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.
Mark Boal will now rewrite the script to include the 40-minute firefight which ended in Osama Bin Laden's death. The death occurred at just the right time for Mark Boal, who still has time to tweak the script, while still ensuring the movie will be timely upon it's released.
They are still unsure of where to shoot this untitled project, though. Mark Boal had planned a location scouting trip to Afghanistan next week, although he canceled it in light of the recent events. Kathryn Bigelow is still aiming for a summer shoot, although the producers plan to see how the world reacts to these events first.
Casting is currently under way, although no offers will be made until Mark Boal puts the finishing touches on the screenplay. Kathryn Bigelow's Triple Frontier was previously believed to start production before this untitled project, although now it seems Triple Frontier will be put on the back burner.