October 04, 2012

Code Name: Geronimo to be released

‘Code Name: Geronimo’ movie to be released in theaters

By Roscoe PondAn exact replica of Osama Bin Laden's compound in Pakistan was built at the New Mexico state prison just south of Santa Fe. It served as a location shoot for the new action movie, “Code Name: Geronimo.” Filming wrapped production last February 2012. The movie follows a team of 6 Navy ‘Seals’ as they trained for the mission to assassinate Osama Bin Laden. The film is tentatively scheduled for U.S. release October 2012.

This new film is the second to tackle the controversial subject of Bin Laden. ‘Oscar’ winning director Katherine Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) helmed, “Zero Dark Thirty” which will open in U.S. theaters Dec. 19, 2012. John Stockwell directed, “Code Name: Geronimo” which was bought by the Weinstein company at the ‘Cannes’ film festival last May. It premiered in theaters at the country of Brazil on Sept. 28.

The killing of Osama Bin Laden in 2011 was considered a victory for the U.S. Native Americans were insulted that the ‘Navy Seals’ used the operation code name of ‘Geronimo’ to kill Bin Laden.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Code Name: Geronimo the Movie and Bin Laden Codenamed "Geronimo."

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