Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Podcast #151: Julianne Moore, Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell
The Moore, the merrier
The Expendables Take Aim At TV
Sylvester Stallone is shepherding a spin-off show
Extended Fast & Furious 7 Clip Online
'Let's get to work...'
Allison Janney On For Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
She's joined Tim Burton's latest
Jason Blum Enters A Wilderness Of Error
Adapting the book by Errol Morris
Trailer For No Escape Breaks Out Online
Coup coup g'joob
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
YESTERDAY
New Trailer For Avengers: Age Of Ultron Smashes In
And our first (brief) look at The Vision
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Crimson Peak
16 October 2015
Bill
21 August 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)
Empire Star Rating
A Most Violent Year (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Imitation Game (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Le Jour Se Lève
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Zero Dark Thirty Teaser Trailer Lands
UPDATE: Now with extra added poster

09 August 2012  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: YouTube / Sony Pictures

submit to reddit

For her follow-up to 2009's Oscar-winning Iraq war movie The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow has moved her sights to Afghanistan for her take on the hunt for Osama Bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty – and the first teaser trailer has just arrived.

Concentrating on interrogation, redaction and a lot of map work, the teaser doesn't show all that much – even hiding its impressive cast, with Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Ehles the only identifiable faces – so moviegoers will have to wait for a full trailer to see the likes of Mark Strong and brothers-in-arms Nash and Joel Edgerton do their thing. 

As for the title, Bigelow has explained to EW that “it’s a military term for 30 minutes after midnight, and it refers also to the darkness and secrecy that cloaked the entire decade long mission.”

Bigelow's project has been a long time coming, with the Point Break director working on a movie about the hunt for Bin Laden even as the news emerged that he'd been captured and killed in May 2011. After that, writer/producer Mark Boal started again from scratch and created what's now called Zero Dark Thirty after toying with other names like Hunt and Kill Bin Laden.

Telling the as-yet unknown story of how the mission was executed, the film has been dogged by controversy since its inception, with its release date even being moved from September to December after there were claims that it might serve as part of Obama's reelection campaign.

Details on whether the very top of the US Government's involvement with the raid will be shown remains to be seen, with Boal and Bigelow remaining tight-lipped, maintaining that this is neither propaganda or just a piece of entertainment – it's an "amazing story about the triumph of will, dedication, and duty."

UPDATE: Here's a [REDACTED] poster for you too. It's definitely rather [REDACTED], not to mention [REDACTED].

Zero Dark Thirty is set for a December 19 release in the US.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

First Picture Of Day-Lewis As Lincoln
A fresh snap from Spielberg's biopic
Hugh Laurie May Be Robocop's Villain
UPDATE: He's no longer in talks

Your Comments

More cast identified -
You can clearly see Kyle Chandler and there are a few glimpses of a bearded Jason Clarke too. It certainly is a tease in the truest sense though. More

Posted by applecruncher at 16:41 on 07 August 2012 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Showrunner Beau Willimon Reveals 8 House Of Cards Secrets
On Kevin Spacey’s dog-dispatching and more…

21 Great Movie Cons
Fleece your friends with these duplicitous devices...

Empire Podcast 150: Margot Robbie
The Focus (and Wolf Of Wall Street) star from the Top Gear track...

Empire's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)