Look for The Mullah’s Storm on the big screen!

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 29, 2014 – Herald Square Entertainment, LLC today announced that David Sardi will make his feature motion picture directing debut with the military action-adventure “The Mullah’s Storm.”
Based on the novel by thriller writer Tom Young, “The Mullah’s Storm” features U.S. Air Force Major Michael Parson who, after surviving the crash of his transport plane and losing his entire crew, finds himself in the middle of an Afghan blizzard with only Sgt. Sophia Gold and her “high value” detainee, fighting for survival against a treacherous Taliban radical. The story, winner of the Gold Medal Award from the Military Writers Society of America, is a fast-paced, epic tale of endurance, commitment and the close bonds forged in combat by our men and, now, women warfighters. Those bonds get complicated when men and women fight side by side. Published by GP Putnam & Sons, the novel is the first of four detailing the exploits of Parson and Gold.
David  Sardi  is  a  major  motion  picture  first  assistant  director  with  over  thirty  years   of  experience  spanning  a  vast  body  of  work. He  has  guided  the  productions  of  many  top   Hollywood  movies  including  such  popular films  as “GI Joe: Retaliation,” “Identity Thief,” “Safe House,” and “Fast Five.” During  his  long  and  varied  career,  he  has run the productions for some  of  America’s  most  respected  directors  including   Oliver  Stone,  Sidney  Lumet  and  Nora  Ephron.  His  more  recent  credits  include “The  Town”  starring  and  directed  by  Ben   Affleck, “Fast Five” with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker and  the  current  actioner,  “Need  for  Speed” starring “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul. Sardi was the winner of the Director Guild of America Assistant Director Award for his work on the Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning feature “Born on the Fourth of July.”
“The Mullah’s Storm” will be shot digitally in the 4K format, capturing the highest possible visual resolution. Principal photography of the film is scheduled to begin in December 2014 in New Mexico. The movie will have its theatrical release in 2015.
Casting for the lead roles of Maj. Michael Parson and Sgt. Sophia Gold is now being conducted by Hollywood casting director Jennifer Ricchiazzi, CSA, of LaLa Casting, Los Angeles, California.   With a broad background in big budget productions to small budget independents to TV pilots,  Jennifer has worked on some of the biggest and most critically acclaimed movies with some of the most talented casting directors in the business including David Rubin (“The Talented Mr Ripley”), Deborah Aquila (“The Illusionist” and “Underworld”) and Billy Hopkins and Kerry Barden (“Deja Vu”).
The filmmakers have dedicated the film to our service men and women who have volunteered their time, blood and lives so the rest of us can live in peace and security here at home.
About Herald Square Entertainment, LLC
Herald Square Entertainment, LLC is a film development and production company dedicated to bringing riveting stories to the screen. HSE engages creative talent, gives them the tools to work with and gets out of their way. Herald Square Entertainment, LLC’s affiliate Tontine Films most recently produced the creepy sci-fi drama “Sleeping and Waking,” that had a U.S. theatrical art house run, was a Netflix selection and is now available on demand on Google Movies.
For More Information: Media Relations, Herald Square Entertainment, LLC; phone 301-785-4319; e-mail:producer@themullahsstorm.com.



  1. Brandon on June 3, 2014 at 11:19 am

    I look forward to seeing “The Mullah’s Storm” in theaters. i have read the book and i loved it! i hope the movie can be just as exciting as the book. I’m also looking forward to “The Renegades” coming out onto the big screen along with the other books in the series.

    • Thomas W. Young on June 4, 2014 at 5:38 am

      Thanks for those kind words, Brandon. I’m delighted that you enjoyed “The Mullah’s Storm.” Will keep you posted on the film!

    • John Rivera on September 4, 2021 at 9:36 pm

      Yes me too. Can’t wait!!

  2. Mark Osterkamp on April 10, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    What happened to the movie? It was such a great book. I’m not a soldier nor have I even been in the military. But the book with its very vivid mountain storm scenes( I can see so clearly the heavy snow melting flake by flake on the gun barrel). Also I am a pilot and Mr Young’s flying scenes are spot on. It was the best read I’ve had in a long while. I also have an audiobook version. Great narration by Scott Bricks. I’m on my third listening. Good luck. This novel should be seeing more publicity.

    • Thomas W. Young on April 13, 2017 at 6:45 am

      Thanks for asking, Mark. I’m delighted that you enjoyed The Mullah’s Storm, and I certainly appreciate hearing from you. A film producer has optioned the screen rights to The Mullah’s Storm. Hard to say when the film might be ready, but the producer’s working hard. All the best….

  3. Diana Potter on November 27, 2017 at 11:39 am

    I lost sleep reading this book and would be the first in line to see the movie. I sincerely hope it comes to fruition!

    • Thomas W. Young on November 30, 2017 at 7:38 am

      Thanks, Diana. I appreciate the kind words. Will keep you posted….

      • Diana Potter on August 20, 2018 at 10:23 am

        Still looking for the movie. Is it still in production? A few months ago I saw Christian Bale in “Hostiles” and instantly thought how great he would be in the role of Michael Parson.

        • Thomas W. Young on August 20, 2018 at 1:34 pm

          Hi, Diana. Thanks for asking. Nothing firm about the film at the moment, though I can say the producer’s working hard. Stay tuned!

  4. Billy E. Gillenwater II on June 10, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Congratulations Tom it will be exciting to see it on the big screen.

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