The controversial Oscar contender delivers its final trailer.
After being declared the Best Movie of 2012 by the New York Film Critics Circle, it's no surprise that Zero Dark Thirty is up for several Golden Globes nominations, including Best Motion Picture - Drama. The movie's last trailer showed that director Kathryn Bigelow (also nominated for Best Director) was still in the award–winning form she was in during 2008's The Hurt Locker. This time, she and Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal are focusing on the hunt for terrorist Osama bin Laden, which, as revealed in the movie's final trailer, required CIA agents, such as lead operative Jessica Chastain, to be able to handle "the rough stuff."hunting down the best trailers
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"You will never find him," they said. Until they did.
Director Kathryn Bigelow struck Oscar gold with The Hurt Locker, her uncompromising look at a bomb disposal unit working during the Iraq War, and her next project may well be headed in the same direction. Initially conceived with Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal as a movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, SEAL Team Six's successful mission against the Al Qaeda terrorist changed the scope of the now named movie Zero Dark Thirty.
"I’m fascinated by people who dedicate themselves to really difficult and dangerous things for the greater good," Boal told EW when the teaser trailer was revealed in August. "I’m fascinated by the world they inhabit. I personally want to know how they caught bin Laden. All I can do is hope that it interests other people." After watching the movie's second trailer, we think people will definitely be interested. hunting down the best trailers
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It hasn't been a year since Osama bin Laden's death, but director Kathryn Bigelow is working on a project based on the death of the infamous Al-Qaeda leader, and has Jessica Chastain as one of the front runners for a co-starring role. Entertainment Weekly reports that while nothing is set in stone (let alone confirmed or denied), Sony representatives, Kathryn Bigelow, and screenwriter Mark Boal are all refusing to comment on the details regarding the movie. This may be because without even having a complete cast in order, the movie faces a pressing predicament. The Pentagon’s inspector general issued an investigation to find whether the Defense Department gave unwarranted information about the raid to outside sources — aka filmmakers — and this may just be the beginning of their difficulties. All things considered, the serious content the movie will be facing will require a great amount of research and pre-production coaching for actors. So maybe keeping details under wraps seems is their best bet. more on the bin Laden movie >> Posted 01.06.12 by reelz
Tom Hanks is heading for the Triple Frontier. Producer Charles Roven confirmed to ComingSoon that Hanks will be the first cast member to join Triple Frontier, director Kathryn Bigelow's follow-up to her Academy Award-winning The Hurt Locker.
Bigelow will re-team with her Academy Award-winning Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal for a story about "the notorious border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil where the Igazu and Parana rivers converge" and create "la triple frontera," a hotspot for organized crime. With Hanks joining the ranks, that's a lot of Academy Award winners standing around a craft services table, even before the rest of the cast is added. Hanks to move on to cloud atlas? >> Posted 12.01.10 by Ryan
And so the race between the former Mr. and Mrs. James Cameron presses on. Kathryn Bigelow took a step towards a possible Oscar win for Best Director when she took home the top prize at the Directors Guild of America Awards, according to Variety.
Bigleow won for The Hurt Locker, beating out ex-husband Cameron for Avatar, Lee Daniels for Precious, Jason Reitman for Up in the Air, and Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds. This comes shortly after Cameron unexpectedly won the Best Director Golden Globe, which most people (including Cameron) thought Bigelow would win.
Bigelow expressed her gratitude and excitement in her acceptance speech:
[I'm] stunned, honored, and proud ... I felt a deep obligation to tell this story with as much honesty as possible. This is the most incredible moment of my life.
During a panel discussion, she addressed her portrayal of military life in Iraq, saying, "Authenticity is a moral imperative."
Released last summer, The Hurt Locker has garnered major attention, not only for Bigelow's direction, but also for Mark Boal's screenplay and the performances of Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie. Many agree that Bigelow and Boal will receive Academy Award nods, but many also wonder whether Renner and Mackie have a chance of landing acting nominations. We'll find out when Oscar nominations are announced early Tuesday morning. Posted 01.31.10 by reelz
Variety reports that Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal, the director and writer who collaborated on The Hurt Locker, are again at work on another action movie that features violence and crime amidst international settings. Triple Frontier will look at organized crime in South America along the borders of Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina.
The Hurt Locker, which several have called the best fictional movie to date involving the Iraq War, tells the story of a soldier so addicted to the adrenaline rush of near-death experiences that he attempts to disarm landmines at close range.
Producer Charles Roven hopes Triple Frontier will begin shooting next year. No casting decisions have been announced. Bigelow directed Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves in Point Break and Boal also wrote the story for In the Valley of Elah. Posted 08.11.09 by reelz