“The Hurt Locker” (” The Hurt Locker) and “to kill osama bin laden” (Zero Dark Thirty) director Kathryn Bigelow (Kathryn Bigelow) is and The Hurt Locker, screenwriter Mark Bauer (Mark Boal) again, shooting a film about 1967 black Detroit riots.
The film, which currently has no title, is scheduled to begin filming in March and start filming this summer.
The 1967 black riots in Detroit, one of the most destructive ethnic riots in American history, began when police arrested a black man at a tavern in the black people’s neighborhood early on July 23. The enforcement action has angered black people, who were sent to hurl stones and bricks at police.
Later, police reinforcements arrived and forcibly dispersed the black people, but the more the blacks got together, the more they eventually caused the mass disturbances that spread across the city. The unrest continued for five days, killing 43 people and destroying many buildings and injuring many others. The riots also spread to Illinois, north Carolina, Tennessee and Maryland.
The film is scheduled to be released in 2017 on the 50th anniversary of the unrest.