IT will be difficult to top the excitement over the circumstances surrounding that great raid conducted by the Navy SEALs in a compound in Pakistan, which led to the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. And when you have a situation that iconic and historical, it is without a doubt that there will be clamour to have Hollywood immortalize it, so to speak, through a movie. Such a movie, indeed, is in the works, and it is set to hit theatres in October 2012. The film will chronicle the hunt for, and subsequent death of, Osama bin Laden, and it will be directed by American film director Kathryn Bigeleow, whose latest work was the award-winning war drama The Hurt Locker. The Hurt Locker won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2009, and earned Bigelow the Academy Award for Best Director becoming the first woman to be recognized with the award. Bigelow is working with writer Mark Boal, who was also behind The Hurt Locker, in the film. The duo had been working on the project Kill Bin Laden at the time that Osama bin Laden was killed, and this triggered a change in the way the movie was going. US navysealsblog