Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer (“Black Hawk Down,” “Pirates of the Caribbean”) are planning an adaptation of Doug Stanton’s upcoming book “Horse Soldiers” says Variety.
The story revolves around a band of elite special forces and CIA operatives who secretly invaded Afghanistan post-9/11 on horseback and helped Afghan fighters capture the city of Mazar-i-Sharif and topple the Taliban.
The operatives helped orchestrate the invasion by bribing local warlords and using high-tech communications to coordinate the assault and equip the Afghan soldiers. They also held off an ambush during the surrender of hundreds of Taliban troops.
Bruckheimer will produce. Warner Bros. was previously considering a bigscreen adaptation.