Awesome thread, here's me thinking I've found a nice little unknown gem, but of course a site as awesome as filmwise will already have a thread devoted to it.
My view - Billy Mitchell is a legend, he is my favourite villain after Prof. Jerry Hathaway even if he does look a bit like Arthur in Excalibur. Better than 95% of the fiction that comes out, and would love to see Fincher make this into a movie.
I thought someone else already made this into a movie.
I mean a movie movie, Matt Damon playing Steve Wiebe, William Atherton playing Billy Mitchell and Willie Nelson playing the ref
(maybe this could be my next recast)