Osama bin Laden could become a movie star after the National Geographic Channel expressed their wish to produce a motion picture inspired by his death. The movie called “Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden” will debut next month, two days before the elections, according to the Associated Press.
The former head of al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden has captured the interest of many movie producers and writers. National Geographic Channel announced their intention to create a documentary illustrating the death of the feared Islamist. The movie will be produced in collaboration with Weinstein Co. and Voltage Pictures and is expected to air on Sunday, November 4.
The documentary could have a strong impact on the presidential elections which will take place two days after the launching of the movie. Weinstein Co. and Voltage Pictures has taken part in many fundraisers for Obama’s re-election campaign, so the documentary “Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden” could influence the electors’ decision. In fact, Harvey Weinstein, the co-chairman of Weinstein, used every occasion to declare that the death of bin Laden is an example of presidential leadership.
Howard T. Owens, the President of National Geographic Channel, told the press that the debut of the movie was settled on November 4 because they needed an interesting documentary to promote the channel’s new fall season. He further added that the schedule of the channel is not ordered by Harvey; moreover, National Geographic is not political. It was just a good opportunity for the channel to promote their fall programs and Owens took it.
There is another motion picture inspired by the death of the Islamist that is set to be released by the end of the year. “Zero Dark Thirty”, directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal is a dramatized portrayal of some of the most important events that occurred during the longest manhunt in American history.