By now we all know about Argo, Ben Affleck's new film based on the true story of a CIA agent who smuggled six Americans out of crisis-ridden Iran using a science fiction movie production as cover. But whatever happened to the real screenplay the CIA used to make that cover work? One filmmaker is out to shed some light on that.
The film adaptation of Roger Zelazny's epic Lord of Light is one of the great sci-fi flicks that never was. The production, featuring designs by comic book legend Jack Kirby, died in development hell, but before it did, it played a pivotal role in a daring CIA rescue mission to smuggle six Americans out of Iran in 1980.