Black Hawk Down
From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator) and renowned producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Pearl Harbor), based on actual events, Black Hawk Down is the heroic account of a group of elite U.S. soldiers sent into Mogadishu, Somalia in 1993 as part of a U.N. peacekeeping operation to quell the civil war and famine ravaging the country. Young Rangers and veteran Delta Force soldiers fight side by side against overwhelming odds. For eighteen harrowing hours, outnumbered and surrounded, tensions flare, friends are lost, alliances are formed and soldiers learn the true nature of war and heroism.
The screenplay of Black Hawk Down, nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay by the Writers Guild of America, was written by Ken Nolan and based on the bestselling book by Mark Bowden. The cast includes: Josh Hartnett, Eric Bana, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, William Fichiner, Ewen Bremner, Orlando Bloom, and Sam Shepard.
In the Newmarket Shooting Script® Series format, the book contains a facsimile of the 129-page screenplay. The foreward by Mark Bowden and the introduction by Ken Nolan highlight how they worked converting the bestselling book into the award-winning movie. Also included are detailed notes which describe the background and timeline of the actual 1993 mission in Somalia along with behind-the-scenes descriptions of the monumental production in Morocco; storyboards by Sylvain Despretz; stills from the film; and full cast and crew credits.
- Publisher: Newmarket Press
- Date available: 03/25/2002
- Publication date: 03/25/2002
- Return policy: 30 days
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Meet the Author: Ken Nolan
Ken Nolan, the screenwriter, moved to Los Angeles in 1990, working in the film industry and selling three scripts that went unfilmed. Black Hawk Down represents Nolan's first script to come to the screen.