Production begins on Kathryn Bigelow’s first project for six years

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The director of Point Break and Detroit – Kathryn Bigelow – has returned to helm a mystery new project titled Smuggler. 

Well this is welcome news, should it prove to be true. Which is a great start to a news story, sure you’re agree.

Following 2017’s Detroit, Kathryn Bigelow seemed to step away from filmmaking and we haven’t heard too much from her in the years since. Unlike some filmmakers of her status (remember that she was the first female director to win an Academy Award for 2010’s The Hurt Locker,) her IMDb page isn’t full of potential projects that she’s involved with in some way. As it currently stands, there are just two announced projects: Aurora, and a movie based on the real-life drama surrounding Bowe Berghdahl, the US soldier accused of desertion.

We’d be really keen to see either of these projects make it into production but curiously, it looks like Bigelow has returned to directing with another project titled Smuggler, at least according to World of Reel.

The outlet picked up the story from an seemingly-deleted Instagram post from the project’s cinematographer Arseni Khachatura, who has previously shot Bones And All among other projects.

We going to try and sit on our excitement for this one, simply because there seem to be no details at all on the project to confirm Bigelow’s return to directing nor regarding Smuggler. We’re not even convinced that this couldn’t be a short, an advert or some other project, especially given that a little digging shows that Khachatura is connected to a media company also named Smuggler.

We are hoping though that it does mark the Strange Days director’s return to filmmaking. Whilst some of her films have courted controversy over the years, they’re original and impactful and whether her next project is the mysterious Smuggler or Aurora which was announced last year, we’re hoping to find more out soon.

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