Sony lands Osama bin Laden film by 'Hurt Locker' director Kathryn Bigelow

Sony’s Columbia Pictures has picked up the domestic distribution rights to Kathryn Bigelow’s next film, which follows the black ops mission that culminated in Osama bin Laden’s death, according to a studio press release. Bigelow, who in 2010 became the first female filmmaker to win a Best Director Oscar for helming The Hurt Locker, has been developing the untitled movie since 2008 with her Locker screenwriter Mark Boal. The duo plans to incorporate the recent raid on bin Laden’s Pakistani compound into the film, which is scheduled to be released in late 2012. Production on the film is slated to begin this summer.

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  • Gladys

    OMG, Sony will be hacked, the movie leaked early and thousands of downloaders sued.

    • Greg

      Although your post was meant in jest, it isn’t too far from reality. The Hurt Locker producers are still suing downloaders.

  • nick

    too soon. not going to work imho.

  • Brian

    The Hurt Locker was released in 2009.

    • Shane

      And? She still won her Oscar in 2010. They are held in the first few months of the following year.
      I am very excited about this news. Interested to know who is in the cast tho’.

  • Jon

    I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, but someone gets shot in the eye. It’s funny to hear they “plan to incorporate the recent raid.” What exactly was the movie going to be about before this? People wandering around the desert turning over rocks?

    • Pittner

      I heard it was originally supposed to be about the battle of Tora Bora.

  • Samuel

    Marl Boal started researching for a movie surrounding the team looking for Osama Bin Laden before he was killed. He had been in Afghanistan and Pakistan with the teams themselves conducting interviews… then, the team he was researching catch him! He’s frantically rewriting his screenplay as we speak. So no… its not too soon. Its just right.

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