Friday, May 10, 2013

Captain Phillips - First Promotional Trailer

Captain Phillips - Tom Hanks | A Constantly Racing Mind
Captain Phillips
Tom Hanks, former Commander of "Apollo 13," a Captain in the World War II "Saving Private Ryan," a conductor on "The Polar Express," a United States Senator in "Charlie Wilson's War," and a prison guard in "The Green Mile," takes on the role of a Captain of the Merchant Vessel (MV)  Maersk Alabama. 



The Maersk Alabama, if you recall was the ship that Somali Pirates boarded on  April 8, 2009. Captain Richard Phillips allowed himself to be taken captive in the hopes that his crew would be able to escape. A four day stand-off ensued after the pirates took a lifeboat and Phillips with them.  


Captain Phillips - Tom Hanks as Richard Phillips Captured | A Constantly Racing Mind

Paul Greengrass of the Jason Bourne franchise is directing this adaptation of Richard Phillips and Steven Tatty's book, "A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea" 

A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea | A Constantly Racing Mind
With the success of films like "Argo," and "Zero Dark 30," the "Based on True Events" genre of filmmaking seems to be alive and well.  Screenwriter Billy Ray ("The Hunger Games", "Flightplan"), adapts Richard's book for the big screen with all the fact and fiction that make seeing these type of films worthwhile.  

Sony/Columbia releases "Captain Phillips" upon viewers on October 11th, 2013

The movie opens theaters October 11th, 2013




Related

Captain Phillips ~ Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi In A Pirate's Tale
Captain Phillips ~ They Are Not Here To Fish!
Captain Phillips ~ Pirates Take Phillips Hostage
Captain Philips ~ Posters | Phillips At Gunpoint - Pirates Board the Maersk Alabama

Movie Data

Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller 
Year:  2013
Staring: Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman
Director: Paul Greengrass
Producer(s): Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin
Writer: Billy Ray, Richard Phillips, Stephan Tatty
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 134 minutes
Release Date: 10/11/2013

All images except for the book cover are courtesy of Sony/Columbia pictures