Friday, December 07, 2007

From the "Sorta Hard to Believe" file

Noted kamikaze documentarian Morgan Spurlock, he of Super Size Me fame, has produced a new film entitled Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden.

Back in February, he screened 15 minutes of the film at the Berlin International Film Festival for selected distributors. Apparently, he has made the insinuation that he had found Uncle Osama. Adding fuel to the rumor mill, DP Daniel Marracino is quoted in Variety as saying, "We've definitely got the Holy Grail."

There are only about a million things wrong with this story, including:

1. We're supposed to believe this knucklehead accomplished what the entire intelligence community and military of the US and UK have failed to do over the past six plus years.

2. He's been silent about it for nearly a year, when the entire Western World would have benefited from a clue or two.

3. He turned down the $25 million price tag currently on Uncle Osama's head, courtesy of the US govt, in return for a few million from the Weinsteins. And, presumably, his "artistic integrity".

The film is slated to premiere at Sundance in 2008. We'll see. I am skeptical, to say the very least.

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