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Hostage Rescue Heads To Big Screen - 'Rashomon' Style!

Over the last week as details of Ingrid Betancourt's rescue from the claws of rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (or FARC) were released by the media, I actually remember thinking that it wouldn't be long before some film production company announced that they were developing a big screen adaptation of the story.

And sure enough, someone now has!

From The Hollywood Reporter:

- Vertigo Entertainment and Colombian television network and production outfit RCN are teaming up to bring to the big screen the story of last week's dramatic rescue of Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other hostages in Colombia.

Colombian filmmaker Simon Brand, whose credits include "Unknown" and Colombia's highest-grossing movie "Paradise Travel," is working with the producers to develop and direct the project, which has no writer on board yet. The producers are also looking to
The feature will tell the story from three points of view -- the American, the French and the Colombian -- and recreate the rescue.

Sounds very, shall I say, "Rashomon-esque!" Let's just hope that it's more Rashomon than Vantage Point.


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