Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have bought the rights to make a movie based on Jihadists in Paradise, an article by Mark Bowden from the March issue of Atlantic Monthly.
According to Variety:
Jihadists in Paradise details the emergence in the Philippines of the Islamic terrorist faction Abu Sayyaf and one of its leaders, Aldam Tilao. Tilao put his group on the map by sneaking by boat into a diving resort and taking 20 hostages, including three Americans. He and his armed thugs beheaded one of the Americans and dragged the other two — a missionary couple — across the jungles for a year and a half. Tilao was eventually tracked down and killed after a long search by the CIA and Filipino military forces.
Bowden has a number of books and articles being developed into Hollywood films. Black Hawk Down is his biggest film to date. Bowden will be writing the script. Sounds kinda deep to me, not your typical Bruckheimer purchase.
Subscribers of Atlantic Monthly can read the original article online at this link.