Kathryn Bigelow's Bin Laden Movie Set for 2012 Release

Posted Thu May 26, 2011 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

Sony is negotiating for the rights and the script is being finalized.

Kathryn Bigelow's latest movie is in for a bit of a change. It was originally a flick about SEAL Team 6 trying and failing to kill Osama bin Laden, but due to the recent death of the Taliban leader, it's going to be a little less 'Valkyrie' than originally intended.

The script is being finalized now and shooting is expected to begin this fall. It's a very quick turnaround for a movie that's undergoing a significant script change, especially since it's expected to release in 2012 - though probably in the later part of the year.

Of course, the big question in the minds of many is whether this should be made into a movie in the first place. While the focus will certainly be on the team that carried out the task, the movie still seems to focus on the celebrated death of a man.

Bigelow's film isn't the only one to jump on this train either - Disney and Universal both have similar projects in the works.

Source: Deadline

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Tags: Seal Team 6, Osama bin Laden, Kathryn Bigelow (all tags)