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Christopher McQuarrie Brings Seven Samurai To Afghanistan

Undoubtedly inspired by the wave of Navy SEALs-related media that has come out in the wake of Osama Bin Laden’s death at the hands of the elite military division, THE USUAL SUSPECTS writer Christopher McQuarrie is basing a new project on the real experience of war, from the point of view of the men on the ground. Spanning a movie, graphic novel and video game, the new property entitled RUBICON aims to explore the real experience of war, from the perspective of the soldiers on the ground.

McQuarrie explains: ‘I’ve always been fascinated with Navy SEALs in general and their role in Afghanistan in particular. With RUBICON, Mark Long and Dan Capel have created the perfect environment for an intense action franchise.’ Co-producers Mark Long and Don Capel announced the project at this year’s NY Comic-Con, telling fans that they can expect SEVEN SAMURAI in Afghanistan. At the announcement, Long said: ‘The three of us wanted to do a SEAL project, Dan was a founding member of SEAL Team Six and Chris’s brother commanded a team, but we wanted a new way in to the world of Tier One operators.’

The story is to be told across all three platforms, which are to be developed simultaneously. A teaser of the graphic novel is expected at Panelfly this month.

Christopher McQuarrie is currently directing ONE SHOT, starring Tom Cruise, set to be released in February, 2013.

Source: Deadline and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Nash Sibanda is a film student and aspiring blogger. He has dabbled in film scoring, songwriting, poetry and will one day finish his Great British Novel. Until then, he will watch films to his heart's content, stopping occasionally to ramble some nonsense about them.

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