Director Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor has another action-packed trailer for you to check out. The latest clip from the upcoming thriller lies below.
Based on Marcus Luttrell’s 2007 memoir, the adaptation tells the story of a failed attempt by the Navy SEAL Team 10 to capture a Taliban leader in the wilds of Afghanistan back in 2005. Transformer 4 star Mark Wahlberg tackles the role of Luttrell in Berg’s flick.
Lone Survivor serves as Peter Berg’s first theatrical release after the 2011 box office flop Battleship. Proving that he doesn’t hold anything against star Taylor Kitsch, the director brought the John Carter alum along for the upcoming adventure.
Here’s how Universal Pictures describes the endeavor:
“Based on The New York Times bestselling true story of heroism, courage and survival, ‘Lone Survivor’ tells the incredible tale of four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative who are ambushed by the enemy in the mountains of Afghanistan. Faced with an impossible moral decision, the small band is isolated from help and surrounded by a much larger force of Taliban ready for war. As they confront unthinkable odds together, the four men find reserves of strength and resilience as they stay in the fight to the finish.”
To properly adapt Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10, Peter Berg said he spent lots of time with actual Navy SEALs. The director told the Los Angeles Times that this helped him pen the script.
“These are really funny guys who love to joke. They are in love with their jobs and with each other and very clear-eyed about their jobs and their mission. I’ve never met guys more focused on doing their jobs as best as they could,” Perg told the publication.
According to MTV News, Berg put Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, and Ben Foster through a two-and-a-half month boot camp to whip them into shape for Lone Survivor. The filmmaker said it was essentially Tropic Thunder without all the jokes.
“They learned as best as they could in two months how to operate like Navy SEALs, how to use the weapons, use of the communications equipment, how to move, how to fight. They were all in extraordinary shape. They were thrilled to be able to spend that kind of time with a bunch of SEALs in that kind of environment,” Perg said.
Fans can check out all of their hard work when Lone Survivor hits theaters on December 27.
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