The last time writer-director Peter Berg and Taylor Kitsch got together, it resulted in the kind of absurd and silly movie where navy battleships can do handbrake turns like your cousin’s Ford Escort. But with The Kingdom though, Berg showed that when he keeps the military bits in the realm of reality, he can make pretty effective pew-pew action-dramas.
Now Berg is back with Lone Survivor, a true story military pic that he worked on for five years, which once again features Kitch co-starring alongside Mark Wahlberg. And based on this new TV spot, there are no powersliding ships here.
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.
Mark Wahlberg stars as Marcus Luttrell, the author of the first-person memoir Lone Survivor, whose book has become a motivational resource for its lessons on how the power of the human spirit is tested when we are pushed beyond our mental and physical limits. Starring alongside Wahlberg as the other members of the SEAL team are Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster.
Lone Survivor will be getting a limited release in Los Angeles and New York on December 27, 2013 (because they’re special, I guess) before receiving a wide release on January 10, 2014.
Last Updated: November 7, 2013