SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden follows the elite Navy SEAL squad that took down the world’s most notorious and reviled terrorist while giving glimpses into the lives of those responsible. Showing how the manhunt and raid on Osama Bin Laden unfolded through the eyes of the military and intelligence teams involved, the tense true-to-life action thriller is the National Geographic Channel’s first original feature inspired by real-life events. From director John Stockwell, the film stars Cam Gigandet, Anson Mount, Freddy Rodriguez, Alvin “Xzibit” Joiner, Kathleen Robertson, Eddie Kay Thomas, Robert Knepper and William Fichtner.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, John Stockwell (Blue Crush, Into the Blue) talked about the huge sense of responsibility in bringing the story of this mission to the screen, how this went from a theatrical release to the National Geographic Channel and Netflix, the footage of President Obama that was added to the film, the biggest challenges of shooting a war film on an independent budget and schedule, and what he hopes people will take away from this experience. He also talked about his next film, In the Blood, about a woman who sets out to take down the men she thinks are responsible for her husband going missing, how he thinks audiences will be surprised by the film’s star Gina Carano, and shooting action scenes with someone who can do all of her own stunts. Check out what he had to say after the jump.