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Psy-Ops picked up

10.14.2009

No, it's not hurried sequel to THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS, rather PSY-OPS is a project from Scott Stewart (PRIEST) and Gus Krieger, and shockingly it is NOT based on a video game (despite my picture on the right), book or Japanese movie. Stewart actually came up with the idea himself and Krieger is penning the script. Originality alone just won a bunch of points from me already. As for the plot?

"Psy-Ops" revolves around a covert U.S. military unit of psychological operatives who specialize in exploiting their target's deepest fears. When on a routine mission to the Amazon Basin, they discover something more terrifying than they could have imagined.

Bold is hoping to combine the elements of such 1980s action flicks as "Predators" and "Aliens" with the psychological tone and visual realism of such 21st century movies as "Black Hawk Down" and the "Bourne" series.

Ah shit, I thought it was going to be about psychic soldiers who fight with telekinesis and stuff. But "psychological operatives who specialize in exploiting their target's deepest fears"? So like, if a rogue general is terrified of rejection, you send a hot girl into his life and have her turn him down? Or does it involve just throwing a lot of spiders and snakes at people? Either way, I’m skeptical, but I guess we’ll see.

Extra Tidbit: I predict whatever they find in the Amazon, it was made up by a rogue Psy-Ops agent using THEIR deepest fears against THEM. Spoilers!
Source: THR

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10:19PM on 10/14/2009
The premise alone is attractive. When you stick all that Amazon crap and retro-meets-modern action (I'm betting there'll be more Bourne than Predator), I lose some interest.

However, the whole fear scenario reminds me of the mind games in 1984. While that's not a great example for military strategy, it is interesting to think there are guys who basically specialize in scaring the living shit out of their enemy until they either tuck tail and run, or take their own life.
The premise alone is attractive. When you stick all that Amazon crap and retro-meets-modern action (I'm betting there'll be more Bourne than Predator), I lose some interest.

However, the whole fear scenario reminds me of the mind games in 1984. While that's not a great example for military strategy, it is interesting to think there are guys who basically specialize in scaring the living shit out of their enemy until they either tuck tail and run, or take their own life.
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9:12PM on 10/14/2009

additionally,

what scares me is the title. it has a lame, blockbuster feel to it
what scares me is the title. it has a lame, blockbuster feel to it
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9:10PM on 10/14/2009

me-sah

getting a real conrad heart of darkness feal (apocalypse now). as they get deeper and deeper into the jungle, more primitive aspects of their psychology come through until they have reached "dun dun dun"...their hearts of darkness!

i'm interested. hopefully it isn't a cheese-fest
getting a real conrad heart of darkness feal (apocalypse now). as they get deeper and deeper into the jungle, more primitive aspects of their psychology come through until they have reached "dun dun dun"...their hearts of darkness!

i'm interested. hopefully it isn't a cheese-fest
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7:31PM on 10/14/2009
The game wasnt that great and didnt do great critically so it would be dumb to make a movie about it.
The game wasnt that great and didnt do great critically so it would be dumb to make a movie about it.
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5:58PM on 10/14/2009
i bet what they end up finding in the Amazon is an Anaconda and the true title of the movie ends up being Anaconda 3: Soldiers with a Psychological edge who take on an Anaconda for some strange reason.
i bet what they end up finding in the Amazon is an Anaconda and the true title of the movie ends up being Anaconda 3: Soldiers with a Psychological edge who take on an Anaconda for some strange reason.
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