As we celebrate Jane Campion ‘s Oscar, it’s only right that we don’t overlook the first female winner of the Best Director statuette : Kathryn Bigelow. She has been the director since 2017, when she premiered ‘In Detroit,’ dedicating herself to production work, but this year she will finally get back behind the cameras to direct ‘Aurora.’
‘Aurora’ will be a movie for Netflix based on the original novel by David Koepp, whose name may sound familiar to you for being the screenwriter of some almost unknown films: ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Mission Impossible,’ ‘Spider-man,’ ‘The war of the worlds’ or, recently, ‘Kimi’ on HBO Max. The novel has not yet gone on sale (it will be on June 7 in the United States), but whoever has been able to read it has already put it through the roof.
Stephen King has said that it is ” Impossible to stop reading , “and Scott Frank (the creator of ‘Queen’s Gambit’ ) has climbed a bit on the vine stating, “There is a reason that David Koepp is the most successful screenwriter of history . ‘Aurora’ is one of his best works: it’s scary, funny, and makes you think.”
The novel, which is about the collapse of society , will follow a woman, Aubrey Wheeler, who is under a worldwide blackout has to protect her neighborhood while dealing with her rebellious son, her Silicon Valley CEO brother (who is building a bunker in the other end of the country) and her criminal ex-husband. Koepp himself will adapt the film, so hopefully, it will be as faithful as possible.
The collapse of society after a global crisis? Wow, where will they get these stories in Hollywood? We will still have to wait a long time to see ‘Aurora’ on Netflix, but the return of Kathryn Bigelow is always good news.