LONE SURVIVOR trailer – Peter Berg directs Mark Wahlberg in this Navy SEAL story

LONE SURVIVOR trailer – Peter Berg directs Mark Wahlberg in this Navy SEAL story


While some people may not immediately associate an actor like Mark Wahlberg with The Oscars, his newest film LONE SURVIVOR seems to be hitting just in time for Academy Award voters to take notice. Peter Berg, who last gave us BATTLESHIP (settle down, he also gave us NBC’s Friday Night Lights), directs this story based on a book by real life Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell. The impressive cast includes Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, the always amazing Ben Foster and Eric Bana. The release of the movie would suggest the studio may be thinking Oscar potential, as it hits in limited runs this December, opening wide in January of next year… very much like ZERO DARK THIRTY did. Take a look at the new trailer and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

Based on The New York Times bestselling true story of heroism, courage and survival, Lone Survivor tells the incredible tale of four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative who are ambushed by the enemy in the mountains of Afghanistan. Faced with an impossible moral decision, the small band is isolated from help and surrounded by a much larger force of Taliban ready for war. As they confront unthinkable odds together, the four men find reserves of strength and resilience as they stay in the fight to the finish.

LONE SURVIVOR opens in limited release December 27, 2013 and goes wide on January 10, 2014

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.