First Trailer for LONE SURVIVOR

On the eve of the release for Mark Wahlberg's latest actioner, 2 Guns, we have received the trailer for yet another of Mark Wahlberg's actioners, but this one seems to be shooting a little higher than his current team up with Denzel Washington. For Lone Survivor Wahlberg has partnered with director Peter Berg (The Rundown, The Kingdom, Hancock, but also Battleship) to tell the real life story of the failed June 28, 2005 mission "Operation Red Wings". The purpose of the mission was to have four members of SEAL Team 10 (portrayed here by Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, and Ben Foster) capture or kill Taliban leader, Ahmad Shahd. It is known that Marcus Luttrell (Wahlberg) is the only member of the team to survive, but just because we know how things end doesn't mean this won't be a fascinating study of soldiers and the small aspects of their day to day lives. All their mundane actions made more poignant by the untimely fate they meet at the conclusion of the film. With a limited release scheduled for December 27th and an expansion on January 10, 2014 it seems the movie is being pushed for some awards consideration and this at least shows good faith in the project. As for the trailer I was surprised by how generic it ultimately looks, more as if it were based on a video game than the true acts of courage the poster so proudly carries. That isn't to say the final product will feel this way and I honestly hope that it doesn't. Berg has made some solid films, but hasn't left his mark on something great yet. This type of story certainly has the potential to do that. Wahlberg is on a roll right now with a string of well received films and box office successes and with the well-intentioned patriotism it seems this is at least destined to do well in the States. Lone Survivor also stars Eric Bana, Alexander Ludwig, and Jerry Ferrara. Hit the jump to check out the trailer.

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