The documentary, set to begin production in the spring for an early 2013 premiere globally on the National Geographic Channel, will keep the fast pace of the book, described as a historical thriller with a John Grisham-style narrative about the 1865 murder of President Abraham Lincoln and the furious manhunt for his killer. It will include feature-film quality re-enactments completed with CGI in the signature style of the Scott brothers.
One question: Isn’t a documentary typically backed by well-researched fact? Several experts and readers have panned the book as filled with errors. Killing Lincoln is so inaccurate that Ford’s Theater banned it from sale at the on-site bookstore.
There’s only one explanation for the History channel letting this opportunity pass by: