Saturday, October 09, 2010

Thomas W. Young's "The Mullah's Storm," the movie

Now showing at My Book, The Movie: The Mullah's Storm by Thomas W. Young.

The entry begins:
If a director chose to bring The Mullah's Storm to the screen, he or she wouldn't need a lot of special effects. With the exception of the opening scene involving the shootdown of a C-130 transport plane, the bulk of the film would require only two strong leading actors--one male and one female--a few extras, and mountains and snow. Lots of mountains and lots of snow.

The two main characters, Air Force navigator Michael Parson and a woman Army translator--Master Sergeant Gold--embark on a journey of survival through the Hindu Kush in Afghanistan. While fleeing for their lives, they must also hold onto a prisoner--an important Taliban mullah--who was bound for prison and interrogation when their aircraft went down.

Parson can handle himself on the ground--he's a lifelong outdoorsman from Colorado. But as a flyboy, he's not a Special Forces badass. The actor playing him would need to show competence and military bearing, but with a hint of vulnerability. I've always thought...[read on]
Read an excerpt from The Mullah's Storm, and learn more about the book and author at Thomas W. Young's website and blog.

My Book, The Movie: The Mullah's Storm.

--Marshal Zeringue