If there is something that is interesting to watch on the big screen, it will be that which one cannot easily experience in ordinary life. So is it really a big surprise to realize that the SEALs and their lives will make for an interesting movie. We have seen it all before, with Charlie Sheen’s Navy SEALs and Demi Moore’s G.I. Jane.
Now, another SEAL movie is in the works, as shared in an article on the Los Angeles Times. Filmmaker Dean Parisot, best remembered as the director of the comedy “Fun with Dick and Jane” starring Jim Carrey and Tea Leoni and “Home Fries” starring Drew Barrymore, is said to be in negotiations to direct a big screen adaptation of the novel SOCOM: SEAL Team Seven by M. Zachary Sherman.
The movie will reportedly be entitled SEAL Team Seven, and will be a political action thriller. The story line involves an investigation being conducted by the Navy SEALs regarding a submarine that drowned in the Persian Gulf, and will even include waging war against forces from the kingdom of Atlantis. The project is being developed by Walden Media.
LA Times’ Steven Zeitchik mused that the choice of Parisot will seem far-fetched at the outset, but then gives the reminder that among the films credited to the filmmaker is the sci-fi comedy “Galaxy Quest”, which does seem like a film that is somehow in the same category as SEAL Team Seven. He will also have a bit of time in his hands at this time since another film that he is supposed to direct has been pushed back.