In the most dire circumstances, every second matters, as is the case for the upcoming war drama The Outpost.
Based off the 2012 nonfiction book The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, which details the events of the Battle of Kamdesh in Afghanistan, we follow fifty-three U.S. soldiers who engage against a force of four hundred Taliban insurgents from an outpost just fourteen miles from the Pakistan border. On October 3, 2009, Taliban insurgents launched a devastating attack that resulted in the loss of eight American soldiers and twenty-seven being wounded in battle.
The film was scheduled to premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival but, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was cancelled altogether. In April, The Outpost‘s distribution rights were acquired by Screen Media Films and is currently scheduled to release theatrically on July 3, 2020. At the moment, however, there’s no official word on whether the film will see a digital release that same date.
The Outpost is directed by Rod Lurie (Straw Dogs) while the screenplay credits are given to Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy. The cast includes Scott Eastwood (Pacific Rim: Uprising), Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise), Caleb Landry Jones (The Dead Don’t Die), Milo Gibson (Hurricane) and Jack Kesy (Deadpool 2). Check out the intense trailer below!