CBS Films and Lionsgate just released a new trailer for upcoming film Patriots Day movie. The movie based on the infamous Boston Marathon Bombing will take people back to the day of the disaster. However, for the most part, the movie is dedicated to all the heroes who put their lives in line to help out strangers struck by the bombing.
What happened during the Boston Marathon Bombing?
The 117th annual Boston Marathon happened on April 15, 2013 to commemorate Patriots’ Day. Although it was over a decade since the Twin Tower attack, New York police were still on high alert especially because the war in the Middle East is still very much active.
The officers swept the event venue twice for bombs with the second check one hour before the bombs went off. Unfortunately, the security and the bomb clearance can only be done up to a point because it was still a public place. People were basically free to come and go and carry bags in and out of the area.
The bomb explosions happened about three hours since the winner of the marathon crossed the finish line. There were still 5,700 runners in the race at the time. There were 3 civilians who died and 264 injured. Two more police officers died during the arrest of the bombers.
The investigation led to the discovery of pressure cooker material as part of the explosive. The Boston Marathon bombing was soon known for terrorist pressure cooker bombing. The suspects were identified soon after the event. Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were then pursued by the police. Tamerlan died of gunshot wounds while Dzhokhar was sentenced to death.
Patriots Day movie
The movie staring Mark Wahlberg is about the the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing and the 105 hours that follwed, according to Deadline. Rather that show it as a documentary, the Patriots Day movie is mostly about the ordinary people, first responders, and surgeons who struggled to save lives in the aftermath.
The movie is scheduled to hit the theaters on January 13, 2016. However, there will be an initial release in selected theaters on December 21, 2016, Collider reported. The film is directed by Peter Berg.