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31/01/01
Bin Laden Book Hits Hollywood
- Miramax secure rights to McNab terrorist novel

FILM distributors Miramax have snapped up the rights to a novel featuring a plot in which Osama bin Laden attempts to blow up the White House - and say that the film will go-ahead despite the recent atrocities in America.

Crisis Four, written by former SAS sergeant Andy McNab, follows the story of SAS man Nick Stone's journey to foil a British woman's attempt to infiltrate the White House on behalf of Bin Laden.

Miramax bought the rights to the film before the US tragedy on September 11. The company insists it will continue with the project, but will be sensitive to the feelings in the US. "There may have to be some adjustments to the script and there will be a sensitivity involved in adapting it," said a spokesman." It's still in the development stage and so far there is no date set for the production."

McNab, who served in the SAS for nine years, worked on covert operations worldwide including anti-terrorist operations in the Middle East, South America and Northern Ireland. McNab's publicist said: "The film is still set to go ahead as the novel is basically about the fight against terrorism and good winning over evil."




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