By: John M Jerva
We have some official confirmation for a release date for the true life military action-thriller The Outpost which stars Scott Eastwood and tells the heroic real life story of a small band of soldiers who stood their ground against thousands of Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan.
The film was supposed to make its debut at the South By Southwest Film Fest but since that event like all others have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Screen Media has now acquired the movie and is set to release it on Digital and VOD this Independents Day which is a great way to honor the brave men whom the story is about.
A featurette was actually release a while back which I posted as well and it delves into the story and the small but fierce men who stood against many. It also talks about how Director Rod Lurie, who is an Army veteran himself, used real life soldiers including some who were actually part of this fierce firefight. Check it out right below!
Rod Lurie helms from a script penned by Eric Johnson, and Paul Tamasy. The film is based on the book written by Jake Tapper titled The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor.
Also starring are Orlando Bloom, Caleb Landry Jones, Jacob Scipio, Jack Kesy, Cory Hardict and Mel Gibson’s son Milo who was awesome in the Black Ops thriller All The Devil’s Men.
Lurie made an official statement about how wonderful it was to honor his brothers in arms.
“I wish upon every director a movie so suited to their emotional needs,” director Rod Lurie said in a statement. “It was an honor and a duty to tell the story of my brothers in arms. I can think of no modern story that so beautifully displays the spirit of the American soldier. What we are willing to die for tells us so much more about ourselves than what we are willing to kill for. You’ll understand what I mean after you see the film.”
Official Synopsis: Based on Jake Tapper’s New York Times best-selling non-fiction book, the film follows a tiny unit of US soldiers alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan as they battle to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of Kamdesh, as it’s known, was the bloodiest American engagement of the Afghan War in 2009 and Bravo Troop 3-61 CAV became one of the most decorated units of the 19-year conflict.
Screen Media’s Seth Needle and Mike Messina also stated, “The true story depicted – and incredibly executed – in The Outpost, is one of the most heroic stories of American triumph. Rod Lurie, the terrific cast and crew did an amazing job bringing Jake Tapper’s book to life. We couldn’t be more honored to be working with everyone involved to bring this film to audiences this summer.”
With the film coming this July, expect a new trailer and other press materials to drop in the near future.