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.
We have the first clip from Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden to share with you today. At nearly two minutes, the clip shows the Navy SEALS about to embark on the mission they’ve been training for: the attack on high value target, Osama Bin Laden. The feature-length dramatization from director John Stockwell (Into the Blue) stars Freddy Rodriquez, Xzibit, Cam Gigandet, Anson Mount, Kathleen Robertson, Eddie Kay Thomas and Kenneth Miller. Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden premieres on the National Geographic channel Sunday, November 4th at 8pm. It will also be made available for streaming on Netflix a day after its premiere (just in time for Election Day!).
There’s also a new clip from Rich Moore’s animated feature, Wreck-It Ralph. The new clip shows Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) at his self-help group, Bad Guys Anonymous. Attempting to make him feel better about being bad are fellow antagonists Zangief, Clyde the Ghost, M. Bison, Neff, Dr. Eggman, Bowser and an axe-wielding zombie. Wreck-It Ralph, also featuring the voices of Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch and Alan Tudyk, opens November 2nd. Hit the jump to see the clips.
The first trailer for SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden has gone online. With as historical an event as the death of bin Laden, you would think that either this film or Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty would have provided a sense of tension, raised stakes or even a question of moral ambiguity that surely came with the operation. Neither trailer gives a sense of this, so at least SEAL Team Six isn’t out of its league with Bigelow’s bigger budget.
SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden, aka Code Name: Geronimo, stars Cam Gigandet, Anson Mount, Freddy Rodriquez, Xzibit, Kathleen Robertson, Eddie Kay Thomas, Kenneth Miller, Robert Knepper and William Fichtner. Written by Kendall Lampkin, SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden premieres on the National Geographic Channel on Sunday November 4th, just before election day. Hit the jump to watch the trailer.