12 April 2007 [from The Guardian]
First there was the furore over their capture. Then the backlash when released. But no drama is ever complete without an accompanying movie, and yesterday Iran beat Hollywood to the mark by pledging to recount the entire 13-day affair in a film.
It will tell the story of the British sailors, accounts that are likely to focus on the hospitality and fun they had, rather than the imprisonment and isolation.
What the producers will make of Arthur Batchelor’s claim that he lost his iPod and was traumatised by taunts that he resembled Mr Bean …