With today being Veteran’s Day, what a perfect day to check out the trailer for the upcoming real-life military thriller “Lone Survivor”. Based on the best-selling memoir by Marcus Luttrell, the film tells the true story of the 2005 “Operation Red Wings“, which saw Navy SEALs caught off-guard when a simple reconnaissance mission quickly became a fight for their lives against the overwhelming Taliban army.
Written and directed by Peter Berg, “Lone Survivor” stars Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Taylor Kitsch and Emile Hirsch. Eric Bana also shows up in the film as the lieutenant commander who loses contact with his men, and who ultimately leads the rescue mission for Luttrell, Wahlberg’s character. You can read the official synopsis below:
“Lone Survivor tells the story of four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative who are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. Based on The New York Times bestseller, this story of heroism, courage and survival.”
The film will see a limited release on December 27th, before expanding nationwide on January 10th.
Below you can see the first trailer for the film, which was released this past August.