This one all of a sudden got more interesting. The Coen brothers, the pair behind “No Country for Old Men”, “Fargo”, “Burn After Reading”, “A Serious Man” and more, are rewriting the script to “Unbroken”, the WWII film. Angelina Jolie is set to direct the film, based on the book of the same name. It’s an incredible story about Louis Zamperini. From IGN, the story follows  a track star who was in the 1936 Olympics, Zamperini went on to serve in the Air Force during World War II. When his B-24 went down in the Pacific in 1942, he and two crewmates spent 47 days at sea subsisting on rainwater and whatever small fish they could catch, all while fending off shark attacks. One crewmate, Francis “Mac” McNamara, died on the thirty-third day, but eventually the two survivors washed ashore on a Japanese island, where they were taken as prisoners of war. Zamperini spent two years of captivity and torture. He was eventually declared killed in action, before finally returning home at the end of the war.

You know, Jolie is talented, but I kind of wish Ben Affleck would direct this film. He seems to be pretty good at this historical drama genre with “Argo” under his belt.

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