A few days ago Universal sent over a packet with a promotional booklet inside with all the critical quotes you're about to see in this new Lone Survivor trailer. The one that probably stands out the most comes from Grantland's Bill Simmons declaring it "The most extraordinary war film since Saving Private Ryan." Universal must have been running to print t-shirts with the quote as they put together their marketing package for the upcoming December 27 release.
The film is directed by Peter Berg (The Kingdom) and 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. It's based on The New York Times bestseller and stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana.
The December 27 release will be a limited one with the film going wide on Friday, January 10, 2014.
When I think of Simmons I don't think of your typical movie trailer "quote whore" so when he says something such as that quote above it makes me take notice. I am really looking forward to seeing what Berg and his team have put together with this one.