The Mackey Arena in Chicago, Ill., opened in August 2005 and was built by a team of 20 men, all veterans of the U.S. military, and was intended to serve as a training ground for the military’s elite Special Operations units.
But that’s where the real magic began.
Mackey was one of the few veterans of U. S. military history who had his own personal video camera and developed a unique method for capturing the sights and sounds of war.
He then took the footage and turned it into an original film called The Mackeys Arena, which is based on the stories of the Mackeys, a group of retired military officers and veterans of Operation Desert Storm.
The film, which will premiere on Sunday, will feature Mackey’s narration as well as the voices of actors like Sam Elliott, Brian Tyler, and the late Tom Hanks.
Mackey, who died in September, told The Hollywood Reporter that he wanted to make a movie that reflected the “unusual things” of the military.
“I always knew that a film like this could have a lasting impact,” he said.
“And I wanted to capture that feeling.
So I thought, ‘How about making a movie about the soldiers that fought in the war?’
It was something that I really wanted to do.”
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