Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow has been hired by Netflix to direct her film adaptation of author David Koepp’s upcoming thriller novel “Aurora”.
Koepp, who has previously written films such as “Mission: Impossible” and “Jurassic Park”, will also write the “Aurora” script.
According to DeadlineThe book will be released on June 7 by Harper Collins.
The film “follows characters who cope with the collapse of the social order, against a catastrophic worldwide power crisis.” The plot takes place in Aurora, Illinois, where Aubrey Wheeler and her teenage son are forced to fend for themselves in the wake of a massive power outage.
Wheeler’s foreign brother, a CEO in Silicon Valley, has built a bunker in the desert in view of such an apocalyptic event, and their reunion leads to bills on a global and personal scale.
Bigelow, who became the first woman to win a 2010 Academy Award for “The Hurt Locker,” returns behind the camera for a film project after the 2017 “Detroit.”
Greg Shapiro, producer of “The Hurt Locker”, backs “Aurora” with Gavin Polone.