Published on May 4th, 2013 | by Chris Hagerman10
Chris Kyle’s American Sniper Directed by Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg has signed on to direct a new movie titled “American Sniper” based on the memoir written by Chris Kyle. Kyle, or “The Devil of Ramadi”, as the enemy called him, is a Navy SEAL and the deadliest sniper in American history with over 225 claimed kills.
Actor Bradley Cooper will star as Kyle in the Warner Bros. production, slated for release in early 2014.
Despite surviving multiple combat deployments, Kyle was killed earlier this year by a fellow veteran at a shooting range. His memorial service brought more than 7,000 attendees and his funeral procession stretched for miles.
I hope Taya, Jeff (his brother) and his fellow SEALs he was close to can help shape this movie to be as accurate as possible. His story doesn't need any 'Hollywooding' up. Marcus seems to be doing a good job with keeping the Lone Survivor actors up to scratch so maybe he or others in the community who worked alongside CK will be advisors. I'd love to also see a movie about Adam Brown (another hero who's story doesn't need the Hollywood treatment to be exciting), but then again, there may be SEAL 'fatigue' in the theaters. lol
Man I hope Speilberg does it right and sends Cooper and any other actors to someone that will get them up to speed. (as much as can be expected) I don't mean some week long coarse. To do justice they need to cowboy up and the group go through a real damn training coarse with some hair on it!
Wait a second. I'm confused. While Chris was alive, the official kill count was 160. Why now that he is dead are they suddenly willing to give the "real" number? I love Chris, don't get me wrong, cause I thought Chris was a gifted and lucky SOB when it came to some of his shots. 160 confirmed kills in such a short window is very impressive. So is 255. Acknowledging the other 95 kills wouldn't have changed him at all in my impression. I highly doubt it would change anything for anyone. It certainly didn't mean a fuck to Chris. I will 100 percent guarantee (And B. Webb, C. Osman, and anyone else who really knew Chris can correct me if I'm wrong) that Chris didn't care for the number of people he killed. He cared about the number that he couldn't save. Ryan Job. Mark Lee. The Marine kid who begged Chris not to tell his mother he died in pain before dying in Chris's arms. Those are the only ones that really mattered. Not the savages that he was shooting at. His brothers. His friends.
@Virginstateofmind Maybe they'll hire BW, CO, Babin and others who worked with him to be advisors. They'd be stupid not to.
Or just get real SEALs like Act of Valor. Not saying they have to be active duty, but who better to play a SEAL than a SEAL.
@Virginstateofmind I don't think that is going to happen.
@Virginstateofmind Marcus seems to be holding his guys' feet to the fire. Hopefully, that will happen here.
Well the reason I said that was, because unless they put those actors through a SERIOUS 3-6 month BUD/s training program into these guys, it's just not going to look right. Military SOF Operators see the world differently than a civilian does. That transfers through to the screen. We can only hope the war scenes play like they did in SPR.
@Virginstateofmind It would be cool if they hired recently retired ones as extras or for small roles.