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Word is, Steven Spielberg is currently in talks with the author of the non-fiction book “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden” to turn the book into a big-budget Hollywood action movie.
Written by Mark Owen, the pseudonym of a real-life Navy SEAL Team 6 member who took part in the mission that finally busted a cap in Osama Bin Laden’s ass (though apparently Owen himself did not pull the trigger that ended Bin Laden’s notorious career), the book was written without Department of Defense authorization (a must for all current and retired Armed Forces veterans) and thus means Owen “could face prosecution for revealing sensitive and classified information that could cause US forces harm” as a result of writing the book.
More about the book from Amazon:
In No Easy Day, Owen also takes readers onto the field of battle in America’s ongoing War on Terror and details the selection and training process for one of the most elite units in the military. Owen’s story draws on his youth in Alaska and describes the SEALs’ quest to challenge themselves at the highest levels of physical and mental endurance. With boots-on-the-ground detail, Owen describes numerous previously unreported missions that illustrate the life and work of a SEAL and the evolution of the team after the events of September 11. In telling the true story of the SEALs whose talents, skills, experiences, and exceptional sacrifices led to one of the greatest victories in the War on Terror, Mark Owen honors the men who risk everything for our country, and he leaves readers with a deep understanding of the warriors who keep America safe.
The book is due out, appropriately enough, on September 11th of this year.
Owen has apparently met with HBO, as well as Dreamworks and Spielberg, though nothing has come of it yet, but “talks” are said to be under way.
If Spielberg does join in on the fun, he’ll be playing catch-up to Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty”, which is set for later this year and has already released a teaser trailer. It also joins a group of SEALs-themed books that have been optioned for movies, but so far haven’t actually gotten made. Then again, optioning books can be pretty cheap, so don’t be surprised if nothing comes out of this one, either.
Via : Page Six