Should go over big, I imagine...
Don't quite know what to think about it, but I'm not shocked.
I do wonder what could be the point of depicting the "mock" assassination of a real political figure if not to be, for lack of a better term...suggestive?
I don't know that this has ever been done before.
I'm curious; what do you guys think?
Bush 'assassinated' in British TV mockumentary
AFP Thursday August 31, 06:09 PM
LONDON (AFP) - A British television channel is to screen a mock documentary showing the imagined assassination of US President George W. Bush, it announced in a move which looks set to court controversy.
Channel Four's "The Death of a President" mixes archive footage and computer-generated imagery to give a chillingly realistic representation of an actual killing.
In the film, the president makes a speech to business leaders in Chicago and faces a massive anti-war demonstration.
He is shot by a sniper as he leaves the venue and the investigation into his killing focuses on Syrian-born man.
The film will debut at the Toronto Film Festival, which starts on September 7, and will be aired on Channel Four's digital channel More4 on October 9.
Producers are hopeful of selling rights to broadcast "The Death of a President" in the United States following its debut.
Peter Dale, head of More4, said the drama was a "thought-provoking critique" of contemporary US society.
He said: "It's an extraordinarily gripping and powerful piece of work, a drama constructed like a documentary that looks back at the assassination of George Bush as the starting point for a very gripping detective story.
"It's a pointed political examination of what the war on terror did to the American body politic.
"I'm sure that there will be people who will be upset by it but when you watch it you realise what a sophisticated piece of work it is.
"It's not sensationalist, or simplistic but a very thought-provoking, powerful drama. I hope people will see that the intention behind it is good."