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Fox 2000 will lay siege to Bastogne

Image Film company Fox 2000 intends to invite viewers to the fields of bloody battles during the Second World War. According to Variety , the Hollywood studio has acquired the rights to film the novel by George Koskimaki " Battered Bastone Bastards ".

War drama tentatively titled " Liberty Road " tells the story of the siege of the Belgian Bastogne by German troops. In December 1944, the Wehrmacht command made an attempt to change the situation on the Western Front and launched a large-scale offensive in the Ardennes region. The German army tried to break through to Antwerp, but a small town on the border of Belgium and Luxembourg became an insurmountable obstacle for it, which was defended by the 101st US Airborne Division.

Bastogne was to play a key role in Operation Watch on the Rhine , since all seven roads passed through this city, along which columns of German armored vehicles could pass.


The siege of Bastogne lasted from 19 to 25 December 1944. Despite the significant superiority in numbers and firepower, the German troops failed to break the resistance of the brave defenders of the city. The Bastogne Blockade was broken by General George S. Patton's Third Army the day after Catholic Christmas, and the final retreat of the Wehrmacht forces occurred on January 17, 1945.

After the siege of the city was lifted, the soldiers of the US 101st Airborne Division were nicknamed the battered Baston bastards. During the battles in the Ardennes, they lost more than 800 comrades in arms.


Koskimaki will be adapted for the big screen by Gavin James and Neil Widener . Young authors came to the attention of critics thanks to their work on the script for the film "Battle for Alcatraz", which at one time earned the right to enter the Black List of the best unrealized ideas in Hollywood. The war drama will be produced by Fred Berger (La La Land), Brian Cavanagh-Jones (Astral) and Matt Charman (Spy Bridge).

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Author: Jake Pinkman