Bill O'Reilly Book Becomes Ridley and Tony Scott Produced National Geographic Documentary

The National Geographic Channel has teamed up with Tony and Ridley Scott to produce a two-hour documentary based on Bill O'Reilly's best-selling book, Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever.

According to Deadline, the documentary is set to begin filming in spring for an early 2013 global premiere on the National Geographic Channel. The film is described as "a historical thriller with the John Grisham-style narrative about the 1865 murder of President Abraham Lincoln and the furious manhunt for the killer."
 
The film will include re-enactments complete with CGI and the signature styles of the Scott brothers.
 
In 2011, the Scott brothers created a documentary about the Civil War in Gettysburg. The documentary earned six Emmy nominations, including best nonfiction special.
 
"National Geographic Channel is the perfect partner for us to bring Bill O'Reilly's dynamic Killing Lincoln to the screen," Ridley said, presumably because the History Channel is too busy with spin-offs of Pawn Stars and Ice Road Truckers.
 
The book has been under fire for various factual inaccuracies including references of Lincoln in the Oval Office, which actually wasn't built until decades after his death.
 
O'Reilly went on Fox and Friends to say that he didn't want to write just another "boring history book."
 
This project marks yet another Lincoln related film set to go into production. Daniel Day-Lewis stars in Steven Spielberg's biopic of the 16th president, while on a slightly less serious front, Benjamin Walker is the bearded butt-kicking Commander-in-Chief in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
 
Will you tune in to check out this Scott brothers adaptation of O'Reilly's book? Or will having seen Spielberg’s version (or for that matter Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) satisfy your thirst for Lincoln-themed movies?
  
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