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 Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Want To Be An Empire Journalist?
Find out how here
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Look At Oscar Isaac In A Most Violent Year
J. C. Chandor's Once Upon A Time In America
Teaser Trailer For Inherent Vice
Paul Thomas Anderson does Thomas Pynchon
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
TODAY
New Look At Oscar Isaac In A Most Violent Year
J. C. Chandor's Once Upon A Time In America
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Crimson Peak
16 October 2015
A Most Violent Year
23 January 2015
Exodus: Gods And Kings
26 December 2014
The Imitation Game
14 November 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Salomé
Empire Star Rating
Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Rover (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Moebius (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie
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

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Future Of Film: A Woman Will Direct Star Wars
No longer a men’s club, Hollywood is going to start opening its doors...

The Empire Podcast #130: Interviews With Rosamund Pike, Lee Child And Antoine Fuqua
The Gone Girl star, Jack Reacher author and The Equalizer director pop in for a chat

The Future Of Film: Movie Posters Will Talk To You (And Buy Your Tickets)
Movie posters will be bigger, better... and talk to you?

The 50 Greatest Voice Performances In Movies
Who has the most talented tonsils in town?

25 Movie Songs Bigger Than The Movie
The film tunes that transcend their origins...

Denzel Washington: A Viewer’s Guide
The highs and lows of The Equalizer star’s career to date

The Making Of The Lost Pilot: An Oral History
The cast and crew look back at the epic season opener…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

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 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! 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)