The Hurt Locker is an upcoming award winning war movie directed by Kathryn Bigelow. The story is based on recently declassified information about an elite Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team in present day Iraq. It also incorporates observations from journalist/screenwriter Mark Boal, who was embedded with troops. The film was filmed in Jordan, so you feel like it was done in the heat of Irak.
The Hurt Locker is starring Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce and Ralph Fiennes. Summit Entertainment should release the Hurt Locker movie in Spring of 2009.
Here below the first movie trailer of the Hurt Locker:
THE HURT LOCKER
From the director of Point Break
“In Iraq, an elite Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit is forced to play a dangerous game of cat and mouse in the chaos of war in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb. Staff Sergeant William James (Jeremy Renner), the leader of the EOD team, has to deal not only with defusing bombs in the backdrop of a war but also with the psychological and emotional strain that it inflicts.”
– Jeremy Renner as Staff Sergeant William James
– Anthony Mackie as Sergeant JT Sanborn
– Brian Geraghty as Specialist Owen Eldridge
– Guy Pearce as Sergeant Matt Thompson
– Ralph Fiennes as Contractor Team Leader
– David Morse as Colonel Reed
It looks like an awesome movie, even if some scenes are exaggerated.
Movies depicting the war in Iraq are like a necessary catharsis that help to better understand what happened over there.