Looks like Relativity Media’s going to beat everyone to the punch in the post-Osama death movie gold rush, with the company announcing that they’ve acquired the Navy SEALs movie “Act of Valor” from directors Mike “Mouse” McCoy (“Dust to Glory”) and Scott Waugh (“Step Into Liquid”), who directed from a script by “300’s” Kurt Johnstad.
The film “follows a Navy SEAL squad on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent, and in the process takes down a complex web of terrorist cells determined to strike America at all costs. The filmmakers had unprecedented Naval access resulting in high-octane combat sequences and never-before-seen military operation scenes which are composited from actual events in the lives of the men appearing in the film and their comrades.”
“The world has always had deep admiration for these men who continually risk their lives to protect our freedom,” says Waugh.
“To witness their incredible brotherhood and to tell their actual stories was inspirational and such a privilege,” adds McCoy.
“Act of Valor” co-stars Roselyn Sanchez (“Rush Hour 2″, below) and Emilio Rivera (“Traffic”), along with an actual elite group of active duty Navy SEALs.
The studio is targeting a 2012 release date, and will probably beat both Peter Berg’s “Lone Survivor” and Kathryn Bigelow’s “Kill Bin Laden” movie to the big screens.