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  • Copyright: 3/4/2014
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A modern take on Seven Samurai, Rubicon transfers the classic story to modern-day Afghanistan, with the “samurai” as Navy SEALs. A true, groundbreaking reinterpretation of a classic.

Five paramilitary Navy SEAL operators defend the residents of a remote mountain farming village in Afghanistan from attacks by marauding Taliban. Led by the war-weary Hector, the operators and villagers form mutual bonds of honor and respect, leading up to a climactic battle where the “Lions of Panjshir” are desperately outnumbered. Based on an idea by Oscar-winning screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects), with story by founding member of SEAL Team Six Dan Capel, and written by New York Times best-selling author Mark Long (The Silence of Our Friends), Rubicon is a compelling story of honor, duty, and brotherhood.

Author Biography

Mark Long is a New York Times best-selling author and prolific creator/producer of video games, graphic novels and feature films. Long is CEO of Meteor Entertainment, publisher of the award-winning HAWKEN and now, Rubicon. Dan Capel is a founding member of SEAL Team Six, under the leadership of Richard Marcinko, with a specialty in ordinance and demolition. In addition to SEAL Team Six, Capel, born in 1964, was a member of Red Cell, SEAL Team Four, and Dev Group. He is currently [redacted]. Christopher McQuarrie is an Academy Award-winning screenwriter, producer, and director. In 1996, he won the Oscar for Best original Screenplay for The Usual Suspects, directed by Bryan Singer. He made his directorial debut with The Way of the Gun, starring Benicio del Toro, followed by Jack Reacher in 2012, starring Tom Cruise, both of which he also wrote. He has written numerous other films, including Valkyrie, Jack the Giant Slayer, and The Tourist. Mario Stilla, an Italian illustrator, comes from a family of artists and has been immersed in the visual arts since childhood. After finishing his studies from the Instituto Statale D’Arte Del Corallo di Torre del Greco, he graduated with a degree in Architecture and Industrial Design. He has worked in film, book illustration, and advertising, but his love of travel brought him to the American art scene, which offered amazing new challenges, including his work on Rubicon.

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