Development: Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'. Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson have been working on the screenplay and getting the project together since 2014.
"The Outpost" is Combat Outpost Keating, located in Afghanistan only 14 miles from the Pakistani border, where 53 Americans prevailed against nearly 400 Taliban fighters in a day-long clash on Oct. 3, 2009. more
Set at Combat Outpost Keating in 2009, soldiers are ordered to establish a military based in an isolated Afghan province butting up against Pakistan, when the D.C. policy is to protect locals and win hearts and minds by supporting economic development. The base is surrounded by mountains, leaving the troops as sitting ducks. After insurgents selectively shell them and sabotage aid projects, the troops are finally attacked by over 400 Taliban fighters in the bloodiest attack of that year.
modified plot formulation from deadline.com