Well, there are a few folks in Hollywood who read Osama bin Laden’s obituary and wanted to turn it into a movie. It appears that Hollywood had a prominent movie in production about killing Osama Bin Laden, which may now need to undergo major changes.
The film in question is Kathryn Bigelow‘s highly-anticipated follow-up to “The Hurt Locker”, which won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay at the 2010 Academy Awards. Bigelow had been working with her Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal on the film, currently titled “Kill Bin Laden”, which was set to tell the story of an unsuccessful Black Ops mission to kill the Al Qaeda leader.
Bigelow has reportedly figured out how to alter the production to incorporate Bin Laden’s death. She could not resist the urge to at least add the recent events to the existing storyline.
Beyond that, it appears that Paramount Pictures had previously acquired the rights to “Lawbreaker”, a separate production about yet another failed attempt to kill Osama bin Laden shortly following the tragic events of 9/11. Production had apparently completely stalled on the project, but industry analysts are suggesting that Paramount might want to jump right back into production to capitalize on Bin Laden’s death.
Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal are receiving help and script advice from the White House and the Pentagon to make their upcoming movie about the decade-long effort to kill Osama Bin Laden which ended with the successful Navy SEAL raid in May in Pakistan. Joel Edgerton has been said to play a role in the upcoming movie. The film is scheduled to release on October 2012.