Now that the U.S.’ most wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden is dead, it’s been suspected that movies concerning the military hunt for bin Laden would be all the rage, and the news from Cinemablend supports that theory.
CinemaBlend is reporting that Sony company Columbia Pictures has announced they have acquired the U.S. rights to Kathryn Bigelow’s untitled film about the military hunt for bin Laden. The movie is a re-teaming of Bigelow and “The Hurt Locker” screenwriter Mark Boal. The film has also been in development since 2008, but now, with recent events, the film is not only hot again, but has to be revised.
“With the death of Osama bin Laden, this film could not be more relevant,” said Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment. “Kathryn and Mark have an outstanding perspective on the team that was hunting the most wanted man in the world. Mark is second to none as an investigative journalist, and Kathryn will bring the same kind of compelling authenticity and urgency that distinguished The Hurt Locker and made that film so memorable and special.”
The film may be released by December, making it a contender for an Oscar. I would think that if it becomes an Oscar contender, it might be a real force, just like how Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker” was.