Monday, August 6, 2012

The Hurt Locker director takes us to Zero Dark Thirty

The Basement likes to take credit for The Hurt Locker's success. We reviewed the movie on our very first podcast back in January 2010 and then, about a week later, it was nominated for a slew of Academy Awards and went on to win Best Picture.

You're welcome. No need to thank us. Really.

Now the writing-directing team of Mark Boal and Kathryn Bigelow are coming at us with Zero Dark Thiry, a film about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden. The Project actually had to be stopped and re-written days before it was set to shoot when U.S. Special Ops found and killed the terrorist leader because, you know, that kinda changed the whole story.

The teaser below doesn't say a lot, but it's fucking effective. Given Bigelow's talent for gritty action, and a talented ensemble cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong and Kyle Chandler, Zero Dark Thirty could be a strong Oscar contender. If it's even half as good as The Hurt Locker, this will be one of the year's best non-Basement movies for sure.

Zero Dark Thirty hits theatres Dec. 19.


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