First teaser trailer for Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty: watch now

On the hunt for Osama Bin Laden

Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow's much-anticipated follow-up to The Hurt Locker, has released a first teaser trailer, exploring the US military intelligence operation to track down and eliminate Osama Bin Laden.

The film will set out to tell the unseen story behind the assassination of the terrorist leader on 2 May 2011, when the Navy's SEAL Team Six broke into his compound and finally ended a ten year hunt for the world's most wanted man.

The first trailer is heavy on tension and fraught CIA shouting, but fairly light on actual footage. Still, it should give you some idea of what to expect from Bigelow's latest look at American military practice.

Take a look, below…

The film is scripted by The Hurt Locker's Mark Boal, and he insists that despite the sensitive material, any political leanings he might harbour have been kept firmly to himself. "There’s no political agenda in the film," he says. "Full stop. Period. A lot of people are going to be surprised when they see the film. For example, the President is not depicted in the movie. He’s just not in the movie.”

"It’s a thriller, it’s a drama, it’s a mystery, it’s historical," says Bigelow of the film. "It’s one of the great stories of our time. It traces the anatomy of the decade long hunt for the world’s most wanted man."

Starring Kyle Chandler, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong, Jessica Chastain and Mark Duplass, Zero Dark Thirty will open in the US on 19 December 2012, with a UK release date to be confirmed.

What did you make of the trailer? Tell us, below!


    • SlundNZ

      Aug 7th 2012, 8:50

      OMG! Looks awesome so far. Go Bigelow!

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    • joker16

      Aug 7th 2012, 16:07

      "Ra ra ra, America's the greatest, we can assassinate people all over the globe." - No thanks!

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    • Hadouken76

      Aug 7th 2012, 17:40

      Hmm ...the CIA train a 'freedom fighter' who subsequently becomes a terrorist, causing an atrocity that just happens to ignite and 'justifiy' a War for Iraqi oil..(sorry 'freedom'). No-one but the then V-Presidents old company is allowed to bid for restoration contracts. Bin Laden goes missing for a 7 or so years and is then magically found, killed and buried at sea. US creates an Orwellian Patriot Act that controls a fearful nation, (peppered with 'with us or against us' emotional blackmail), plus the oil rights. Golden handshakes all round. Fatcat bonuses. Job done.

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 7th 2012, 17:54

      America F......Yeah........Bed Bath and Beyond F.......Yeah.

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