Universal has released the first trailer for Peter Berg's Lone Survivor movie. The movie is based on Marcus Luttrell's memoir Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10. Berg started development on the movie before he stepped in to direct Battleship for the studio, so we're finally getting to see a movie based on the bestseller about Operation Redwing, the 2005 mission on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border.
The movie stars Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Taylor Kitsch as the Navy SEALs whose mission to either kill or capture a Taliban leader goes terribly wrong. The movie's title takes away almost all of the suspense about the outcome, so the movie's success will have to be gauged on how well they tell the story.
New Mexico subbed for Afghanistan when they filmed last fall, so that's why the scenery might look unfamiliar to our readers who actually served over there. Lone Survivor is due in theaters December 27th.