Kathryn Bigelow is something of a big deal. For a start, in the decades of the 80s and 90s that basically defined modern action movies, she directed Point Break. The 1991 classic remains exceptional and holds up to this day. Bigelow also seems to work sparingly. Her filmography is surprisingly sparse. After arriving on the scene with The Set Up in 1978, she would o on to direct The Loveless, vampire classic Near Dark, and Blue Steel among others before Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker made her a critical and awards darling.




Her last feature was Detroit, six years ago. It appears Bigelow is working again. Cinematographer Arseni Khachaturan shared a photo of a clapperboard with Bigelow’s name as the director via Instagram stories. The story was then hurriedly deleted but the outlet World of Reel picked up on it. So now internet sleuths are trying to figure out just what she’s working on.

The clapperboard in the post listed “Scene 110” which would seem to mean it can’t be an ad or a short. However, the production was listed as “Smuggler” which is the name of the commercial production company that represents her when she makes advertisements. The two things do not gel.

If Bigelow is directing and Khachaturan is serving as director of photography then whatever it is must be suitably high profile. A year ago it was announced that Bigelow would direct an adaptation of David Koepp’s book Aurora for Netflix. The Jurassic Park and Carlito’s Way screenwriter was to adapt his own work to create the script. There have been no updates since the announcement.

Khachaturan’s credits include the movie Bones and All, and the currently airing HBO series The Idol.

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