Poster for Kathryn Bigelow’s Iraq War Movie The Hurt Locker

Haven’t heard from Kathryn Bigelow in a while, which is too bad. It’s not neveryday you run across a 50-something woman who can do action movies, and Bigelow has proven that she can do the genre as well as, if not better, than most of her fellow male directors. (“Near Dark”, “Point Break”, and “Strange Days”, anyone?) According to IMDB, she hasn’t done a feature-length film since 2002’s “K19: The Widowmaker”, which bombed at about the same time as Harrison Ford’s movie career. Her newest and latest is “The Hurt Locker”, which just got a poster (via), and it looks all kinds of cool. Seriously, that is one awesome looking poster. I hope the movie itself is as good, but if not — well, we’ll always have the poster.

So what’s “The Hurt Locker”?

Iraq-set action drama “The Hurt Locker,” which follows the exploits of an elite bomb disposal unit. Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.

Starring Ralph Fiennes, Brian Geraghty, Anthony Mackie, and Jeremy Renner, fresh from his stint playing a soldier in “28 Weeks Later”, here playing, um, a soldier?

I could do without the Iraq War setting. Nowadays you can’t go a day without hearing about Hollywood doing yet another Iraq War-themed (or related) film. Geez, guys, at least wait until the bloody thing is over, THEN do a movie about it. How much insight can you offer about a war that you are just seeing via the TV set?

But I digress.

Here’s the poster for “The Hurt Locker”, which is scheduled for 2008 or thereabouts:

Kathryn Bigelow