Pop Rocks: Lights, Camera, Osama

On the Geologic Internet Time Scale, the news of Osama bin Laden's death took place almost a century ago. We're already fondly recalling our whereabouts when we heard the fateful news (drinking beer and watching The Killing...NEVAR FORGET) and reliving the trauma of a thousand Facebook comment wars.

But none of that really matters now, because Hollywood appears ready to legitimize this momentous historical event by finally making a movie out of it:

According to a report from Deadline.com, a pair of projects planned around the story of the mission to kill bin Laden have now soared to the top of Hollywood's timeliest films list...

Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow had already been preparing for a film with the working title "Kill bin Laden," Deadline reported. Bigelow and her partner Mark Boal reportedly planned the project as a follow-up to the critically-acclaimed Best Picture Academy Award-winning "Hurt Locker."

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Peter Vonder Haar writes movie reviews for the Houston Press and the occasional book. The first three novels in the "Clarke & Clarke Mysteries" - Lucky Town, Point Blank, and Empty Sky - are out now.
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