Director Doug Liman is busy editing a bunch of movies. There is the thrillerEverest», a new version of «Road House” featuring Jake Gyllenhaal (“Ambulance“), and a sequel to Tom Crusie’s sci-fi actioner “edge of tomorrow“He keeps pushing. Now, it looks like Liman will be stepping into the world of television as he returns to the spy genre after realizing “fair game” and help launch Matt DamonJason Bourne’s hit franchise with “The Bourne Identity.”
Variety reports that Liman is set to direct a limited series, “Get up and kill firstwhich will focus on the Mossad, Israel’s spy/special forces division that is involved in covert operations around the world to protect the sovereignty of the people of Israel. They have already been subject to Steven Spielberg Thriller in FrenchMunich” and the Park Chan-wook series”The little drummer girl”, adapted from John the Square novel.
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The new series of History Syndicate is based on a chapter of Ronen BergmanThe non-fiction book of 2018″Rise & Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations.”
A true story that details how Israel’s Mossad reached out in desperation to former Nazi Waffen SS lieutenant colonel Otto Skorzeny, known as “the most dangerous man in Europe”, to thwart an existential threat to the existence of Israel. An obvious uneasy post-Holocaust alliance, and kept secret for good reason.
“It’s the ultimate spy story, filled with the original James Bond, a nascent Mossad and Israel facing extinction,” Liman said in a statement.
Here is how Variety describes “Rise & Kill First”: “The story is set against the backdrop of Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser secretly hiring a team of former Nazi scientists to build a missile program that could destroy Israel. A young Mossad launches a campaign of espionage, kidnapping, extortion and assassination that slows down but does not eliminate the threat. Desperate, he turns to the unthinkable – seducing Hitler’s right-hand man for covert missions, tricking SS commando leader Otto Skorzeny into cooperating with them. Hitler once entrusted Skorzeny with the rescue Benito Mussolini from captivity. He did. Now the Mossad is asking Skorzeny to gut Nasser’s agenda from the inside.
What isn’t exactly clear from the report is how Liman will fit the non-fiction spy series into his already busy schedule.