Bigelow & Boal Plan A Low Budget Black Ops Thriller To Precede Triple Frontier

Academy Award winning writing-directing team of The Hurt Locker, Mark Boal and Kathryn Bigelow have announced that their multi-stranded drama Triple Frontier will be pushed back so they can start work on a “low budget Black Ops thriller”.

It’s only early but few details have been released. It is described as:

International thriller [that] concerns blacks ops and is based on a true story that has appeared in printed form… similar in approach to The Hurt Locker which cost just over $10 million

As a result, the filming of Triple Frontier will now be pushed back to Fall 2011, with rumors suggesting that they did this in order to get schedules sorted for some big name actors. Tom Hanks is the only one yet attached, but names like Sean Penn and Javier Bardem are also being mentioned in relation to the project.

I for one don’t mind this, I am looking forward to Triple Frontier but this ‘Untitled Black Ops Thriller’ is equally as intriguing. As long as the team from The Hurt Locker are behind it I’ll be the first in line.