A movie about a retired Israeli general who rescued his family on October 7, likened to Liam Neeson's character in 'Taken,' is planned

  • Leviathan Productions enlists "Fauda" creators for "October 7th" film on Noam Tibon's rescue.

  • The film covers Noam Tibon's daring rescue during Hamas' attack on Tibon's family's kibbutz.

  • Noam Tibon, armed only with a handgun, saved his family and others, gaining global attention.

Leviathan Productions has tapped Avi Issacharoff and Lior Raz, who created the hit Israeli political thriller series, "Fauda," to write the script for a new film titled "October 7th," say reports.

The film will recount the true story of Noam Tibon, a retired Israeli general who gained international attention when he rescued his family from Hamas gunmen during an attack on Nahal Oz, their kibbutz in southern Israel, on October 7, 2023, Deadline reported.

Hamas launched an assault on Israel from the Gaza Strip, resulting in nearly 1,200 deaths, primarily among Israeli citizens.

Noam's son, award-winning journalist Amir Tibon, was sheltering in their kibbutz in southern Israel from Hamas gunfire with his wife and their two daughters.

He described the gunfire as "the most chilling noise" he had ever heard.

Amir rang his parents. His father, who had spent his military career in counterterrorism, replied, "Trust me, I will come. This is my profession; nobody can stop me," per NBC Nightly News.

Amir's parents set off, driving south from Tel Aviv to help as best as they could.

Armed only with a handgun, Noam battled Palestinian gunmen along the way and rescued survivors of the music festival massacre. He also helped wounded Israeli soldiers, his son said.

Amir told The Atlantic, "After 10 hours, we hear a large bang on the window, and we hear the voice of my father. Galia, my oldest daughter, says, 'Saba higea' — 'Grandfather is here.' And that's when we all just start crying. And that's when we knew that we were safe."

Tibon's heroics made waves on social media, with some users likening Tibon to Liam Neeson from the film "Taken." Neeson's character, Bryan Mills, rescues his teenage daughter from human trafficking kidnappers.

Many compared Tibon's comment, "This is my profession, nobody can stop me," to the oft-quoted line from Mills to one of his daughter's captors: "What I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career, skills that make me a nightmare for people like you."

Noam and Amir Tibon will contribute as consultants to the project.

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