Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow, intended to follow up her critically acclaimed 2008 war film, "The Hurt Locker," with a film offering a glimpse into the failed December 2001 attempt to capture Osama bin Laden in Tora Bora.
But, as Bigelow told Charlie Rose and Gayle King on "CBS This Morning," "history intervened." Screenwriter Mark Boal was "about two-thirds into the screenplay when [the raid] happened," Bigelow said, referring to the successful Navy SEAL operation on the Osama bin Laden compound in Pakistan, resulting in bin Laden's death.
The script took a new turn to become the forthcoming "Zero Dark Thirty," a film about the historic raid. It has already received promising reviews and awards, and been credited for its authenticity.