|Blackline: The Beirut Contract|
A screenshot of the film's title logo
|Directed by||Christian Johnston|
|Produced by||Kirk Hassig
|Written by||Christian Johnston|
|Distributed by||Big Deal Pictures|
Blackline: The Beirut Contract is an upcoming American, low-budget feature film and the first film in the Blackline International Trilogy, a series inspired by controversies surrounding mercenary companies such as Blackwater Worldwide and their recent involvements in the Iraq War. This film has been written and directed by Christian Johnston, who was involved in the making of September Tapes in 2004. The film is a co-production between Big Deal Pictures and Signature Productions, in which the latter is owned by Lebanese-born Nabil Issa, whom convinced his crew to set-up stage and film on-location in Lebanon, despite the recent conflicts at the time.
This film was originally reported to be in post-production, and was supposed to be released in 2008, and later 2009. IMDb now reports that the film is still in-production phase, and is due to be released in 2010 instead. The reasons for the delay are unknown.