You may remember that we discussed the upcoming movie “Battleship”, based – loosely, one imagines – on the game of the same name.
Well, it turns out that the director got significant support from the fleet.
From a press release:
Colonel Greg Gadson, a wounded warrior who lost his legs in Baghdad, has his first film role in Battleship as Special Forces Army Officer Mick Canales, a double amputee. Several dozen wounded warriors served as extras during the company’s one-day shoot at San Antonio’s Center for the Intrepid, a rehabilitation facility that treats amputees and burn victims and was specifically built to provide care for our heroes, U.S. servicemen and women who have served in military operations in the Iraq War and in Afghanistan.
The REAL HEROES Contest invites Facebook users to honor their friends, family, or other loved ones in the military by sharing their stories. Users can write a story, upload a photo, and share their Real Hero with the Facebook community, as well as be entered for a chance to win a screening of BATTLESHIP in their hometown.
Well, it’s no “In the Valley of Elah” or “Redacted”. But it looks like fun, and like maybe director Peter Berg has his head screwed on right in a place where that’s an unusual characteristic.