Watch: Trailer For Weinsteins 'Seal Team Six' (aka 'Code Name: Geronimo'); Will Air On TV 2 Days Before The Election

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by Kevin Jagernauth
October 4, 2012 9:24 PM
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While Universal and Kathryn Bigelow ducked brewing controversy around their upcoming "Zero Dark Thirty" by moving the film from its previously planned release date this month to December 19th, to avoid any charges that they were trying to influence voters over to Team Obama, Harvey Weinstein is stepping right into the fray. Earlier this year, The Weinstein Company picked up "Code Name: Geronimo"—a sort of budget version take of the same material—and now their planning to launch the subtly retitled "Seal Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden" one day before election. No one does it like Harvey...

Directed by John Stockwell, the movie has the kind of cast you might guess would be assembled by the guy who made "Turistas," with the host of "Pimp My Ride," Finch from "American Pie" and the eternally cast and never remembered Cam Gigandet among the "names." Oh yeah, William Fichtner is in this too. But then again, he's in everything. Anyway, the first trailer has dropped and you know those YouTube vids of kids remaking popular trailers? It's kind of like that. This is basically beat for beat like Bigelow's film but with a much, much smaller budget, less talent in every area and a general feeling of a military training video made by interns.

Harv paid $2 million for this—really—but has decided that it should have its world premiere on November 4th on the National Geographic Channel because, you know, history. Did he overspend on this? See for yourself below. [Deadline]

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3 Comments

  • StephenM | October 7, 2012 12:12 AMReply

    Meh. This somehow looks faintly ridiculous. "The most dangerous covert operation in history?" Really? The story's compelling enough already, why sensationalize it?

  • Stevo the Magnificent | October 5, 2012 1:48 AMReply

    Hope they mention had it not been for the counter-terrorist apparatus President Bush and Vice President Cheney oversaw during their terms of office, the current administration would never have got UBL in the first place...

  • hank | October 5, 2012 2:48 AM

    THAT'S RIGHT! THEY BETTER MENTION BUSH & CHENEY! AFTER ALL, BUSH & CHENEY ARE THE ONES THAT REALLY "GOT" BIN LADEN. PRESIDENT OBAMA DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THERE WAS GOING TO BE A RAID THE NIGHT BIN LADEN WAS KILLED. ALL CREDIT GOES TO BUSH. AND CHENEY. ALL CREDIT. OBAMA HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. HOPE THEY MENTION BUSH AND CHENEY ARE REALLY THE ONES THAT ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING BIN LADEN.

    Also hope they mention the memo handed to Bush and Cheney on August 6, 2001 titled "Bin Laden determined to strike within the US" and how President Bush tossed it on the coffee table and then took another month long vacation.

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