Friday, January 29, 2016

Zero Dark Thirty director's next film about '67 Detroit riots

The Motor City's descent dramatically accelerated after the '67 riots.

From the Detroit News:
"Zero Dark Thirty" filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow's next project will move her from the Middle East to Detroit.

Bigelow will direct a film set amid the week of deadly race-related rioting in Detroit that claimed 43 lives in 1967.

The as-yet-untitled film will be financed by Annapurna Pictures and written by Mark Boal.

Bigelow and Boal pair previously collaborated on the Middle East war movies "Zero Dark Thirty" and "The Hurt Locker," which earned Academy Awards for best picture, best director for Bigelow and best original screenplay for Boal.
I expect it will be a fantastic film. Production will begin later this year with a release date planned around the the fiftieth anniversary of those riots.

From my post at Da Tech Guy:

I walked its streets--the tragedy of Detroit.

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