Sony Pictures Entertainment, a popular production and distribution house, is reportedly negotiating with Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal to acquire the distribution rights of their upcoming movie, which has been tentatively titled Kill Bin Laden. The film is expected to hit the screens in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Kill Bin Laden is all about a hunt for the Al Qaeda leader, which leads to his death. Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal had planned to do the movie much before the death of Osama Bin Laden. But the project was delayed due to the slow progress in the preparation of the script. "With the death of Osama Bin Laden, this film could not be more relevant," says Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Originally the story of Kill Bin Laden was about an unsuccessful attempt to hunt Osama, but with the death of Osama, Mark Boal is now making some changes in the script. According to sources, Boal is finishing the last touch on the script. Talking about the film, Amy Pascal says, "Kathryn and Mark have an outstanding perspective on the team that was hunting the most wanted man in the world."
Kill Bin Laden is directed by Kathryn Bigelow, who will also produce the movie with Mark Boal and Annapurna Pictures principal Megan Ellison. Greg Shapiro will serve as the executive producer. The film will start rolling in this summer and will be released in 2012.