Hollywood abuzz with Osama films rewrites ‘to reflect news of his death’May 3rd, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): With the whole world buzzing with news of Osama Bin Laden’s death in Pakistan, Hollywood producers and screenwriters are wasting no time to reflect the breaking news to previously green-lighted films chronicling missions to kill the world’s most wanted man.
According to a report from Deadline.com, a pair of projects planned around the story of the mission to kill bin Laden have now shot to the top of Hollywood’s timeliest films list, reports Fox News.
Oscar-winning ‘Hurt Locker’ director Kathryn Bigelow had already been preparing and beginning the casting process a few weeks ago for a film with the working title ‘Kill Bin Laden’.
But in light of President Obama’s Sunday night message to Americans announcing the death of the al Qaeda leader, the storyline will likely be changed to reflect the news.
A second project, a film adaptation of the book ‘Jawbreaker’ which was green-lighted in 2006, was also in the works with Paramount Pictures.
Several other script options have been attempted or discussed, Including one by Oliver Stone as a follow-up to his film ‘World Trade Center’ and a re-adaptation of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan character, both of which stalled (ANI)
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