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So What Bin Laden Movie Will Come First?

Nordling here.

If there's one constant in the universe, it's that Hollywood loves a happy ending.

Now that Osama Bin Laden has reached the chewy center of the cosmic Tootsie Pop, it just stands to reason that Hollywood would want to tell the story of his pursuit and killing in Abbottabad by U.S. Navy SEALs.  Considering the vast resources and intelligence gathering that was used to put that son-of-a-bitch in the water, it would make a hell of a fantastic story, and no offense to those overseas, it should be our people that tell it.

Right now Deadline is talking about two projects in particular that have already been making the rounds in Hollywood - the first is a project called KILL BIN LADEN, which is being shepherded by Oscar-winners Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal of THE HURT LOCKER.  The movie was going to be about an unsuccessful mission to kill Bin Laden, but obviously with these events that will have to be changed.  According to the article the film wasn't specifically about Bin Laden but the team that tried to bring him down.  Also in development is a film called JAWBREAKER, based on Gary Berntsen's book, about the military mission in Tora Bora, Afghanistan during December 2001.

Now, of course, things have changed, and honestly, although those stories have value, I'd much rather see a film based on the intel we got in August that led to yesterday's assault.  The Navy SEAL Team Six are bad mama-jamas, and considering there was a 40 minute firefight, according to reports, I'd imagine the entire project would be ripe for a one hell of a cinematic movie.  You can save your "American imperialist" judgments for another day, but a good military plan well executed, with the intelligence we received, and the entire history of how the raid happened would be fascinating and riveting material.  Hell, just tell the story of Team Six.  I understand you'd have to fictionalize the people and their backgrounds to keep them secret, but the history of how that team came to be is incredible stuff and done with care would be a military junkie's dream.

I'll say right out - I'm a liberal, but I'm happy that our forces executed Bin Laden, took no casualties, and got the job done.  I'd buy each and every one of those guys a beer if, you know, they didn't rip my throat out with their bare hands first, MacGruber style.

Nordling, out.

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  • May 2, 2011, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Paul Greengrass should direct



  • May 2, 2011, 3:19 p.m. CST


    by iceman199

    People who say "Americans".

  • May 2, 2011, 3:21 p.m. CST


    by nico_laos

    People who use the word 'pantywaist'....

  • May 2, 2011, 3:23 p.m. CST


    by nico_laos

    ...People who talk shit about Americans, even though they run out to see their movies, watch their tv shows, and visit their geek websites.

  • May 2, 2011, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Bin Laden

    by HoboCode

    I don't seem to recall any actual evidence he perpetrated 9/11. Sure he took credit for it but did he do it?

  • May 2, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST


    by IamTheSisko

    People who trash Americans because it's trendy...

  • And then oops, the FBI doesn't have any hard evidence that he was involved in the 9/11 attacks.

  • May 2, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Can't you just masturbate to any other jingoistic movie?

    by DeckardB26354

    Nordling, can't you just masturbate furiously to any other jingoistic movie that's ever been made? There's been a lot of them. Lots of movies with guns and killing and "Ra Ra, America is number one" in them. Just get the kleenex and vaseline out and go to town, your dick won't know the difference.

  • May 2, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Bin Laden's corpse resurrected movie-Megatron style

    by Larry Sellers

    By submerged Decepticons.

  • May 2, 2011, 3:27 p.m. CST


    by nietzschebot

    Americans who know nothing about the complicated situation of the world and learn everything they know from the Drudge Report. I'm for this movie if Gilbert Gottfried plays bin Laden.

  • May 2, 2011, 3:28 p.m. CST

    What does being a liberal have to do with anything?

    by matthooper8

    We killed a terrorist mass murderer. How does being a political liberal factor into anyone's feeling about killing him? Well any rational person. Why even mention your politics? If you said you were a muslim and you were glad, that might have weight.

  • May 2, 2011, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Without America would other countries have anything worthwhile?

    by knowthyself

    They listen to our music. They watch our films. They drool over our celebrities, our culture, and our EVERYTHING. Honestly what the fuck would they have without us? They wouldn't even have someone to HATE if it wasn't for us. You're welcome.

  • May 2, 2011, 3:30 p.m. CST


    by NADO

    There's plenty to pin on him, but not 9/11.

  • May 2, 2011, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Geoffrey Fourmyle ...

    by nico_laos

    ... obviously harbors deep homosexual tendencies, otherwise he wouldn't obsess over belittling the masculinity of others. It's all about self-loathing, and is really pretty sad. Hang in there, Geoff. Just accept yourself for who you are and your parents will too.

  • May 2, 2011, 3:30 p.m. CST


    by AnarchyWorldsEnd

    Only 4 the fact that this will change little... Most Arab countries will still be back-asswards and because of simple supply and demand we'll still have to be involved in their shit part of the world. The more things change...

  • May 2, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Already exists

    by quigonjinnandtonic

    There already is a movie about the guys who killed Bin Laden, it's called Planet Terror. We all know it was Bruce Willis so c'mon..

  • May 2, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Something that summed up todays events to me ...


    Earlier today on Sky news they interviewed a sweet little old lady who lives in London ... Her only son/child was killed on 9/11 seems he was a financial wizz and was head-hunted a few years before, moved to America with his family and by all accounts was living the American dream. From start to finish of the interview she had a beaming smile and really did look like she had just awoken from a ten year coma or recovered from a long illness ... That bullet to the head had created closure and peace ... I imagine 99.9% of people who had their lives ripped apart ten years ago felt the same way today. Everyone can have an opinion but not for one second should we look down on ANYONE who finds his death a joyous thing.

  • May 2, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST


    by Phil Black

    (Not American). As I understand it they got a lead 4 years ago and this culminated in the attack today. I'm very pleased he "resisted" thus avoiding a lengthy and expensive show trial. The balance of intelligence, helicopter-borne assault (including a crash) and ultimate burial at sea would make a decent film.

  • May 2, 2011, 3:36 p.m. CST


    by NADO

    We don't even know for fact that he was involved. (although it is likely) I'd find much greater comfort in him standing trial and rotting for 10 years on death row wondering every day if today will be the day.

  • May 2, 2011, 3:38 p.m. CST


    by nietzschebot

    You neither know yourself nor anything else. What about their indigenous films and music and art and drama and performances which you have no fucking clue about since you've never left the comfort of your mother's basement, except to go upstairs and wave your flag when Transformers is released. You should seriously choose some name other than a slogan associated with Socrates, definitely not an American.

  • May 2, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST


    by CT1

    The first movie about this? A made-for-TV/Cable movie, maybe on OWN or Lifetime, but more likely on one of the big three networks.

  • May 2, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Why didn't Alqaeda ever do anything as ballsy as 9/11

    by NADO

    before or after? It is very disappointing. I was expecting terror to fight back.

  • May 2, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST

    "But joyously celebrating anyone's death"


    If I had lost family on 9/11 I think I would be having a fucking party right about now .... I didn't so I'm not. Thats my point above ... For some this will be a sudden realise of 10 years worth of anger and hatred ... We are only human.

  • May 2, 2011, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Is MacGruber any good?

    by Astronut

    I'm being serious. Is it funny? Is it worth a rent?

  • May 2, 2011, 3:44 p.m. CST


    by Nordling

    It's silly as hell but a lot of fun. Val Kilmer's kind of awesome in it.

  • May 2, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Well said , childs.

    by HoboCode

    Agree with you whole heartedly. The reaction has been sick and disturbing in this country. Let's try to be better than the people we call savages.

  • May 2, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST

    I don't see us adopting other countries super heroes.

    by knowthyself icons. But they sure as hell know ours.

  • May 2, 2011, 3:48 p.m. CST


    by uberman

    That was on The Onion website;)

  • May 2, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST

    At least the Republicans can't say that Obama is weak on national defense now


    Which pretty much takes away the only Ace in their deck come next election. The can't say anything about the economy since it was they who nearly destroyed it.

  • May 2, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST

    I'm with Childs too

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    I've also noticed a lot of people using 'America! Fuck yeah!' Seemingly blissfully unaware what Parker and Stone were ripping the piss out of.

  • May 2, 2011, 3:50 p.m. CST


    by matchesmalone2380

    Bin Laden might as well of been in the planes that hit the WTC, because he was the terrorist's leader! It's like Hitler being responsible for the all the shit during WW2: He didn't have to physically be there to be responsible, he just had to be the brains behind it! I for one am very happy Bin Laden is at the bottom of the ocean, and yes a movie might be good in some years, but not now. Let's just be happy there is one less evil bastard in the world to worry about. As for Harry and if this will help the Captain America movie: seriously?? Why? Does the first thing Cap does when he wakes up is put a bullet in Bin Laden's brain? NO! There are a lot of things that can be said during the last 24 hours, and what you said Harry was probably the Dumbest!

  • May 2, 2011, 3:51 p.m. CST


    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    because we fucked their shit up big time...I mean Osama was living in a freaking estate and he couldn't pull off any more attacks on American soil...sure they were able to get to other countries who didn't have as much invested in disrupting plots in the places they are planned but rip on Bush for implementing and Obama for continuing certain policies and wars but fact remains the bastard didn't get us again and now he is about to be shit out by a shark

  • May 2, 2011, 3:51 p.m. CST


    by palooka_boy

    Read the 9/11 Commission report, ya fuckin' morons. Saying Osama had nothing to do with it makes you a crackpot on the level with 9/11 truthers, Obama birthers, and moonlanding conspiracy nuts.

  • May 2, 2011, 3:52 p.m. CST

    astronut, even though I respect Nordling's opinion he's wrong about MacGruber


    It's a terrible film and I generally like raunchy stupid comedy and Will Forte. But the laughs in MacGruber are few and far between. Nordling is right, however, about Val Kilmer. He is the best thing in the movie. If I could take back the time I wasted watching this movie I would.

  • May 2, 2011, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Zombie Bin laden!

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Come on hollywood you know you want to do it

  • May 2, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Now What?

    by Samuel Fulmer

    That's the big question that comes out of all of this. Now that the mission really is accomplished, is it time to pack it in and call it a day?

  • The Navy Seals should get some of the profits for their story.

  • May 2, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST



    Wow, if everyone was as perfect as you the world truly would be a better place. I'm sorry you feel disturbed about all this .... everyone is different my man .... just the way it is. But you sound like a stand-up guy.

  • May 2, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

    yeah, I don't think it's much to celebrate

    by oisin5199

    Obviously, Bin Laden deserved what he got and I can understand how people whose families died in 9/11 have closure. But dancing in the streets, waving flags, and chanting 'USA' seems pretty distasteful to me. How does it make us any better than those who danced in the streets when 9/11 happened? Certainly, the actions that cause the celebrating aren't comparable, but behavior surrounding them is. Clearly, both sides are celebrating the death of an enemy. So I'm not sure we can claim moral superiority. Both sides are just prisoners of their ideology. Maybe we should soberly reflect on what has led us to this point and honor the sacrifices of our soldiers and our dead innocents, instead of having celebrations.

  • May 2, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

    Sad that people are turning words like...

    by jimmy_009

    ...justice into revenge and murder. I wonder if their smug self-satisfaction at being better than everyone else outweighs the joy felt that people have with some measure of closure. I guess I missed the crowds last night that were cursing Islam and dragging bodies through the streets. I mostly saw happy people expressing their happiness in a that one of the biggest pieces of crap ever to walk the Earth was gone, and the world was a better place for it -- and in a peaceful manner no less. But if you feel good looking down on that, hey that's your thing. I won't lose any sleep over it, and would be happy to watch a well made movie about it.

  • May 2, 2011, 4:01 p.m. CST

    I will probably never meet the guys that finally got him...

    by BlaGyver

    So I'm always going to imagine that this video sums them up best:

  • May 2, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST



    Well said.

  • May 2, 2011, 4:04 p.m. CST

    "Vengeance is mine, sayeth the Lord!!!"


    Put that in your pipe and smoke it!

  • May 2, 2011, 4:04 p.m. CST


    by jimmy_009

    People were cheered the end of WW2 and the news that Hitler was dead. I'm sure they're all scumbags right? I saw peaceful celebration. Not burning of effigies or cursing other people's countries or religions. In this instance I saw we WERE better than the people we were fighting against. Knee jerk reactions work both ways.

  • May 2, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Also, my take

    by BlaGyver

    I'm looking at it like this: I've always been pretty open about the fact that I'm one of the younger users on the site at 19. I called up my bud last night as this was all happening and amidst our joking he goes "They've been chasing Obama for half our lives...who are we supposed to hate now?" It was funny, but it also got me thinking about how much the way I grew up has been defined by Bin Laden's actions. I can't imagine how different my generation would be if 9/11 hadn't happened. I mean, I literally can't imagine it. I have no idea what life without that having happened would have been like. It's a little uncanny that I found out about 9/11 when I was 9 years old and in 4th grade. Ten years later, the hunt for this guy finally ends, the hunt for this guy that has so greatly influenced the time in which I grew up, and they got him right as I'm about to sort of move on from my young years for good. Within the next year I'll be working a steady job, paying my own rent, living in my own's just very strange that this synced up with this period of time in my life. All that aside, AMERICA.

  • May 2, 2011, 4:09 p.m. CST

    OBL: Dead And Loving It

    by ravenloff

    He's knee-deep in virgins, after all, isn't he? ISN'T HE?

  • May 2, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Not to be all "get off my lawn"

    by Nordling

    but I have no frame of reference for growing up with this. 9/11 happened when I was 32 years old. I can't imagine living in a world where it was a constant aspect of my childhood. The most devastating thing I remember happening in my childhood was the Iran hostage crisis. I'd bet AIRPLANE! looks like some relic of years gone by to the millennial generation. That's just weird to me.

  • than, say, the invasion of Iraq. How anyone can equate this elation of Americans to those who cheered 9/11 is beyond me. Stop being silly.

  • May 2, 2011, 4:17 p.m. CST


    by BSB

    Like kids even give a shit about 9/11. Their brains are way too occupied by tweeting and sexting to give a shit about terrorism.

  • May 2, 2011, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Ha, Nordling

    by BlaGyver

    I had to take a year off of watching Airplane! because between the ages of 14 and 16 I probably watched it between 40 and 50 times, not kidding. For what it's worth, I don't know anybody that doesn't find it absolutely hilarious. And honestly, growing up with it isn't something I really started thinking about until yesterday. It's just kind of always been there. Which is really sad. But I remember all the landmarks perfectly. I remember when I found out about 9/11, when I found out we were going to war....I probably most distinctly remember hearing that we'd finally gotten Sadam, I was staying at my aunt's house and she woke my sister and I up at 5 or 6 in the morning to tell us.

  • May 2, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST



    Wise words ... respect to you as well.

  • May 2, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST

    RE: Jimmy09

    by BlaGyver

    Cheers to that, man.

  • May 2, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST

    why should they care?

    by JAMF

    unless your friend or family member got blown up in 9/11 why would you care? i dont. not trying to be mean but its like to me they're the same as some african kids starving to death right now, or the people who died in the japanese earthquake. sure its a shame people are dying needlessly but it doesnt really affect my day. life goes on and all that...

  • May 2, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST


    by BlaGyver

    1. I honestly don't think you have too much to worry about. You're being extremely respectful and well-spoken and most of us respect that. 2. Is your name a "The Thing" reference? That'd get you even more respect from me.

  • May 2, 2011, 4:29 p.m. CST


    by BlaGyver

    I've mentioned that I like you man, but I would say tread carefully when saying that. I won't repost what I said earlier, but most of the kids I grew up with would say the same thing regarding 9/11. We are a deeply flawed generation, but do not think for a minute that we "don't care" about 9/11.

  • May 2, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST

    weekend at bernies!

    by Grace_Panda

  • May 2, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST

    How bout a Abbottabad map for Medal of Honor or Battlefield

    by NickDWolfy

  • May 2, 2011, 4:36 p.m. CST

    no i dont

    by JAMF

    charity never solves anything, its putting a plaster (a bandaid if you like) on the problem, but it doesnt fix it. i'm not saying dont give to charity, as i said above this is my opinion i dont force onto others or say they're wrong ;) in england we have this thing called comic relief where people all over the country do silly things to raise money for charities for a week out of every year, its been going about 30 years now and nothings changed. money goes to the same people same places every time. if their countries were sorted out for once and for all and all the bad elements removed they would be much better off, its that give a man a fish/teach him to fish thing isnt it?

  • May 2, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Vinnie Chase!

    by Cory849

    Vincent Chase is perfect to play Osama Bin Laden in next year's smash hit Abbottabad (Billy Walsh to direct).

  • May 2, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST

    hey i wonder if they'll get

    by JAMF

    art malik to play osama. you know they will!

  • I don't take orders from you, bitch.

  • May 2, 2011, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Trey Parker and Matt Stone?

    by skycrapper

    Told through puppets? Fuck yeah!

  • May 2, 2011, 4:57 p.m. CST


    by BSB

    I like you too, but let's just say neither you nor I are absolutely right. While you and your friends may have grown up with a strong sense of social and civic awareness, I'm not wrong in saying there are great numbers of youth who are lacking thereof. They show no care for another person, let alone their country.

  • May 2, 2011, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Childs, it's called justice.

    by Flip63Hole

    Bin Laden got his just deserts. Our troops got did good. We have a lot to be proud and excited for, Mr. Holier Than Though. I assume you're an only child? I haven't seen somebody so high on themselves in a very long time. Cute stuff. A big "attaboy" for you, Childs!

  • May 2, 2011, 4:58 p.m. CST


    by BSB

    Where Cheney, Rumsfeld and Feith are brought to justice.

  • May 2, 2011, 4:59 p.m. CST


    by BlaGyver

    Fair enough. Thanks for being respectful.

  • May 2, 2011, 5 p.m. CST

    Why make a movie about something that's "pretty irrelevant"?


    A comment from someone who actually knows what they're talking about. This makes a change.

  • May 2, 2011, 5:03 p.m. CST

    too bad we dumped his body in the ocean.

    by dockealy

    Weekend at Bernie's is due for a remake.

  • May 2, 2011, 5:03 p.m. CST


    by BSB

    Apparently Pakistan has been knowingly harboring Bin Laden all this time. Perhaps we need to train HAARP on this 'ally' and show them what's up.

  • May 2, 2011, 5:04 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    "I'll say right out - I'm a liberal, but I'm happy that our forces executed Bin Laden" Hmmm. Execution to me means cold blooded murder. If that's whats happened then it's hardly a victory for the forces of truth and goodness. I 'hope' the special forces didn't kill Osama and his wife in cold blood as Nordling suggests - a hollow victory it would be. I prefer to believe they were killed because they had to be. Do you remember the video footage of Saddam being pulled out of his hole? All dirty, scared and unkempt - his aura of power forever gone.

  • May 2, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Accuracy of reported facts / Jessica Lynch

    by levithegreat

    At this point the reported story may make a great movie. However it is probably early to tell if the reported facts are in fact - facts. Do not forget the Jessica Lynch incident. You need no further proof to see the great lies and deceits that our government is capable of. For all we know they went and picked him up out of his bed while everyone else silently watched.

  • May 2, 2011, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Abbottabad & Costelloslam Meet Osama Bin Laden!

    by Smartacus

    A think it's a cross between an intense action film and a buddy comedy/road picture.

  • May 2, 2011, 5:14 p.m. CST

    childs lives on a desert island

    by Sicuv Uyall

    Obviously not personally affected by any of the events in the last 10 years.

  • May 2, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST


    by blunted666

    ...people who believe enjoying sweet revenge is an American phenomenon

  • May 2, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Zombie Jihadocalypse

    by PorkChopXpress

    The military goes in, only to find that they've landed smack dab in the middle of a giant, zombie-infested compound. They weren't content to simply keep blowing themselves up, they decided to turn themselves into the ultimate Zionist-killing weapons...and they hunger for FLESH!

  • May 2, 2011, 5:17 p.m. CST

    geoffrey_fourmyle yeah i thought that too

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    This isnt about me thinking I'm smart, I wish i was. Team America isn't exactly subtle. I was genuinely shocked that some people have been using that phrase with no hint of irony.

  • May 2, 2011, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Did you people insulting Childs even read his first two posts?

    by Stegman84

    And if so, is basic reading comprehension beyond you monkeys? I swear, some people on this site just want to insult people for the sake of insulting them. What's next? Yelling communist at him? Sheesh.

  • May 2, 2011, 5:20 p.m. CST


    by IAmTommyWiseau

    Um... Hurray?

  • May 2, 2011, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Osama should be played by...

    by the goose

    Cliff Curtis. "Who?" I hear you ask. He is a New Zealand Maori actor who was in Whale Rider, Three Kings, and Die Hard 4, to name a few. He is a DEAD RINGER for Osama (do a google image search, or check the imdb link below and picture him with a beard) and has already played an Arab in several movies, including Three Kings. I'm from NZ, and it has been a long-standing joke/true-ism among NZ actors that Cliff would be the perfect guy for the Osama biopic. Art Malik and Ben Kingsley, while both fine actors are too old for the role. Please Hollywood make it so! Cliff's time has come!!!

  • May 2, 2011, 5:38 p.m. CST

    I heard that he tried to use Bert as a human shield.


    A coward to the end.

  • May 2, 2011, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Yes for the most part you're right

    by CT1

    In learning from an ever revolving door of "they stay the same age but I get older" girlfriends, yeah good luck trying to get a 19 year old chick to sit through the original Superman, fuck even Goonies was even intolerable to one. But for nerd young guys, yeah they can dig and respect those films for what they are.

  • May 2, 2011, 5:38 p.m. CST


    by jimmy_009

    They were already maxed out in terms of hatred for America. It's not like they can suddenly go to 11. What would have been better, to let him go? To keep him in jail for the rest of his life? He'd still be a martyr.

  • May 2, 2011, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Bill of Rights, 5th ammendment

    by MotherPussBucket

    No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation. What gives? Am I missing something or is the ordering of the killing of bin Laden kind of illegal? The news said that there was never any intent to capture him.

  • May 2, 2011, 5:41 p.m. CST

    There won't be a bin Laden movie because . . .

    by GreatOne3

    That would require Hollywood to portray our American soliders in a positive light. Fat chance of that happening.

  • Bin Laden's messages were censored not because they actually thought he would wake sleeper cells - they were censored because is you knew what he was saying you would have shit. Basically, his first two messages flat out said "You provide Israel with missiles and tanks to kill the children of Palestine. Giving those who hate the power of nuclear bombs to kill as many as they wish. They can only fight back with stones and their bodies as bombs while little by little their land is taken." This was a message delivered way before 9/11 - right around the first attempt on the twin towers. After 9/11 he issued his war against America and said in his Oct tapes "Loosen Israel grip on Palestine and your people will not be harmed. We fight for those who can't fight for themselves against an enemy who shows no mercy". The translations were done on a website and were pulled once his tapes were considered "dangerous"

  • May 2, 2011, 5:42 p.m. CST

    The only movie about this subject that should be made They Saved Osama's Brain

    by Wilford_Brimleys_Diabetes_Rage

    Where the remains of Osama Bin Ladin's brain are placed on the body of a hot supermodel who then has to live as a fish out of water (literally) in a college dorm with a group of outcast nerds who have a do or die contest to save grandma's home from an evil real estate agent (played by Donald Trump)..Also George Clooney plays Osama's love interest

  • May 2, 2011, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Paging, Michael Mann...

    by Raymar

  • May 2, 2011, 5:43 p.m. CST

    The firefight was actually 5 minutes

    by BuffDaddy

    The rest of the other 35 minutes was collecting intel, hard drives and destroying any sign of SEAL TEAM SIX presence

  • May 2, 2011, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Twilight guys and Shia Lebouf will play the soldiers

    by Mel

    i can see it now

  • May 2, 2011, 5:59 p.m. CST

    riley martin

    by Shubniggorath

    The film you describe is the opening sequence of the Uwe Boll masterpiece "Postal." I felt it was a touching inside look at what the terrorists were thinking that day.

  • May 2, 2011, 6:06 p.m. CST

    denzel as obama

    by JaredP

    that would be cool

  • May 2, 2011, 6:08 p.m. CST

    by JaredP

    maybe javier bardem as bin laden

  • May 2, 2011, 6:08 p.m. CST

    bin Laden is among his 72 virgins now...

    by Norton833

  • May 2, 2011, 6:08 p.m. CST

    I wish I could say that this idea surprises me...

    by ChickenStu

    But alas I can't. I won't see it.

  • May 2, 2011, 6:09 p.m. CST

    bin Laden is among his 72 virgins now...

    by Norton833

    ...but they're all guys. Turns out being a fundamentalist maniac isn't much of an aphrodisiac.

  • May 2, 2011, 6:13 p.m. CST

    If I had to guess we're going to get five movies or so...

    by Andrew Coleman

    The Tora Bora movie needs to get to made. If you don't know about that battle pick up one of the books about it. I also can see a movie about the failed attempts being made and then of course a movie about the current mission.

  • May 2, 2011, 6:15 p.m. CST


    by Baryonyx

    Know thyself to be a stupid cunt.

  • May 2, 2011, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Hey, knowthyself...

    by Edgardo Incenella

  • May 2, 2011, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Hey, knowthyself...

    by Edgardo Incenella're right, and we even curse like you... for example: fuck you!!!!!!!!

  • And why exactly? Creativity isn't the sovereign right of any one country. America is the mass-market motion picture capital of the world (Excepting Bollywood) but that hasn't stopped it from making versions of other country's history. Braveheart contains more fiction than Dickens, The Patriot seems to show Brits as the new Nazis, and let's not even begin to discuss the desicration caused by the film U 571. Would you then, by extension, take exception to another country making (or financing) a film, that might feature American, or other actors in the hunt, and eventual downfall, of Bin Laden. Today's is a decisive victory, to be sure, but while the battle may be won, the war is far from over. That comment ranks right up there alongside "Do you think today's news will affect the box office for Captain America?" In that instance - No it won't. What on earth happened to this site? The glory days of Warner Brothers threatening to sue, due to the piss poor reception of "Batman & Robin" seem further away than ever. . . . .

  • May 2, 2011, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Those crybabying about Knowthyself are doing it because they know he's RIGHT

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    Yeah, you ingest American media and culture by the truckload (and even come here, AN AMERICAN WEBSITE, to bitch about it) yet love to insult and bash it at every chance you get. Sad lot, a lot of you are.

  • May 2, 2011, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Taiwanese version of the death of Osama

    by TheShrike

  • May 2, 2011, 6:35 p.m. CST

    jimmy_009 I've got to call you out on your comparison to people celebrating WW2 ending...


    They were celebrating because a war was ENDED. You think because Bin Laden is dead terrorism will just magically disappear? No one's saying those people enthusiastically celebrating Bin Laden's death are scumbags or anything, far from it but seeing those scenes just reminded me of the Muslims dancing in the streets on 9/11 a little too much for my liking. Oh and knowthyself, when you say you don't see the US adopting other countries super heroes, comics, music, culture, pop icons what the hell are you talking about? I thought Osama was the one living in a cave but that was clearly wrong.

  • May 2, 2011, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Celebrating his death puts us on their level?

    by TheMcflyFarm

    I'm sorry but there is a huge difference between those who celebrate the murder of thousands of innocent people and those who celebrate the death of the monster that orchestrated it.

  • May 2, 2011, 6:44 p.m. CST

    There is no "Team Six" you dummies.

    by dailysportspages

    Its not like there are only 6 teams of SEALs and the 6th is the best one. There are who knows how many SEAL teams. The best of the best are part of a special SEAL unit called DEVGRU. That unit was at one point very long in the past called SEAL Team 6. But that name was merely designed a ruse since there was only two other SEAL Teams. In reality this would have been SEAL Team 3. Seal Team 6 then split into two different groups before its groups and the other SEAL groups united to form one single SEAL group called DEVRUE. But then here's the rub. Recently DEVGRU has change its name to something else. Unfortunately its so classified that the media hasnt gotten a hold of it. Unlike Delta Force which is now called ACE.

  • May 2, 2011, 6:45 p.m. CST


    by NADO

    No what puts you in another category altogether is this: Osama Bin Laden responsible for the death of thousands of innocent people. USA responsible for the death of millions of innocent people.

  • May 2, 2011, 6:47 p.m. CST

    This is perfect for KARL THOMMASON (SUBSTITUTE V)

    by SmokieGeezer

    Treat Williams can you hear me?

  • May 2, 2011, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Spielberg to Direct ala Munich

    by Bruda5000

    You put Sir Steven on board and put something on in the vein of Munich and shit just got real. By the way, when is Killing Pablo coming out?

  • May 2, 2011, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Loved The Guy wearing HULKAMANIA T-Shirt in Times Square

    by SmokieGeezer

    As George Washington Duke said in ROCKY V......."Only in America!"

  • May 2, 2011, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Stop trying to squeeze Bin Laden news onto the site

    by GWARHOL

    People don't come here for that. That's why we have Stick to what you do best, posting already reported entertainment news.

  • "I'd buy that for a Dollar!"

  • May 2, 2011, 6:55 p.m. CST

    All I'm saying is...


    that it leaves a sour taste in the mouth when I see people whooping and dancing around like their team just won the Super Bowl. Don't get me wrong, Bin Laden got what was coming to him but I think it better to respond to his death by remembering those who died in 9/11 and honoring all the armed forces who put their lives on the line. Anyone who thinks people who had loved ones killed on 9/11 will be partying tonight have obviously never lost anyone close to them. For them this is closure and a time for sombre reflection.

  • May 2, 2011, 6:58 p.m. CST


    by The Dude Abides

    Thank you! Pure awesomeness!

  • May 2, 2011, 7:05 p.m. CST



    I'm sure MANY will tonight be finding sombre closure .... but many will instead rejoice at the news. No matter how much you WANT everyone to remain calm its simply not the truth.

  • May 2, 2011, 7:07 p.m. CST

    everything about macgruber is terrible

    by jsfithaca

    including val kilmer. well maybe val kilmer was just bad and def not as bad as the rest of the movie. and i love will forte but macgruber was shit. dont ever watch it

  • May 2, 2011, 7:17 p.m. CST

    The world has gotten a little too PC when...

    by blunted666

    you can no longer openly celebrate the death of a coward who killed thousands of civilians by proxy

  • May 3, 2011, 6 a.m. CST


    by Uncle Stan

  • May 3, 2011, 6:42 a.m. CST


    by BSB

    That is interesting information. Can you cite some sources for me? I tried Google but there's so much shit about Osama to wade through. Obama must be vigilant vis-a-vis Israel. Now that the Palestinians are going for unilateral declaration of statehood and will likely gain recognition from the UN, it's sending chills down the Zionist Right's spines. No doubt they will do everything possible to escalate Western-Islamic tensions to try to derail it. Even today in the context of Bin Laden's assassination, their focus was on perpetuating the 'war on terror', as they're afraid that the U.S. has accomplished its goal and will be leaving Afghanistan and Pakistan. Never mind that the 'war' continues to cost American lives, is leading us to financial ruin and could be the straw that finally breaks our back - they are only interested in using the U.S. as their military proxy across the Middle East, until they've exhausted us as a resource. Check out the article below from the Jerusalem Post. These are absolutely insane people. They abhor the prospect of peace and believe only in perpetual war - just like their American political proxies, the Neocons ... Right worried Israel will pay price for bin Laden killing By GIL HOFFMAN 05/02/2011 21:39 MK Eldad: No doubt Obama is greater threat to Israel than Osama was Talkbacks (1) MKs and officials on the Right expressed concern on Monday that Israel would end up paying the price for the American decision to assassinate al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. “Israel will need to take action to prevent Obama from appeasing the Muslim world at our expense,” National Union MK Aryeh Eldad said. “Bin Laden was never a direct threat to Israel. Ahmadinejad, Arafat and our other real enemies didn’t need bin Laden for inspiration. There is no doubt that Obama is a greater threat to Israel than Osama was.” Eldad predicted that the assassination would only boost Obama’s political support temporarily, and then his popularity would fall again due to the economy in the US, and other reasons. Deputy Negev and Galilee Development Minister Ayoub Kara (Likud) said “I am Israel’s sharpest critic of Obama, and I don’t want him to be in power, but I could tolerate Obama as long as he targets people like Osama. Obama in the past gave breathing space and support to the terrorists due to his naivete, but if he returns America to [former president George W.] Bush’s policies of fighting terror, I have no problem with him.” Likud MK Danny Dannon added that he hoped the American administration realized that the fight against terror was far from over. “I am worried about the festivities at Times Square and the White House, because we in Israel have learned the hard way that fighting terror requires a daily struggle and not just one knockout punch,” Dannon said. “The president should focus his energy on targeting terrorists who threaten the US and Israel – and not on an ill-fated attempt to implement an unrealistic Middle East peace plan based on wishful thinking.” ... Like Pakistan, it's baffling that we call Israel an "ally". That they would call Obama "a greater threat to Israel than Osama ever was" simply because he would put a stop to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan show how deranged these crazies are. Of course I don't lump the Israeli Left - those who actually petitioned for a Palestinian state and advocate for a peace deal - with them. But if Pakistan and Israel show anything, it's that our enemies are not necessarily those we're are hunting down, but to whom we are handing out billions of dollars in "aid" and protecting with the lives of our soldiers.

  • May 3, 2011, 7:03 a.m. CST

    For fuck's sakes!

    by AsimovLives

  • May 3, 2011, 7:08 a.m. CST


    by BSB

    When did you serve?

  • May 3, 2011, 7:09 a.m. CST


    by BSB

    I know, right?

  • May 3, 2011, 7:11 a.m. CST


    by mayorofsmpleton

    I have no problem with the fact that Bin Laden is dead but I'm with Childs on this one, all the way. It's one thing accept it and move on but any kind of "celebration" over any death is just messed up. I know we don't really place much importance on "life" in this country. Our media fills our heads with corpses and dead things every single second... but just as someone pointed out "who thinks about it?" "those starving people" etc. Perhaps the notion that so many of us DON'T ever think about these things... that's the saddest part of all. It doesn't make someone "higher" to say that they value human life... it's never something to "cheer" about when someone dies. Do I feel any sympathy for the man? Not at all... he made choices in life and pretty much got what he should have expected. It doesn't make me happier to know he's dead. It doesn't take 9/11 back or fix anything. Nobody I knew who lost someone would be feeling "happy" right now. Some sense of "closure" perhaps but not happiness. At least not anyone I'd like to spend time with.

  • May 3, 2011, 7:22 a.m. CST

    It should be The Raid on Entebbe style movie

    by tphile2

    Even though no Charles Bronson

  • May 3, 2011, 7:29 a.m. CST


    by BSB

    That's crazy. Weird question but did you know a guy with the initials C.R.? A friend of mine who served around that time too.

  • May 3, 2011, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Rise of the Navy SEALS? Bin Laden Rising?

    by marineboy

    Charlie Sheen and Michael Biehn due a renaissance :)

  • May 3, 2011, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Do we really need this?

    by DannyOcean01

    Is this going to be a balanced tale with the first attempt to catch him failing or just a hoorah, Patriotic back slapping exercise? I can picture a cinema right now with the audience going rabid at the headshot.

  • May 3, 2011, 7:44 a.m. CST


    by BSB

    Not Colby Robertson ... sorry but I can't say his name but he's pretty fucking badass too. Well, as far as I knew - didn't actually get to see him shoot a guy in the eye ...

  • May 3, 2011, 7:50 a.m. CST


    by BSB

    Or the guy who directed Serbian Film ...

  • May 3, 2011, 7:51 a.m. CST

    "There is no TEAM SIX you dummies" - dailysportspages

    by GoFuckYourself

    You are right. It originally started as "TAT" (Terroist Action Team) by Richard Marcinko who was an original "FrogMan" which was an early version of SEALS themselves. This dude was a BAD ASS. He created "Team Six" and after commanding that unit for 3 years (one year longer than the Naval standard for commanding a unit) he started "RED CELL". It was created to test government and military installations against a possible terroist threat. He was too good and embarrased a lot of people, but that too was a ruse. The team would go on "official" training exersices, but what they were really doing was going all over the world conducting clandestine operations without anyone being the wiser. I am just thankful we have guys like that on our side...

  • May 3, 2011, 8:22 a.m. CST


    by BSB

    You're crazy bruh. And yeah, I am the real BringingSexyBack. This is my NOC handle ...

  • May 3, 2011, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Osama's Ex-Mistress is on Facebook

    by Hipshot

    Can't wait to see her posts about THIS. She's very conflicted about him. On the one hand, she's Nigerian (I believe) and said that Osama could screw her without cheating because culturally, she wasn't considered fully human. On the other hand, she clearly has feelings for him, and says that he would reach out to her through back-back-back door communications for years, but she hasn't heard anything for about a decade.

  • May 3, 2011, 8:29 a.m. CST


    by BSB

    Okay, NOW can we celebrate his death?

  • May 3, 2011, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Macgruber is hilarious (the first time you see it)

    by Larry Sellers

    I'm sorry, but the sex scenes are fucking gold. One of them is completely absurd. Also, the explanation of why Val Kilmer's character wants to kill him in the first place...just watch it once.

  • "Hairy Plotter and the Deathly Hello" "Bye Bye Beardie" "Death to Douchey" "Big Deady"

  • May 3, 2011, 8:37 a.m. CST


    by BSB

    I'm saving them for the next Capback ... and boy they are some doozies ... stay tuned!

  • Ummm, ya. While I dig the US and the pop culture down there, you're not responsible for as much as you think. Don't forget, the US was founded by Europeans first - and while your films may be more popular than some other countries in the world, most of them are also unoriginal peices of shit with no imagination. $20 million of marketing will get anybody to see anything. Most of "your" celebrities are either from Canada or Australia, and a lot can be said for the music in the US as well. Your country is made up of nothing but some of the best from other countries. As for hating on you - nobody hates you. Because the hate you're talking about is the hate of a powerful bully. Instead, the rest of the world rolls our eyes at the US wondering how you all could make the stupid decisions you do and elect the retard leaders you do. So no, nobody hates you. In fact, we all just roll our eyes at the bully on the playground who goes up to everybody else and threatens them with starting a fight if they don't give up their lunch money (AKA: resources). It's more of a sad sight really, especially when you get people like you who think you're still feared. Thanks for holding the world back.

  • May 3, 2011, 8:58 a.m. CST


    by BSB

    He better not be stealing my schtick

  • May 3, 2011, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Viggeo, of course you're not a Navy Seal


    and you've probably never done service in any of the US forces and you certainly never saw war, because if you had you wouldn't be so cavalier about the taking of life.

  • May 3, 2011, 9:10 a.m. CST

    No thank you

    by Dreamfasting

    Too many already naively see the conflict as if it was a FPS "we shoot enough people, we clear the level, kill the boss and win the game".

  • May 3, 2011, 9:27 a.m. CST

    hurtlocker girl Please NO Stop Don;t make this

    by skiff

    I beg you it will be like another TV/hurtlocker film totally forgettable.

  • May 3, 2011, 9:33 a.m. CST



    I hope it was in self defense or a righteous kill. Otherwise your just as bad as Bin Laden. Oh and I also hope that wasn't a threat. People take death threats seriously these days. The guy who threatened Matt Stone and Trey Parker got 30+ years in prison.

  • May 3, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST


    by samuraiyao

    Your culture??? Or you mean lack of??? America is made up of different cultures from other countries... We're fascinated with other people's culture for sure...

  • May 3, 2011, 10:31 a.m. CST

    My dad worked for a big defense contractor

    by Rob

    and through him, I actually met Bin Laden in the early 80's when he was a "freedom fighter" and a friend of the U.S. (against our common enemy the Soviets) Now we all know what a dickhead he turned out to be, but I have to say, back then he was a pretty cool guy to talk to... He was kind of a movie geek and we talked like 20 minutes about The Empire Strikes Back. It was released the prior year and he loved it!

  • May 3, 2011, 10:38 a.m. CST


    by BSB

    The guy simply does not sleep. He's a veritable Terminator of tweets.

  • May 3, 2011, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Just use the plot for the Jack Bauer movie.

    by BigTuna

    Jack kills Bin Laden by himself!

  • May 3, 2011, 11:21 a.m. CST

    I must say it, MICHAEL BAY! Please do it!!

    by DrPain

    He would be an awesome choice to make this happen. Remember the beginning of the Rock?

  • May 3, 2011, 11:26 a.m. CST

    and it must star Chuck Norris!

    by DrPain

    oh yeah lol

  • What does liberal have to do with it? Are you insinuating that some liberals didn't want him killed? I'm VERY confused.

  • May 3, 2011, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Osama Begins (there has to be one out there):

    by alexander

    "In the joint, Chill told me, uh, told me about the night he killed your parents. He said your father begged for mercy. Begged. Like a dog. Cowering behind your mother!"

  • May 3, 2011, 12:48 p.m. CST


    by BSB

    Justin Lin should direct it!

  • May 3, 2011, 1 p.m. CST

    How about NO bin laden movie!

    by Citizen Sane

    Why glorify the psycho?

  • May 3, 2011, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Navy Seals 2: The Bin-Laden Boogaloo

    by Shannon Nutt

    Hey, Charlie Sheen's looking for work, right?!

  • May 3, 2011, 2:31 p.m. CST

    MICHAEL BAY please make this!!

    by DrPain

  • May 3, 2011, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Expendables 2. Hunt for Bin Laden

    by hallmitchell

    That's how i would handle it.

  • May 3, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Dr Pain.

    by hallmitchell

    Please tell me you are joking.

  • May 3, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Bin Laden: The Musical

    by AsimovLives

  • May 3, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST

    This talkback is madness! I'm out of here!!

    by AsimovLives

  • May 3, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Wow, Hollywood is already trying to capitalize on it

    by lv_426

    I suppose if they have to make a movie about this, then it should be about the mission that occurred over the weekend that ended in bin Laden's death. I don't see that many people getting all excited to see a movie about a failed hunt for bin Laden taking place ten years ago. I could see it working as a sort of heist film, or something like a Dirty Dozen or Uncommon Valor type of military squad/rescue mission film. Except in this case, instead of a rescue, its an assault. They'd have to build up the SEAL characters, as well as the CIA operatives that worked on this as well. So maybe they show these guys gathering intel and doing their training exercises, building up to the final act of the film, which would be the chopper sneak into Pakistan and the assault on the compound. Also, I bet that in the next Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game, there will be a bonus level or some unlockable mission that recreates the SEAL Team 6 assault on the bin Laden compound in Pakistan.

  • Watch Green Zone. He has the chops to make this thrilling and realistic. Also, United 93 was directed by Greengrass, and this would sort of tie in with that one thematically.

  • regarding the bin Laden kill or capture mission, then Harry Lennix fits the bill to portray President Obama. For those of you not familiar with him, Lennix starred in The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions as the hard nosed Zion military commander that was at odds with Morpheus. He seriously looks a lot like Barack Obama, and is also the right age now to play the President in a film.

  • Black Hawk Down and Body of Lies are great examples of how a film based on this should also look like. Of course, Katheryn Bigelow could do it too. The Hurt Locker had the right style to also work for this type of film.

  • May 3, 2011, 4:31 p.m. CST

    So let me get this straight...

    by James Westfall

    ... after nearly a decade of Hollywood churning out anti-U.S. troop flicks, you *now* want them to finally make some pro-U.S. troop flicks?

  • May 3, 2011, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Give it a twist ending, setting up the sequels:

    by kabong

    Osama watching the SEALs kill the Osama double in Pakistan. <p> Osama: Next time, not three thousand . . . but three hundred million. <p> Cue maniacal laugh from Fu Manchu movie. <p> Oh, you know you love it.

  • May 3, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST


    by lv_426

    Part II would then need to be directed by Tarantino. It would feature Brad Pitt reprising his role of Lt. Aldo Raine, the last Basterd, being awoken from a top secret cryogenic containment capsule located at Area 51. Captain America would then join up with Raine and they'd set out to hunt down and scalp THE LAST BASTERD, which is of course the film's title referring to bin Laden. We'd be getting a dual kill Osama bin Laden sequel, as well as an Inglorious Basterds sequel and a Captain America sequel too. Hell, throw in Sam Jackson as Nick Fury for the hell of it and we'd have ourselves a neat little Avengers tie-in just for kicks.

  • He rises in the tides, walking up onto the beach in Malibu, a seaweed covered ghoul that then triggers the zompocalypse!!!!!! The Rise of Ozombie bin Laden.

  • May 3, 2011, 5:42 p.m. CST

    40 Minute Fire fight

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    They were THERE for 40 minutes TOTAL. It wasn't a fucking shoot out for 40 minutes ... Are you high?

  • May 3, 2011, 6 p.m. CST

    tiger blood: navy seals part deux

    by JRKerr

    I swear its just waiting to happen. #winning.

  • May 3, 2011, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Charlie Sheen killed bin Laden

    by lv_426

    with his winning stand up comedy act.

  • May 3, 2011, 6:13 p.m. CST

    jrkerr - tiger blood: navy seals part deux

    by lv_426

    Only if they can figure out a way to work in a plot point about bringing God (Bill Paxton's sniper character from Navy SEALs) back to the team. Maybe Bill Paxton's character can be genetically resurrected by splicing his DNA with some of Sheen's Adonis DNA and tiger blood?

  • May 3, 2011, 7:24 p.m. CST

    So many girlie men

    by MegaBeth

    on here. Waaahhh.. Stop celebrating the death of a mass murderer. What a bunch of pansies.

  • May 3, 2011, 10:02 p.m. CST

    How about "My time in a freezer...

    by banditmania

    ...since 2001."

  • May 4, 2011, 1:31 a.m. CST


    by animas

    if you are happy that any being was executed... you aren't liberal.

  • May 4, 2011, 2:25 a.m. CST

    9/11 was an inside job


  • May 4, 2011, 5:44 a.m. CST

    "The Rise of Ozombie bin Laden" or: 'Land of the Dead'

    by alexander

    Bin Laden = Big Papa

  • May 4, 2011, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Will it be in 3D?

    by v3d