Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Kathryn Bigelow directs Uma Thurman in 'Mission Zero'

In a discussion elsewhere concerning the fate of the James Bond series, Kathryn Bigelow was brought up as a more promising choice. It's not a terrible idea (I can think of a half-dozen franchises she deserves a crack at), but it would almost feel like a set-up. Bigelow might be walking into a gender-based trap. IE - every moment of the film would be scrutinized in relation to her gender. Plus, if the film's box office is a little soft (due to the audience response to Quantum of Solace), the film's relative financial disappointment may be used as 'proof that women can't do big-budget action'. Point being it's a risk that she may not feel like taking, especially if she makes history in February by winning the Best Director Oscar. Regardless, someone linked to this fantastic Italian sports-car commercial she directed in February 2007. I had never even heard of this thing, but it's kinda awesome. Enjoy.

Scott Mendelson

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