A long-discussed batttle from the Korean War, one that's been misrepresented and misunderstood for decades, is about to get the big-screen treatment, courtesy of producers Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban, as well as battle-experienced filmmaker John Milius.

Based upon Julie Precious' Task Force Faith, A Chosen Few will recount what happened during the historic Chosin Reservoir Battle. Apparently 2,500 US. Army soldiers dug in against about 100,000 Chinese troops, thereby (eventually) allowing (most of) 15,000 U.S. Marines to escape with their lives. In other words: John Milius Country all the way.

Although probably best known for 1982's Conan the Barbarian, Milius has always kept wartime battle very close to his heart. He wrote the screenplays for Apocalypse Now, 1941, Extreme Prejudice, Clear and Present Danger and several other action-centric titles. As director he's given us films like The Wind and the Lion, Big Wednesday, Red Dawn, and Farewell to the King. Mr. Milius' last feature film was 1991's Flight of the Intruder, so it'll be cool to have the guy back on the big screen for a change.
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