Netflix Scraps Kathryn Bigelow Movie ‘Aurora’

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Netflix Scraps Kathryn Bigelow Movie Aurora

Picture: Getty Images / David Koepp

It was meant to be Kathryn Bigelow’s huge film following the 2017 film Detroit however a brand new report means that the thriller Aurora is now not shifting ahead at Netflix.

Based on the 2022 novel by David Koepp, the movie was set to comply with a divorced mom who was doing all the pieces she may to guard her teenager and her estranged brother, a rich Silicon Valley CEO who has constructed an expensive bunker within the desert following a photo voltaic storm hitting the Earth inflicting an entire and whole blackout.

The film was first introduced by The Hollywood Reporter (and shortly confirmed by Netflix quickly after) with Koepp, connected to write down the undertaking.

As talked about, this may’ve served as the primary directing roll in no less than seven years for the director behind Detroit and The Hurt Locker. This would’ve been her first main Netflix undertaking though she was an govt producer on Netflix’s 2019 film Triple Frontier.

Andrew Norman was the chief driving the film at Netflix and can be overseeing the Rebel Moon movies from Zack Snyder, ATLAS starring Jennifer Lopez, and can be connected to the Bioshock and Gears of Wars diversifications plus the unannounced adaptation of The Themis Files with Amblin Entertainment.

The final we heard in regards to the manufacturing was again in November 2023, when ProductionWeekly included the title in difficulty 1374, stating that manufacturing was as a result of get underway in “early 2024.” One supply additionally put the finances of the film at north of $100M.

The undertaking’s cancellation comes through The New York Times (paywalled), which, together with many different retailers, has been profiling Netflix’s future within the film area.

The information comes only a week after reporting surrounding Netflix’s restructuring of its movie division and Dan Lin beginning his job as “Chairman of Netflix Film” taking on from Scott Stuber.

The Times report discusses Netflix’s priorities shifting ahead, with the consensus among the many sources they spoke to is that they’re gunning for viewers pleasers and large hits quite than auteur-driven films.

Per the report relating to Aurora, they are saying:

“It is also no longer moving forward with a film by Kathryn Bigelow based on David Koepp’s apocalyptic novel “Aurora”; the director left the undertaking a couple of months in the past.”

The undertaking is the newest high-profile Netflix film that was scrapped earlier than manufacturing obtained underway, with many different films introduced over the previous few years which might be thought of inactive. Paris Paramount, a brand new film by director Nancy Meyers, was a high-profile film that was canceled earlier than manufacturing began final 12 months. Average Height, Average Build from director Adam McKay was equally placed on everlasting maintain.


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