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Bigelow is still to direct Iraq film

KathrynBigelow.jpgAlmost five months ago I had the news that Kathryn Bigelow is set to direct another film after the 2002 film K-19: The Widowmaker. This time she's headed to Iraq for her story in The Hurt Locker, directing such names as Colin Farrell, Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes and Willem Dafoe.

The film is about a group of elite bomb disposal experts who are, according to the write up in the Guardian:

"forced to play a dangerous game of cat and mouse in the chaos of war" in a city where "everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb".

The script is written by Paul Haggis and Mark Boal who also wrote The Valley of Elah. Sounds like it could be quite a dramatic film, and I do hope that Bigelow keeps the reality factor high. From what I've read this is one of the biggest issues that soldiers are facing in Iraq, that of booby traps and roadside bombs. However it does have the potential to turn Die Hard with a Vengeance in Iraq.



So many movies coming on in the next year or two dealing with Iraq... oversaturation, I'd say.


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