It’s pretty apparent from the title that things won’t go so well for the Navy SEALs in Peter Berg’s latest.
Today we got the first trailer for Lone Survivor (via Moviefone), the true story about a group of SEALs who get ambushed by a group of Taliban. The trailer is very solid, bringing authenticity and intensity found in such movies as The Hurt Locker, Black Hawk Down and Zero Dark Thirty — and hopefully this movie ends up being just as great as all of those.
And like those other similar movies, Lone Survivor has a standout cast including the likes of Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana, Emile Hirsch, Taylor Kitsch and Ben Foster. The movie is directed by Berg, who had a pretty good track record going (The Rundown, Friday Night Lights, The Kingdom and Hancock) before last year’s disastrous Battleship. But according to an article on Deadline, Berg agreed to direct that crapfest because Universal agreed to distribute his “passion project” of Lone Survivor. Interesting.
Lone Survivor hits theaters on January 10, 2014.