After the such a positive critical response to their film The Hurt Locker, director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal will reunite for another project. According to Variety, the power pair have signed on to make the film Triple Frontier for Paramount. The feature is simply described as “a high-stakes ensemble project.”
Boal will pen the screenplay based on “the notorious border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil where the Igazu and Parana rivers converge — making “la triple frontera” difficult to monitor and a haven for organized crime.” Charles Roven (who apparently works on everything) will produce the film alongside Alex Gartner and Steve Alexander via their Atlas Entertainment company. Roven is looking to begin production within the next year.
Not only will Bigelow and Boal serve as director and writer for the film, but they will also executive produce. Nice coup for the desert pair. It appears that these two are sticking to what they know, war, violence, and overall conflict. To have a major studio have that much faith in your talent must speak volumes about their work on The Hurt Locker. I have yet to see it, but I do intend to at some point. It’s currently playing in limited release.
What do you think of Katherine and Mark reuniting for Triple Frontier?