Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal are teaming up for a new feature based on the life of U.S. Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl, with filmmaker Todd Field and Fox Searchlight also mounting a competing project based on his story.
Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal's project will be backed by Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures, although no story have been released. In 2009, 26-year-old U.S. Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban and spent five years in captivity after wandering off his base, reportedly upset about the incompetence of others around him and the bureaucracy surrounding the war.Read More
Sony Pictures has handed out an October 12, 2012 release date for the Untitled Kathryn Bigelow Project. The studio acquired the project back in May.
Director Kathryn Bigelow will reunite with The Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal for this new story, which is based on the Navy SEAL Team 6's mission where terrorist Osama bin Laden was killed. Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal were already working on a similar project, which revolved around the several unsuccessful attempts made to kill bin Laden. When SEAL Team 6's mission was successful, the script underwent heavy revisions and sparked interest from practically every studio in town before eventually landing at Sony.Read More
Columbia Pictures has acquired United States distribution rights to the forthcoming motion picture from Oscar-winners Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal, director and screenwriter, respectively, of the Best Picture-winning film The Hurt Locker, it was announced today by Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
The untitled film focuses on the black ops mission to capture or kill Osama Bin Laden, which culminated in his death earlier this month during a high-stakes raid on his compound in Pakistan. Bigelow and Boal have been developing the project since 2008 and plan to incorporate recent events into the film.Read More
Ever since Osama Bin Laden was shot and killed on May 1st, many have wondered which studio will jump on a movie chronicling Seal Team Six, the covert team of Navy Seals behind the mission.
Kathryn Bigelow is set to include the kill in her upcoming untitled movie centered on this team of special ops soldiers, and Corey Feldman ends his upcoming musical comedy Operation Belvis Bash with Osama Bin Laden getting shot. But its Walt Disney Pictures that now owns the rights to Seal Team Six.Read More
A new untitled military project from The Hurt Locker team of director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal received a welcomed push after an elite American unit killed Al Qaeda terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden on Sunday.
We first reported on the project back in December, when all that was known about the movie was that it centered on a team of special ops soldiers. It seems Mark Boal, who has contacts in military intelligence and a background in investigative journalism, based his project on the exact same team that took out Bin Laden, with the screenwriter following the mission this whole time.Read More
This Thursday, DirecTv will launch its new Premium VOD service, which allows viewers to watch new movies from Warner Bros., Sony, Universal, and 20th Century Fox in their homes just 60 days after a title's initial theatrical release for a fee of $30. Today, 23 of Hollywood's top directors have published a letter in opposition against this VOD platform.
This letter, which was put together by James Cameron and his producing partner Jon Landau in conjunction with NATO (the National Assn. of Theater Owners ), is set to coincide with Thursday's launch of the Adam Sandler comedy Just Go with It, which will be the first Home Premiere title available to HD customers for $29.99.Read More
The Hurt Locker's Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal are looking for financing for a low-budget international thriller and hope to film before the fall 2011 start of Paramount's Triple Frontier.
According to Variety, no script is ready yet, but the plan would be for Mark Boal to pen the script and Kathryn Bigelow to direct. The indie project is timely, tapping into recent news events.Read More
Tom Hanks is eyeing a lead role in The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal's drama Triple Frontier, for Paramount Pictures, reports Deadline.
The story is set in the organized crime haven that exists in the border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil. The film will be an ensemble project, with five primary roles to cast.Read More