Impossible Odds

Status: Concept

Concept: No reported activity; release likely many years away (if ever). The project is back on the market. Have an update? Send Us Feedback

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Jessica Buchanan and her husband Erik Landemalm are performing humanitarian aid work in Eastern Africa when she and Danish citizen Poul Hagen Thisted are kidnapped in October 2011 by a band of Somalia land pirates. Buchanan fights to stay alive using deception and imagination, as her husband works with the FBI and U.S. military to keep the pirates negotiating. With Buchanan’s health declining, a Navy SEAL Team attacks the the pirates’ compound and kill all nine of them, rescuing Buchanan and Thisted. modified plot formulation from

Additional Notes

  • Based on the book "Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six" by Jessica Buchanan, Erik Landemalm & Anthony Flacco which was published in May 2013 by Atria Books. This is a true story too.