channel.

  • stan bator

    in this book marcus mentioned he wanted to become a medical doctor . i am curious what has happened in his life since the book has been published. the navy will pay the tuition of medical school make you a reserve officer and give you a stipend . the reason i know this is because my sister was a navy doctor . first you have to be accepted to medical school. even d.o. school . even p.a. does anyone know ?