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Kathryn Bigelow and her 'Hurt Locker' writer Mark Boal have been hard at work on their film about Navy Seal Team 6 - one of the many teams tasked with locating Osama Bin Laden after the 9/11 attacks. The film, which focuses on the military team's continuous search for the infamous terrorist figurehead (a search that eventually succeeded and resulted in his death), has been slated for production beginning in the late summer and given a release date of Oct 12th, 2012 by Sony, which is anxious to replicate the timely success of last year's 'The Social Network'.
Summit Entertainment has acquired the rights to the verbosely titled novel "Storming Las Vegas: How a Cuban-Born, Soviet-Trained Commando Took Down The Strip to the Tune of Five World Class Hotels, Three Armored Cars, and Millions of Dollars" and has attached director Antoine Fuqua ('Training Day', 'Brooklyn's Finest') to helm. The film - which centers around a Cuban veteran of the Soviet army and how he stratigically hits a variety of prominent casinos in Las Vegas over a 16-month period - is expected to have it's title shortened down to simply 'Storming Las Vegas'.
The Fast and the Furious' and 'xXx' director Rob Cohen is taking on a bit different material for his next film, a historical drama centered around the Korean War called '1950'. The film centers around New York journalist Marguerite Higgens, who traveled across Korea with a Marines platoon, covering the war. Cohen, excited for the project, remarked: “The Korean War has often been referred to as ‘the forgotten war’ and I think it’s time it was remembered. Telling the story of this harrowing conflict through the eyes of pioneering journalist Marguerite Higgins makes it a very different war film on every level.” Shooting is set to begin next May, with an eye towards a 2013 release.