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Too Soon? Oklahoma City Bombing Film In The Works

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oklahoma city bombing film in the works

Director Barry Levinson took on politics from a humorous standpoint in 1997's Wag the Dog, but now it looks like he's ready to get serious about the subject.

Levinson has been "tapped to direct" a "political thriller" which is based on the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, and is tentatively titled O.K.C.

The screenplay's being written by Clay Wold, and it's based on "the story of his brother, who was a young legal clerk on the defense team for Timothy McVeigh."

If they move forward with this project, we just hope they handle it with lots of care.

Would U watch a film about the Oklahoma City bombing?

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16 comments to “Too Soon? Oklahoma City Bombing Film In The Works”

  1. 1

    It's not to soon. They've done several on Sept 11th. However, yes, it's a very delicate situation, it would be interesting to see what they do with it.

  2. 2

    Too soon? I don't really think so. I was personally affected by the bombing with the loss of my grandfather who worked for HUD. As long as the movie is respectful and non-exploitative, then I believe it would be a great film. Levinson is a highly respected man in the industry, who I feel can be trusted to do this the right way. I sat just feet away from McVeigh during the pre-trial hearings amongst his family and the family of terry nichols. As much disdain as I had for the man, I was still intrigued by him and someone possessing the ability to commit such a cruel and sensless act. He looked me right in the eye and I will never forget the sense of nothingness…as if he didn't have a soul…truly haunting. I can see why others would have the same curiosity as I did and would find this film interesting. "Hollywood" waited like 5 minutes to make a 9/11 movie and it was fine. I say go for it levinson….tell the story of domestic terrorism, an unfortunate reality.

  3. 3

    As someone who lives in OKC, I say no, it's not too soon.
    Hell, 9/11 had movies made within 2yrs..THAT was too soon. As long as its tasteful and respectful, I have no problem with it and will most likely go see it.

  4. 4

    Only if the government is blamed.

  5. 5

    I don't think it's too soon. My uncle was a across the street from the bombing and helped several victims .. I think those kind of heroic actions should be emphasized.

  6. 6

    im sure theyll make him out to be a christian terrorist. hollywood has to make believe islam isnt the problem and christianity is evil. i dont think he did if for god. never said he did unlike every islamist shouting allah akbar before they murder innocent children and we refuse to call it terrorism. this will be straight leftist tripe propoganda seeking to make christians look like the problem, which perez will love.

  7. 7

    I dont think they should anyone who has lived in OK knows there is no victory in giving Timothy any chance in having his name in the limelight other then when they have his hanging. Who can forget Bailey that poor lil girl, and the rest who are forever haunted by this event, some things should just be left for recovery and not exploited so someone can deepen there pockets, unless the money will go to helping some of our less fortunate or those affected by the tragedy and those who were the real heros whose names will probably never be mentioned other then what made the news.

  8. 8

    When they are making movies about 9/11 less than 10 years after the event then no its not too soon. As long as they treat the event with respect and make a movie which isnt disrespectful to the victims or victims families then it should be ok.

  9. 9

    It's not too soon but I also wouldn't watch it. It just doesn't sound all that interesting.

  10. 10

    It may not be "too soon," but is this film really necessary from any standpoint? One can learn about this tragic event from a number of sources, and political thrillers certainly aren't lacking in availability (good and bad, fictional and non-fictional).

    Besides, Timothy McVeigh proved himself to be a heinous individual not only for his acts, but also for his beliefs and for never expressing remorse regarding the destruction and deaths he caused (including small children), the pain of the families and those injured or his own mother's suffering in seeing her son convicted and sentenced to death. He even boasted of being able to "adapt" should there be a hell he would be going to.

    There have been previous films made about "soulless" individuals. I don't think we need one about Timothy McVeigh or his young legal clerk of a brother.

  11. 11

    I might appreciate a film on this event if the subject of religious extremism is approached with sensitivity.
    We all must notice how the world and we, ourselves change as years go by.
    None of us can stop the evolution, and we all need to evolve with empathy and love.

  12. 12

    i can see his balls

  13. 13

    Look at his balls-

  14. 14

    Considering the 9/11 movies came out within what? 3 years? I don't think there is a too soon for this.

  15. 15

    Considering there have been several movies about 9/11, I don't think it's too soon.

  16. 16

    They did like 82 9/11 movies already.