Thursday, January 10, 2008

Matt Damon in new Iraq film

Are we ready for Iraq War movies yet? Fictionalized films based on what's going on over there haven't done too well. Home of the Brave, In the Valley of Elah, Rendition, Lions for Lambs, Redacted... The Kingdom wasn't really an Iraq War film since it dealt with US and Saudi agents uniting to fight a terrorist cell in Saudi Arabia, and it gave an excuse to treat terrorists like they really are, not the generically-accented kind that get battled in movies like Collateral Damage and The Siege.

Now word has it Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass, the duo behind the last two Bourne movies, will collaborate on an Iraq War film, focussing on the search for weapons of mass destruction. Maybe by 2009, with a new president, US audiences will be ready to go there.

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