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Generation Kill mini-series coming to HBO

by Julia Ward, posted Feb 28th 2007 6:37PM
Generation KillHBO has given the greenlight to Generation Kill, a seven-hour miniseries based on the true stories of Marines fighting in the Iraq war. The series will focus on the early movements of the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion. The series is being co-written by David Simon and Ed Burns of The Wire and is based on Evan Wright's nonfiction book of the same name. Wright was embedded with U.S. troops during the war's first phase in 2003.

Expect to see nothing but Iraq war films, miniseries and television shows coming out of Hollywood over the next couple of years. Enough time has passed since the war's inception to see all manner of first person narratives and analysis published and snapped up by production companies. What distinguishes Generation Kill is its look at the war's earliest days, the specificity with which it addresses military bueracracy and its characterization of today's soliders. They are not their WWII and Vietnam counterparts. As Wright described them, Marines are "on more intimate terms with videogames, reality TV shows and Internet porn than they are with their own parents." Different generation. Different war.

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merv

I think this will be of interest. Follows guy who is head hunted from police to Gov. organization in Australia and ends up in U.S. Based on true autobiography and now funded (via US) for mini series. Explosive content - includes forms of rendition 17 years ago - who said it was new?

Site has been shut down due to production go ahead, but you can still search various facts on net - http://www.spectre.net.au

May 27 2007 at 1:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Andreas

Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgard has been slated as the lead character in this mini-series, according to Swedish Media. Alexander Skarsgård is the son of Stellan Skarsgård.

May 25 2007 at 4:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lemon Lyman

More Simon and Burns on HBO? Best news ever.

March 01 2007 at 10:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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