Relativity Media is wisely taking advantage of Super Bowl XLVI to drum up interest for the fast-approaching release of Act of Valor - a film project two years in the making, due to the limited availability of its central cast, which is composed primarily of real active-duty Navy SEALs playing... well, themselves.
Everything from the acting crew featuring actual military personnel, to the use of live ammunition during combat sequences - and directors Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh utilizing mobile Canon 5D Mark II cameras, in order to literally get in the middle of the action - is meant to make Act of Valor a largely accurate portrayal of SEAL operation techniques (not to mention, a high-octane viewing experience).
Here is an official plot synopsis for Act of Valor:
When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team, and their families back home.
Check out the Super Bowl TV spot for Act of Valor, below:
For additional footage from - and information about - the film, be sure to check out:
- Act of Valor "Live Ammunition" Featurette
- Production featurette and TV Spot for Act of Valor
- The extended Act of Valor theatrical trailer
Act of Valor is slated for theatrical release in the U.S. on February 24th, 2012.
Source: Relativity Media