Skip to comments.A MOVIE TO MAKE AMERICA PROUD (Malkin on Willis' movie)
Posted on 11/27/2005 7:49:10 PM PST by STARWISE
The Sunday Times of London follows up on Bruce Willis' plans to make a film about the heroes of Deuce Four, based on the reporting of embedded journalist/blogger extraordinaire Michael Yon:
ANGERED by negative portrayals of the conflict in Iraq, Bruce Willis, the Hollywood star, is to make a pro-war film in which American soldiers will be depicted as brave fighters for freedom and democracy.
It will be based on the exploits of the heavily decorated members of Deuce Four, the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry, which has spent the past year battling insurgents in the northern Iraqi town of Mosul.
Willis attended Deuce Fours homecoming ball this month in Seattle, Washington, where the soldiers are on leave, along with Stephen Eads, the producer of Armageddon and The Sixth Sense.
The 50-year-old actor said that he was in talks about a film of these guys who do what they are asked to for very little money to defend and fight for what they consider to be freedom.
Unlike many Hollywood stars Willis supports the war and recently offered a $1m (about £583,000) bounty for the capture of any of Al-Qaedas most wanted leaders such as Osama Bin Laden, Ayman Al-Zawahiri or Abu Musab al- Zarqawi, its commander in Iraq. Willis visited the war zone with his rock and blues band, the Accelerators, in 2003.
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He is expected to base the film on the writings of the independent blogger Michael Yon, a former special forces green beret who was embedded with Deuce Four and sent regular dispatches about their heroics.
Yon was at the soldiers ball with Willis, who got to know him through his internet war reports on www.michaelyon.blogspot.com. What he is doing is something the American media and maybe the world media isnt doing, the actor said, and thats telling the truth about whats happening in the war in Iraq.
God love ya, Bruce! You've been unashamedly a true friend and supporter of our great armed forces (as opposed to your ex's new husband).
Ready ticket here, Bruce!
Good for him! I've never been a huge fan-- but God bless Bruce.
I've already bought my ticket!
I've been waiting for something like this for YEARS. The elites will either be confounded by the success of this movie, or just wring their hands that the "Republicans" and the "extreme right wing" have taken over the country. Clueless clods. Most of us are proud of our fighting forces and understand what we're up against. I don't normally go to the movies any more, except when my son begs (he's really interested in seeing "Narnia"). I'll go to this.
Me neither, but I am now. Anyone in Hollyweird who will support the troops is going to kill their career in that cesspool of idiots. I will go watch Bruce in any movie he makes from now on because he isn't afraid to put his career (or his money) ahead of his convictions.
I can honestly say that I've never been a big Bruce Willis fan until I read stories like these.
God bless you, Mr. Willis, and thank you for really supporting the troops instead of simply paying lip-service.
Sacrifice begets Sacrifice.
MEL's -PASSION- sparked by -WE WERE SOLDIERS-
...just for the LOVE of it.
I had a major crush on Willis in his first TV show, with Cybil Shephard...
I also like his movies with Danny Glover...except I can't/won't watch Danny Glover anymore...
Talk about a leftie....Glover is a really outspoken leftist!!
There are a million stories like these. Unfortunately, the MSM prefers stories that taint the mission or lean toward helping al Qaeda. Not that they truly want to help al Qaeda, but if Bush is against al Qaeda in Iraq how can they feel the same way, they ask themselves. I saw so much disgust amongst our service members and our coalition partners at the way the war was portrayed while I was in Iraq. The MSM has a template for its coverage. They refuse to let the facts get in the way. It's disgusting. Apparently the fact that there could be bad consequences if we fail in Iraq has never entered the minds of these folks.
Yessss.....FINALLY!! I'll be seeing this one more than once!
What he is doing is something the American media and maybe the world media isnt doing, the actor said, and thats telling the truth about whats happening in the war in Iraq.
Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters
I salute Bruce Willis, a man who regrets never having worn the uniform but one who can do more out of uniform for the grunt than most of us ever could do in uniform.
Do it Bruce!
I'm not a movie lover, period, but I love Armageddon!
I've rather enjoyed Bruce Willis movies.
Mr. Willis, I will be first in line.
God bless you.
Bumpity bump - FReepers need to get together and make this a FReeper gathering/event!
Movies with Danny Glover? Are you thinking of Mel Gibson?
And if FReepers make it a FReeper gathering, invite Michelle Malkin.
OMFG..What glorius pictures! Where did you get them??!
I will definitely break my boycott of Hollywood to go see this movie!
Bravo, Mr. Willis! You rock!
If more people like Bruce, Mel Gibson, etc., stood up to the Hollywood 'elite ruling class' I think they would he stunned by the boxoffice they would attract. I don't want to be lectured when I go to a movie or watch Television and highly resent it when I am... I think Mayer, Warner, etc., all had the right idea when they controlled what their talent said to the press. They knew the public wanted mystery when they go to the movies.
Dang...you are right...it WAS Mel Gibson's movies.
I guess I just showed my ignorance about movies, didn't I?
Oh, well---I still won't go to Danny Glover movies...LOL
But, if Mel wants to make a movie w/o Glover, I might see it also...
Thanks for correcting my stupid mistake.
He did make his last Die Hard movie with Glover.
Danny really is too old for that $hit.
That was Samuel L. Jackson !
One of my favorite Hollywood men!
ping.....Deuce Four is stationed at Ft. Lewis, right?
Hmmm... I haven't watched it in a long time, sorry, I would have sworn it was Glover (who I detest). Wonder how Gibson feels about him these days?
I agree about making it FReeper event when it opens .. just flood those theaters .. what say you, Jim?
I absolutely love Morgan Freeman.. please don't tell me he's joined Glover and others on the dark side. I would be very disappointed. He has always struck me as a real Southern Gentleman (and a great actor).
Just a search for images of bruce willis iraq ;).
"Wonder how Gibson feels about him these days?"
See post #28 for an answer to that one. ;-)
Bump. Betcha Hollwood won't whine about its box office the week it opens.
I'm afraid even Mr. Freeman has his foot on the moonbat line... not completely all the way, but uncomfortably close. He hasn't reached BelafonteMoonbatLand... yet (not even Danny G. has reached that point).
Yup, cant wait, haven't been in movies in years...
That's too bad, I do like him, Glover has definitely gone to the dark side and I'd say he's close to giving Belafonte a run for him money.
Wow- I am definitely going to see this movie
We do have rules here, ya know!
He does not fit in. To be intellectual, to be anti-establishment, rebellious, and a free out of the box thinker you need to say what everyone else in Hollywood says, Bruce.
Bruce, I hope you realize, Fahrenheit 9-11 was a top notch award-winning documentary, you wont get $hit! Not for making a movie like this.
rules are rules...pics
Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis .... John McClane
Jeremy Irons .... Simon Gruber
Samuel L. Jackson .... Zeus Carver
Graham Greene .... Joe Lambert
Colleen Camp .... Connie Kowalski