Bradley Cooper will star and Steven Spielberg will return to his darker pathways (Munich, Jaws) with the story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle — based on his book American Sniper.
Kyle’s book description on Amazon:
Gripping, eye-opening, and powerful, American Sniper is the astonishing autobiography of SEAL Chief Chris Kyle, who is the record-holding sniper in U.S. military history. Kyle has more than 150 officially confirmed kills (the previous American record was 109), though his remarkable career total has not been made public by the Pentagon.
In this New York Times bestselling memoir, Kyle shares the true story of his extraordinary decade-long career, including his multiple combat tours in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and elsewhere from 1999-2009.
Kyle’s riveting first-person account of how he went from Texas rodeo cowboy to expert marksman and feared assassin offers a fascinating view of modern-day warfare and one of the most in-depth and illuminating looks into the secret world of Special Ops ever written.
But the weird part of the story is how Kyle died. He was murdered by a fellow soldier with PTSD, someone Kyle was trying to help heal, from Wikipedia:
Pretty sure it’s not so simple but we get the idea. “Coming Soon” indeed.
For most cinephiles that look for substance and signs of life in movies, summer is not the ideal movie season. It is a movie season filled with bombastic, popcorn entertainment aimed at horny, action-loving teenagers -and quite a few adults too. You want proof? Adam Sandler and his gang are back for a second round with “Grown-Ups 2″, a sixth “Fast and The Furious” movie is coming out, Hugh Jackman is suiting up again for another “Wolverine” movie, and a third “Hangover” is about to attack your local movie theatre. Sequel upon sequel, remake after remake, That’s the summer movie season for you. However, don’t be discouraged fellow Awardsdaily readers for I have come here with very good news. There are signs of hope, directors trying to break the mold and movies from the studio system that actually look promising. These movies might just make our trips to the theatre a little bit more interesting. They have something most of the other movies don’t have; buzz.
The Man Of Steel (June 14th)
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Zack Snyder’s track record isn’t very good. His films -”The Watchmen” “300″- have done very well at the box office but have failed to ignite critics. I still have hope. Judging by the new 3 minute trailer of his upcoming Superman epic “Man Of Steel, producer Christopher Nolan’s style has rubbed off on Snyder. This does not look like the sunny, picturesque Superman we saw in 2006′s “Superman Returns”. Instead, just like in Nolan’s Batman trilogy, we have a flawed hero battling more than just the bad guys. The trailer gives hope that this might just be the darkest Superman movie we’ve ever encountered. I’m crossing my fingers, even with Snyder at the helm.