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Clint Eastwood to Direct American Sniper


#1

http://variety.com/2013/film/news/clint-eastwood-american-sniper-warners-1200585301/

Looks like Clint Eastwood might be taking over for Spielberg, directing the Chris Kyle biopic.


#2

Wow I think Eastwood could do this justice. I think he would do the ending of the Chris Kyle story really well.


#3

Mr. Eastwood will do it justice.


#4

Looks promising, look forward to this and Lone Survivor as I have read both books…


#5

[quote]cstratton2 wrote:
Looks promising, look forward to this and Lone Survivor as I have read both books… [/quote]

Happy to hear Eastwood is directing it, pretty much everything he’s involved with is well done. Not sure how you can fit Kyle’s story into a sub-3hour movie, but i will for sure see it. Same with Lone Survivor.


#6

I was three quarters of the way through his biography when I was vacationing in Cuba last winter. I got it specifically for the trip. Third day we were there I had CNN on and read the news he was killed.

Haven’t read a word since. It really bothered me, still does.


#7

I don’t know … I love Clint, and he has directed some awesome flicks, but Flags of Our Fathers was (IMO) very poorly done, as compared to the book … Way to much time devoted to the stateside tour, which was a minuscule part of the book. I remember the high expectations I had when I heard he was directing it …

Maybe war pics aren’t his thing


#8

So never read the book or anything but is the Sniper like mentally distrought after his service? Like PTSD? Then i can see it becoming a good character drama if not then I can’t see how it would be a movie tbh.


#9

[quote]bond james bond wrote:
It really bothered me, still does. [/quote]

x2


#10

[quote]optheta wrote:
So never read the book or anything but is the Sniper like mentally distrought after his service? Like PTSD? Then i can see it becoming a good character drama if not then I can’t see how it would be a movie tbh.[/quote]

read the book…


#11

[quote]Aggv wrote:

[quote]optheta wrote:
So never read the book or anything but is the Sniper like mentally distrought after his service? Like PTSD? Then i can see it becoming a good character drama if not then I can’t see how it would be a movie tbh.[/quote]

read the book…[/quote]
Some ppl might not have time