Los Angeles: Filmmaker Steven Spielberg has denied that he is working on a movie about the US Navy Seals operation which lead to Osama Bin Laden’s death.
A representative for the 65-year-old director has clarified that he and DreamWorks never planned to adapt “No Easy Day”, a book about the hunt for Bin Laden which is written by one of the Navy Seals who joined the infamous attack in Abbottabad, Pakistan, The Hollywood Reporter said.
“Neither Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios or DreamWorks Television will be optioning Mark Owen’s book, No Easy Day,” said Spielberg’s representative Marvin Levy. Earlier reports said that the A-list filmmaker was in talks with the author of the book, Mark Owen, to turn it into a movie.
The reports also said Owen was “one of the first men through the door on the third floor of Bin Laden’s lair in Pakistan.” He was also there when the Al Qaeda leader died in May 2011. His book, ‘No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden‘, will be released in the US on September 11.
Movies about the hunt for Bin Laden have stolen the interests of several studios recently. Sony Pictures will release “Zero Dark Thirty“, directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by her longtime collaborator Mark Boal, on 19 December.