Angelina Jolie Plans To Direct Second Film Based Off The Book UNBROKEN By Laura Hillenbrand!

by INN THE BASEMENT on December 19, 2012

It appears that Angelina Jolie is in love with directing because she is taking another stab at it with a new film adaption of the book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption written by Laura Hillenbrand!  Get more of the scoop on this upcoming new war film after the jump!

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie obviously goes deeply war-torn and scarred hearts when it comes to her selection of movies to direct.  She isn’t flaky in the least.  Her last directorial project, In the Land Of Blood and Honey, there could have been more there as far as the story. I felt like I was left with something missing being that it was a love story in the midst of war, but what a messed up type of love it was! It was more like In The Land of Not So Love, Blood, Rape and Nightmare.

All in all, it was great for her as a first time director. Angelina’s ability behind the camera was definitely captured, making for a good film about a sad, super horrific subject that not too many people would gut watching three times and a P.

As far as Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption the book, the synopsis from Amazon reads as this:

Unbroken by Laura HillenbrandOn a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood.  Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.  It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard.  So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.

The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini.  In boyhood, he’d been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and fleeing his home to ride the rails.  As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four-minute mile.  But when war had come, the athlete had become an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.

Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater.  Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion.  His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will.

In her long-awaited new book, Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in Seabiscuit.  Telling an unforgettable story of a man’s journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit.

Angelina Jolie has read the book and calls it “brilliant”, thus her desire to adapt into a feature film. It’s going to be great to see how she pulls this one off, and if done right, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption should be a great movie.


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