Saturday, May 26, 2012
Now that Kathryn Bigelow's project has been greenlighted (and slated for a theatrical release on December 19th) word from Harvey Weinstein's camp is that a second endeavour cleverly titled "Code Name: Geronimo" is being readied for a wide-screen release in October just prior to the upcoming elections (in the event Weistein springs for the rights and distrubtion to the John Stockwell helmed flick).
Although few in show-biz circles have the inside nitty-gritty on the specifics of "Geronimo" at this stage of the game, insiders are whispering that the quickie production will toss the spotlight on the big "3" who were actively involved in "bringing down" known-terrorist Osama Bin Laden (the CIA, U.S. Military brass on the hill, and the Navy Seals).
Handlers for Stockwell have acknowledged that "theirs" is an indie action-adventure,which says it all to savvy show-biz power players snickering on the sidelines.
Was "Geronimo" originally tailored for the USA Network or HBO?
More importantly, is Weinstein attempting to beat Sony (the powerhouse behind Bigelow's project which is titled "Zero Dark Thirty") to the punch, or justing paving the way for what is obviously going to be a no-holds-barred thriller that raises alot of disturbing questions about the murder of Osama Bin Laden (and the events that led up to the attack on his compound in Iraq last year).
Meanwhile, the press were in a frenzy once again this past week, when it was revealed that Bigelow (Hurt Locker) and her and handsome writer-cum-boyfriend - Mark Boal - may have been given exclusive access to the "Vault" at the Pentagon to bolster their script).
Whether an investigation turns up anything or not, one thing is certain, folks.
It's great for ticket sales, eh?
Stay posted for updates.