Truth really is stranger-than-fiction, and the news breaks on something unbelievable every day it seems. Every now and then I’ll read something and think to myself, “Wow. Why haven’t they made a movie out of that?” There are a lot of astounding events of the past that have yet to receive big screen treatment. With Hollywood widely criticized for a lack of originality amid the glut of reboots, remakes, sequels and prequels, it is mystifying how these stories have not been the subject of a recent major motion picture. This is my list of ten real stories begging for movie treatment.
Troy Larson is a father, author, and photographer originally from Minot, North Dakota, now residing in Fargo.