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Kathryn Bigelow to Direct ‘Aurora’ for Netflix

After taking a bit of a break with the release of 2017’s Detroit, The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Oscar-winning filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow is set to direct her next feature film, Aurora, for Netflix.

The screenplay will be written by David Koepp, who recently wrote KIMI and is known for writing Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible, and Spider-Man. Koepp also wrote the book that the film is based on, which will release later this year.

Greg Shapiro and Gavin Polone will be producing, and are both respective producing partners of Bigelow and Koepp. According to THR, the story of Koepp’s book follows the event “of a solar storm that knocks out most of humanity’s power grids and focuses on the personal story of a divorced mother who must now do everything she can to protect her teenager and her estranged brother, a wealthy Silicon Valley CEO who has built a luxurious bunker in the desert for just such a disaster.”

No details for a cast, or a production date has been announced, as the deal came over the weekend, but it could likely start production next year and head for a 2024 release.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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