Friday, 22 January 2016

Hitz International sends congratulations to Kyle Gardiner who will be the Stunt Coordinator on this new motion picture shooting in Australia. “Hacksaw Ridge” is a World War 2 film about an army medic – Desmond Doss who refuses to kill people or carry a weapon and becomes first Conscientious Objector in American History to win the Congressional Medal of Honour.

The movie follows the soldiers of the 307th Infantry, 77th Army Division, 1st Battalion, Company B as they train for battle. The story begins at a base camp in South Carolina and follows the recruits as they learn basic wartime survival skills before being deployed to Japan where they come face to face with the action at the Battle of Okinawa. Vince Vaughn will play Sgt. Howell, a non-commissioned officer from Alabama whose job is to make sure the soldiers are ready for battle. Although he tries to instill fear in his soldiers by pushing them to their limits both physically and mentally, it is clear that he really cares about them and will do whatever it takes to keep them alive. Having a member who refuses to shoot and kill the enemy contradicts everything the sergeant has learned about war.

The film is produced by Bill Mechanic and David Permut, with Terry Benedict and Steve Longi the co-producers. Robert Schenkkan and Randall Wallace wrote the script.