A lot of people are crying foul about this, but I’m trying to not be reactionary. I’d like to give Stone the benefit of the doubt here and see if he can make a powerful epic about a day that changed the world forever.
The as-yet untitled film, which will be made for Paramount Pictures, will tell the true stories of the last two men to be rescued alive from the ruins of the collapsed World Trade Center in New York.
“It’s an exploration of heroism in our country — but is international at the same time in its humanity,” said Stone, who won best director Academy Awards for his war epics “Born On the Fourth Of July” (1989) and 1986’s “Platoon”
“It’s a work of collective passion, a serious meditation on what happened, and carries within a compassion that heals,” Stone said in a statement issued by producers.
Again, let’s hope that Stone has the foresight to treat this material with the respect it deserves.
UPDATE: 18:00 CMT
The Moderate Voice (jokingly I hope) claims that he wants to commit suicide because Stone has been tapped to direct this film.
Yes, how very “moderate” of you, Joe. A great example of a reasoned, calm reaction. Bravo.
May I then (jokingly) offer some help?
AFTERTHOUGHT: 18:05 CMT
So, will this be the left’s Passion Of The Christ?