Fact: The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty collaborators Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal are working together on a new movie about the riots that ravaged Detroit, Michigan in 1967. The Untitled Detroit Project is expected to hit cinemas next year (17) during the 50th anniversary of the riots.
Quote: "I'd love to work with Kathryn Bigelow; I'd love it if she'd do the next Thomas Crown (Affair). I'd love to step out with her. I think she's fantastic." Pierce Brosnan wants to work with Oscar winner Bigelow.
Quote: "I think of myself as a filmmaker. I long for day when there's no modifier in front of it." THE HURT LOCKER director Kathryn Bigelow is growing tired of being categorised as a 'female filmmaker'.
Quote: "I loved it from the beginning. The minute (it was) mentioned, I thought it was perfect. It's enigmatic and yet it's provocative." Kathryn Bigelow always knew her multi-award winning war movie should be called THE HURT LOCKER.
Quote: "Hollywood is ready to anoint her with the first Oscar for a female director, but Kathryn hates that because she doesn't want to be a woman director, she wants to be a director. It's all about the work for her." AVATAR filmmaker James Cameron predicts his ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow will not appreciate being labelled if she wins the Best Director Oscar for war drama THE HURT LOCKER. The former couple will battle it out for the prestigious honour when the Academy Awards are handed out on 7 March (10).
Fact: Kathryn Bigelow made history on Tuesday morning (02Feb10) when she became only the fourth woman ever to be nominated in the Best Director category at the Academy Awards. The filmmaker's war drama THE HURT LOCKER will compete for a total of nine top prizes at the upcoming Oscars.
Quote: "I think I'm in some sort of other place but it's so gratifying, so extraordinary and it's such a compliment to everyone who worked on the movie, the cast, crew, everybody. All of the films that have been nominated today are amazing so it's a great honour." Filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow can't believe her critically-acclaimed war drama THE HURT LOCKER has scored nine top nominations for the 2010 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
Quote: "I'm actually not well prepared because, frankly, I thought Kathryn was gonna get this... and she richly deserves it." Best Director winner James Cameron thought his ex-wife, Kathryn Bigelow, would claim the prize.