‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Trailer: When Was the Last Time You Saw Bin Laden?

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Kathryn Bigelow directed the 2010 Best Picture Oscar-winning war film, The Hurt Locker, and she’s returning to the deserts of the Middle East (narratively speaking) with her upcoming film Zero Dark Thirty, which used to fly under the more controversial title of Kill Bin Laden. Three guesses what the movie is about.

Today’s Zero Dark Thirty trailer is but a tease of what Bigelow and her Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal have in store, but even that tease paints a pretty tense picture of what could be another award-contending modern military thriller.

Zero Dark Thirty tells the tale of Navy SEAL Team 6′s mission to locate and eliminate infamous terrorist Osama Bin Laden, and is said to have been contributed to by those who were actually present for the events depicted in the film.

The movie brings with it an impressive cast to go along with its Oscar-winning writer/director team: faces and names you will recognize include Joel Edgerton (The Thing) in the lead, alongside Mark Strong (Green Lantern), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), Jessica Chastain (The Vow), Jennifer Ehle (Contagion), Harold Perrineau (Lost), action star Scott Adkins (Expendables 2),  Edgar Ramírez (Wrath of the Titans), Frank Grillo (The Grey), Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones) - and even funny men like Chris Platt (Park and Recreation) and Mark Duplass (The League) stepping into dramatic roles. An eclectic ensemble, yes, but one that could really come together to impress viewers and critics alike.

 Zero Dark Thirty Trailer: When Was the Last Time You Saw Bin Laden?

SEAL Team 6 in 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Despite her many awards, Bieglow’s work on The Hurt Locker is still often criticized by hardcore military enthusiasts (and/or actual vets) in regards to her lack of accuracy when it came to military procedure, tactics, equipment, and weaponry. That’s all to say: Zero Dark Thirty - which is based on a pretty recent current event that still carries a lot of political charge – will be under even more intense scrutiny than Bigelow’s last film. Hopefully she and Boal have crossed all “t’s” and dotted all “i’s” – although, even if they have, we’re fairly certain this film will be cause for all kinds of debate when it enters the cultural zeitgeist.

For more on the film – including an interview with Boal – be sure to head over to EW.

Zero Dark Thirty‘s December 19, 2012 release date will at least spare us all any Internet riots about the film being released as propaganda for the upcoming U.S. presidential election – and for that small favor, I think we can all be thankful.

Source: EW

TAGS: kill bin laden, zero dark thirty

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  1. Did Kathryn Bigelow get White House approval on this movie?

  2. This seems like a one time view at least,but i wasn’t the biggest fan of the Hurt Locker so maybe that’s why i feel that way.

  3. Are you kidding me!? They made a movie about the raid that killed Osama Bin Ladden? I suppose they won’t make the movie where the same seals were put on a single slow flying outdated chinok helicopter that was shot down and killed more than 20 true americans like Aaron Carson Vaughn. WHOM THE ORDERS CAME from the guy who allegedly ordered the death of Osama. Which new evidence surfaces that he, Mr. President cancelled the raid SEVERAL TIMES OVER. from December 2010 to May 2011. I suppose they won’t show that!? LEON PENETTA even came out and said the president did this!!! NOOOOOOOOOO.

    I’m not seeing this propaganda B.S.

    • Ok, calm down and no one cares its just a movie

    • You’re on the wrong site, it’s just a movie dude.

    • The Chinook has a top speed of 315 km/h (196 mph), making it one of the fastest helicopters in military service (faster than an Apache).

      Variants of the Chinook continue to be produced and older models are modernized to current design specifications.

    • dude, try decaf.

    • Dude stop acting like you know all the backstory of whats goin on…Nobody really does…Just enjoy the movie…Its a true story…yes 20 americans from ST6 Gold Team (Devgru) were killed on a dangerous raid in which they accomplished their mission but were shot down on the way out…That has NOTHING to do with this, while EXTREMELY tragic, it has nothing to do with this film….It was Red Team from ST6 that killed Bin Laden, with a handful of CIA SAD operatives…That was a different mission….This movie is about the death of Bin Laden and what led up to it…Just enjoy it…and shut up…

      • @Taylor

        Negative, if this is directed by Kathryn Bigelow, it will not be a true story. It might be inspired by true events, but that’s as far as it will go, I guarantee it… It will be sacrificing realism for really forced tense and dramatic moments all through the movie, just like The Hurt Locker…

    • P.S. If the ST6 Gold Team (which was shot down and killed all of them after they saved many lives – Army Rangers – If that mission went down smoothly it would just be another mission that went down spectacularly and we would have no knowledge of it…We only know about the screw ups…Those missions go down every day, every night, sometimes even multiple missions in a 24 hour period…They got shot down…it happens…Terribly tragic but the President ordered it sure, but if it went down and nobody was killed he would be the president that made the right decision as he was when the Bin Laden mission went down with no men killed….
      It happens man, people get killed on these missions…The crappy thing is we only hear about the screw-ups…We never hear about the successful missions unless its an extremely HVT…Its not the President’s fault…Ut such a dumbass Wally…you really are…

  4. I have no real reason to say this, but for some reason I think this movie is going to be a real stinker. The trailer was pretty lame, but I think they are making this movie a little too soon.

  5. i watch anything with scott adkins, regardless of how stupid the movie may be, how much propaganda is crammed in it or how far away from the truth the story is :P

    • You watch movies for the truth?

      • ^The only sensible conclusion to draw from that post.

  6. Am I the only one who thought ‘The Hurt Locker’ was average?

  7. Not watching anything about the military that is directed by Bigelow… Actually, not watching anything directed by Bigelow, but especially anything about the military…

  8. I actually really…REALLY liked the Hurt Locker, so I would like to see this film. Im not so interested in the subject matter as most of it was covered in the news, but with a cast like that I cant say no.

    Im definitely renting this movie.

  9. i am going to download this when this is ready.

  10. They get these propaganda films out quick these days huh?

  11. just curious,what was wrong with “The Hurt Locker”?

    • @Big V

      Besides that it was the most inaccurate portrayal of the military and the military tactics employed in explosive disposal and was full of moments that would never happen in real life but was forced into the plot just to have these “tense” moments. And having THE most unrealistic sniper scene EVER to be put into a movie? Besides those things? Nothing, the sand looked realistic, and, uh, Renner acted pretty well in the movie…

  12. @Ken J, So you are former EOD? What Military movie have you seen that is accurate. I think the hurt locker was ment to show us that we have men and women that are fighting a ongoing war with no end in sight and how we have men and women that are doing to many deployments. I dont think it was ment to be a EOD documentary.

  13. Cool trailer

  14. This movie really gets my attention. I think I’ll see it in theaters.

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