Six years since Oscar-winning filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow released her last film, 2017’s “Detroit,” the director is reportedly gearing up for her next work.
World of Reel reports that according to their sources, the film titled “Aurora” is “definitely happening” with a production start targeted for early 2024.
First reported on in 2022, “Aurora” is an adaptation of “Jurassic Park” and “Mission: Impossible” scribe David Koepp’s book for Netflix, with Koepp himself writing the script.
The story unfolds in Aurora, Illinois and follows characters who are coping with the collapse of the social order set against a catastrophic worldwide power crisis.
A mother and her teenage son fend for themselves in the wake of the massive power outage. She realises her estranged brother, a Silicon Valley CEO, has a bunker in the desert. Their reunion leads to reckonings on a global and personal scale.
Bigelow first arrived with “The Set Up” in 1978 before helming “The Loveless,” the cult vampire film “Near Dark,” the cop thriller “Blue Steel,” and then her breakout hit “Point Break’. That led to films like “Strange Days,” “K-19: The Widowmaker,” “Zero Dark Thirty” and Oscar winner “The Hurt Locker”.