Like we’ve said before, good military movies — or any quality films with a tactical bent — are like catnip to us. Here’s a new one that definitely has our attention. “6 Days,” starring Jamie Bell and Abbie Cornish, depicts the true story of the Iranian embassy siege in April 1980, which saw six armed men storm the Iranian embassy in London and take 26 people hostage. It’s up to a squad of SAS (Special Air Service) soldiers to raid the embassy, rescue the hostages and take out the terrorists. Read the official synopsis below.
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In April 1980, six armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London, taking 26 people inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid, the likes of which the world had never seen before.
The film was shot on location in London, in and around Knightsbridge. The screenplay was written by acclaimed screenwriter Glenn Standring after extensive research and interviews with various individuals who played a key part in the days leading up to, during, and after the Embassy siege. The framework for the film largely follows the perspective of three people who played a vital part in the events at the time – hostage negotiator Max Vernon, the man responsible for communicating with the terrorists inside the building; news reporter Kate Adie, who was covering the events for the BBC and Rusty Firmin, leader of one of the SAS assault teams that entered the Iranian Embassy to end the siege.
“6 Days” is due out in the UK on August 4. No word yet on a U.S. release date.