1st trailer for that wild Jack Kirby freeing Iranian hostages movie

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Dec 17, 2012

For a hard-boiled CIA thriller, the new flick Argo is definitely loaded with geek bait—and now we finally have our first look at the twisty-turvy trailer.

The film is based on a true story, after the U.S. embassy in Iran was seized in 1979 and a handful of U.S. hostages went into hiding. The plan to get them out? Pose as a Canadian movie producer for a fake science fiction movie, dubbed Argo, and try to go in and sneak them out as the film crew. Crazy? Yes. Awesome? Also yes.

To sell the ruse, the CIA needed a legitimate fake movie, so they had a fake script worked up and even got famed comic creator Jack Kirby (co-creator of X-Men, among many other credits) to work up some concept drawings to make it seem more legit.

Academy Award-winning special effects artist John Chambers, who worked on Planet of the Apes, was also involved to give the project some buzz. For even more background on the mission, check out our previous story from last year.

Argo stars Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin and John Goodman. The film does not yet have a release date.

(Via Bleeding Cool)