Kathryn Bigelow Developing New Independent Project

12/07/2010 Posted by Admin

Kathryn Bigelow Developing New Independent Project

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By our guest blogger, Joe Oliveto

Fresh off the success of last year’s award-winning “The Hurt Locker,” director Kathryn Bigelow, along with producer and screenwriter Mark Boal, is developing yet another low budget film which, according to Wegotthiscovered, will be a “black-ops thriller” based on real events.

The duo had previously been working on upcoming project “Triple Frontier,” a film about the drug trade in South America. Cinemablend reports that Tom Hanks is also attached to the project, but it appears that conflicting schedules have prevented the movie from going into production until next year. Bigelow, not content to wait around until filming can begin, has opted to work on this smaller movie in the meantime.

Bigelow has always been a talented director of action movies and it was satisfying to see her get more credit than most of us ever anticipated. Honestly, how many people watched “Point Break” and assumed that she’d ever win an Oscar?

While “Triple Frontier” definitely sounds as though it is worth looking forward to, we’re pretty excited about this side project. Given what we know about it, it’s not unreasonable to assume that we’d be looking at a Cold War era thriller. In the hands of Bigelow, that type of film could be an instant classic. True, the low budget approach she is taking suggests that maybe it won’t be a period piece and will instead be focusing on our current conflict, but she’s already tackled that and it seems unlikely that she would jump right back into it so soon.

Either way, odds are it will be a good movie. Bigelow, when working at her peak, has a unique perspective on the subjects of violence and combat. “The Hurt Locker” wasn’t pro-war, but it also wasn’t yet another retread of predictable Hollywood anti-war statements. It simply depicted war, without judgment. If she keeps working with that degree of critical perspective, Bigelow will continue to have a remarkable career.

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