South Korean Hostage Drama to Get Film Adaptation

The film version of the successful rescue of 21 hostages from a hijacked freighter will start shooting in Sept.


SEOUL -- A military raid by a South Korean commando that rescued hostages on a hijacked freighter in the Arabian Sea will be made into a film. 

Dawn on the Gulf of Aden will be produced by Christmas Entertainment, one of the local investors of The Host (2006) with an estimated budget of 20 billion won ($1.8 million). 

Last month armed Somali pirates attacked a South Korean cargo ship in the Arabian Sea. After a week of secret operations, the South Korean Navy stormed the troubled freighter and rescued all 21 hostages.

The film will go into production in September and is expected to open in theaters early next year.