Kathryn Bigelow reteams with ‘Hurt Locker’ screenwriter for new action-thriller

08.10.09 8 years ago 3 Comments

Summit Entertainment

Great news to start the week, eh?

Hopefully you’ve had a chance to see “The Hurt Locker” by now.  It’s a great film, and Summit’s been rolling it out, trying to build the audience for it.  I think there’s a good shot the movie could end up being an awards season contender… there’s that kind of goodwill towards it out there right now.  Kathryn Bigelow finally seemed to find a piece of material that was worthy of her particular skill set, and Mark Boal’s writing seems to have inspired her to up her game.  It’s a great collaboration.

That’s why I’m excited to hear about “Triple Frontier,” the new film that they’ve just signed a deal to develop together.  The idea itself seems like a perfect next move for this team.  The border between Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina is notorious as one of the most dangerous lawless neutral zones on earth, a no man’s land for organized crime.  I’m not sure what story Bigelow and Boal plan on telling about that region, but I’m willing to bet it’ll be tense.

I hope they make a movie as crazy and sweaty and South American paranoid as William Friedkin’s great “Sorcerer,” and that this becomes a regular creative collaboration, one that produces a wealth of great work in the years to come.

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Variety announced the project over the weekend.

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