Kathryn Bigelow to direct screenwriter Kimi’s Netflix thriller

Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow has found her next feature with Netflix’s adaptation of screenwriter Kimi David Koepp’s novel Aurora.

Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow has found her next directing venture with Netflix’s adaptation of Dawna forthcoming novel by Kimi screenwriter David Koepp. Set in Aurora, Illinois, the story revolves around a solar storm that causes blackouts around the world and centers on a single mother, Aubrey Wheeler, as she is forced to protect her son. teenager and the rest of the neighborhood. At the same time, she also has to deal with her estranged brother, a Silicon Valley CEO, who has built a luxurious desert bunker across the country for just such a disaster.

It was reported by THR that Bigelow is set to return to the director’s chair for the adaptation of Dawn, which is currently in development at Netflix. Koepp is also ready to write the screenplay for the project. Although the book was not released until June 7, it received early praise from writers like Stephen King and Scott Frank (The Queen’s Bet). There is no information as to whether any changes will be made to the storyline of the novel in the film. However, early reports relayed that it will follow the characters coping with the crumbling social order in the face of a calamitous global power crisis.


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Bigelow made a name for himself directing movies like the 1991 action flick Breaking point and the Jeremy Renner-directed war drama The Hurt Locker, making her the first woman to win the Best Director Oscar. She also received a Best Picture nomination for 2012 Zero Tenebrous Thirty. Dawn will be his first feature film since the 2017 crime drama Detroit. As for Koepp, who just penned Steven Soderbergh’s recent pandemic thriller Kimi, the famous screenwriter is best known for penning iconic blockbusters like Jurassic Park, Mission Impossible, and Spider Man, to name a few. It’s not clear when filming Dawn will begin, but audiences can expect what looks like a dream collaboration.

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Source: THR

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