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War correspondent turned screenwriter Mark Boal has re-team with his “Hurt Locker” director, the ridiculously hot Kathryn Bigelow for a new movie: “Triple Frontier”. Variety says the crime film will be set in the notorious border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil, where the Igazu and Parana rivers converge to form the titular “Triple Frontier”, an area that is difficult to monitor and thus has become a haven for organized crime and other characters of ill-intentions. It’s also the setting for “Elite Squad” director Jose Padilha’s upcoming terrorism movie “A Willing Patriot”.
After working on the Iraq War-set “Hurt Locker” together, Boal and Bigelow re-teamed to pitch the story for “Triple Frontier” to the boys at Atlas Entertainment. The company’s Charles Roven, Alex Gartner and Steve Alexander will produce the movie, one of many that Atlas has gotten their hands on in recent months, including “Season of the Witch” and Sam Raimi’s “Warcraft”. Roven is also famous for producing “The Dark Knight”.
Production on “Triple Frontier” is set for next year.
Meanwhile, Boal and Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker” has grossed $9 million in seven weeks of limited release. Not bad for a movie about the early days of the invasion, when IEDs were going off every other minute. If you haven’t seen the film yet, I would highly recommend it, though go in expecting an intense, edge-of-your-seat thriller. Really, the whole movie is one big gripping thriller where you think the leads are always about to die. It’s that intense.