The teaser trailer for the latest film from director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal has debuted to a lot of buzz. Titled Zero Dark Thirty, the movie is an account of the decade long hunt for al-Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden, which ended with the raid of his compound on May 2, 2011.
The movie makers hope to show the back story of the raid and glorify “the unsung heroes who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to take down Bin Laden,” according to Entertainment Weekly. Bigelow and Boal, who have also worked together on multiple Oscar winning film, The Hurt Locker, said it was important for them to keep politics out of the film.
Bigelow wrote “This is an amazing story about the triumph of will, dedication, and duty. [It’s] about the real life heroes in the intelligence community who worked behind the scenes day and night on what was perhaps the toughest assignment of their lives. As such, it’s a story that needs to be told respectfully.”
For the same reason, the release date of Zero Dark Thirty was moved from a pre-election October date to a post-election time on Dec. 19.
As for the meaning of the film title, Bigelow explained “It’s a military term for 30 minutes after midnight, and it refers also to the darkness and secrecy that cloaked the entire decade long mission.”
Check out the teaser trailer and let us know what you think.
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