Based on an Untrue Story

To rescue six U.S. foreign service members trapped in Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis, the CIA and Canadian government brazenly misrepresented them as part of a film crew intending to make a movie based on Zelazny’s Lord of Light. The CIA’s fake production company used real designs by comics legend Jack Kirby and Barry Ira Geller’s screenplay.

While you may wait forever for a real film about Zelazny’s book, in a few weeks you’ll be able to see a movie about the rescue.

Ben Affleck directs and stars in Argo (trailer available here), slated for an October 12 release.

[Thanks to Michael J. Walsh for the story.]

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