Will Collet Jaume Serra was appointed Director of the film “Waco” (“Waco”) to production company Annapurna Pictures. The script was written by mark Boal (“number one”, “the hurt locker”) and Marc Haimes (“Kubo. The legend of the samurai”).
In the center of the plot the real events that occurred in 1993 in Texas, near Waco, where on a ranch owned by the religious sect “Branch of David”, took place the confrontation of the authorities in the face of FBI and National guard with cultists, suspected of violating weapons laws.
The first visit of the law enforcement agencies over the shooting, which killed 10 people. Then to the ranch we pulled together more serious force, but the siege lasted for 51 days, from 18 February to 19 April, and ended with the assault, which was attended by about 700 people. As a result of the operation killed more than 80 people, including children and Federal agents. Of the cultist survived only 9 people.
Many at the time expressed that the battle was the result of a collision of the second amendment to the U.S. Constitution on the right to keep and bear arms and the right to religious freedom.
The people in the district it was said that the sect would not hurt anyone and many did not understand why suddenly the FBI decided to destroy it.
Mark Boal will also take part in producing the picture through his company Page 1 together with Megan Ellison and Matthew BugMeNot. Production will start this year.
About the events in Waco, it is also planned to remove the tele-series “Siege at Waco” (“Waco Texas siege”), which deals with producer Harvey Weinstein and his Weinstein Television. The main role in the project will play: Michael Shannon, Taylor Kitch, Andrea Riseboro, John Lagunillas and others.