De Palma directs Iraqi Casualties of War
Brian De Palma is set to direct a film on one of the most controversial moments in the Iraqi war, although there seems to be nothing but those moments in the war, the film Redacted is set to tackle something on a much smaller scale.
The story will feature something very similar to his superb Vietnam film Casualties of War, and will feature the true life events of a rape and murder of a 14 year old Iraqi girl, and the killing of three members of her family by four US soldiers.
According to Production Weekly the soldiers were reported to have been suffering from sleep depravation and were running on energy drinks and pills to keep them going. Not only that but they were in the area which is termed outside of the fence, where everyone not in friendly uniform is deemed to be an enemy.
Interestingly they say that the film will use a mixture of footage types from news broadcasts and documentary footage to YouTube and one of the soldier's own video blog. So DePalma really is pulling in some different, and relevant, styles of filming.
Hopefully this is going to be as strong as Casualties of War was, and with the different styles of filming and DePalma behind it, we could be in for one hell of a film, especially considering the story.