As news comes in about what seems to be a prevented terror attack in the German city of Hanover, many are pointing out the similarities between the planned attack on the German / Netherlands national soccer game and the 2007 action movie, “The Kingdom”.
Reports indicate that police located an ambulance filled with explosives outside of HDI Arena and possible a device inside of the stadium.
If all reports turn out to be accurate, it would seem the planned attack bears a striking similarity to the attack that begins the movie.
From Wikipedia’s description of the movie’s plot:
During a softball game at an American oil company housing compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, al-Qaeda terrorists set off a bomb, killing Americans and Saudis. While one team hijacks a car and shoots residents, a suicide bomber blows himself up, killing everyone near him. Sergeant Haytham (Ali Suliman) of the Saudi State Police kills several of the terrorists.
The FBI Legal Attaché in Saudi Arabia, Special Agent Fran Manner (Kyle Chandler), calls his US colleague, Special Agent Ronald Fleury (Jamie Foxx), to advise him about the attack. Manner is discussing the situation with DSS Regional Security Officer Special Agent Rex Bura when an ambulance full of explosives is detonated killing Manner, Bura and many others.
Police are still urging Hanover residents to avoid large crowds and public areas as the threat to the city is still be assessed. Some roads and Subways are currently closed.