Kathryn Bigelow’s Black Ops Thriller Will Hunt Osama Bin Laden


Not much is known about Kathryn Bigelow’s follow-up to her Academy Award winning “The Hurt Locker”, only that she’s working with author Mark Boal once again, and that it will involve something that has been in the news in printed form (so it’ll once again be a true story), and will involve a group of “black ops” operators. Now we know a little bit more.

Variety reports that the main premise of the still-untitled movie, which Bigelow plans to squeeze in before starting work on the bigger budgeted and star-studded “Triple Frontier”, will concern a black ops unit’s hunt for terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden.

Also, IM Global has secured worldwide rights to the film, which is expected to take the same approach as Bigelow’s “Hurt Locker”, which probably means utilizing a low-cost cast and a moderate budget to get it done.

Kathryn Bigelow on the set of The Hurt Locker (2008) Movie Image

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  • Brian

    See this is why I was so against The Hurt Locker. First off, I’m not even American and I’m sick and tired of these middle eastern war movies based on what’s going on right now…as I’m sure 99% of the rest of the world is as well. This woman is getting so much praise for that kind of movie just because she’s a woman and well, I can’t stand it honestly. I watched The Hurt Locker and found nothing special about it. How it won best picture and director is beyond me, but hey the Academy likes to choose the underdog and most political issue over actual talent (good example Sean Penn winning over Mickey Rourke)
    Now she’s using that popularity and praise to make more movies about the same thing that no one wants to see. I can’t stand this woman!

    • Diinekis

      Some people just like to watch a film about modern day warfare that is accurate and realistic. I am not an American also and I don’t agree with US policy but that wouldn’t stop me from watching the film cause I have a brain and judgement to filter the political messages. I like peace as much as the next guy but in my opinion war is the ultimate adventure for man, if you bypass the horor and the killing that comes with it offcource. I agree with you in the talent case. The Hurt Locker wasn’t anything special but I enjoyed it more than Avatar for example.