It won’t be Fallujah, but we’re gonna get the movie!

A year ago we wondered if and when Hollywood would produce Fallujah: The Movie. Well, things have moved along. It’s Mosul: The Movie or Deuce Four and it will star Bruce Willis and be based on Michael Yon’s reporting. Via the Times of London:

Willis is likely to take on the role of the unit’s commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Erik Kurilla, 39, a Bruce Willis lookalike with a chest full of medals, more hair than Willis and a glamorous blonde wife. He was injured in August after being shot three times by insurgents “in front of my eyes”, Yon recorded in his blog: “He continued to direct his men until a medic gave him morphine and the men took him away.” Kurilla now has a titanium plate in his leg. He met Willis at the ball and said that his men were “very excited and appreciative that he was there”. ”

Deuce Four has a chequered history. For decades it was a segregated black unit commanded by a white officer. It was disbanded in 1951 but veterans felt hurt that its past was considered to be a stain on the army and it was revived in the mid-1990s.

When the battalion arrived in Mosul in November last year the city was under threat from insurgents. “We faced very heavy fighting for about three months,” Kurilla recalled. “Every patrol was making contact with enemy forces. We would hit them where they slept, where they worked and where they ate.” Today the picture was very different, he said. “I have watched a city that was in absolute chaos turn into one that has a viable Iraqi security force, which is taking the lead in fighting the terrorists.”

Fantastic! It is critical to our victory to have an alternative — and true — narrative to tell over against the relentless negativity of the MSM and Hollywood. How sad that this is a rarity, and a bold, consciously arrived-at decision, whereas it was second nature to have such storytelling for most of our nation’s history. HT’s Michelle Malkin, Polipundit.

UPDATE

We quote Steyn on the deep perversity and anti-Americanism of Hollywood:

A Hollywood that’s ashamed of one of its few universally acknowledged genuine artistic achievements is hardly likely to come up with any new artistic achievements. As the instant deflation of that Whoopi cushion reminds us, the movies are now so constrained by political correctness the very act of storytelling is itself endangered. That’s something slightly more ominous than the feeble limousine liberalism many conservatives blame for the alleged box-office slump. Say what you like about those Hollywood writers of the ’30s and ’40s, but they were serious lefties. Their successors are mostly poseurs loudly trumpeting their courageous ”dissent” while paralyzed into inanity. This year’s Sean Penn thriller, ”The Interpreter,” was originally about Muslim terrorists blowing up a bus in New York. So, naturally, Hollywood called rewrite. And instead the bus got blown up by African terrorists from the little-known republic of Matobo. ”We didn’t want to encumber the film in politics in any way,” said Kevin Misher, the producer.

This is not a commercial decision; it is a sickness of the soul.

One Response to “It won’t be Fallujah, but we’re gonna get the movie!”

  1. The Right Nation Says:

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