"Can I be honest with you? I am bad news." So begins the second theatrical trailer for "Zero Dark Thirty," Kathryn Bigelow's much-anticipated follow-up to Oscar-winning "The Hurt Locker."

This time around, of course, the topic is the hunt for Osama bin Laden. A tense new spot hit the internet on Thursday, and while it's gripping from the start, it's a final-frame glimpse at the movie's representation of the raid on bin Laden's compound that will have audiences wanting more.

Watch the trailer above. More on the controversial film -- which stars Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Jason Clarke and Chris Pratt -- is available below, excerpted from our earlier coverage:

"This is an amazing story about the triumph of will, dedication, and duty," Bigelow wrote to Anthony Breznican of Entertainment Weekly. "[It’s] about the real life heroes in the intelligence community who worked behind the scenes day and night on what was perhaps the toughest assignment of their lives. As such, it’s a story that needs to be told respectfully."

To that end, the release date of "Zero Dark Thirty" was moved from a pre-election calendar position of October to a post-election slot on Dec. 19. Not that the film hasn't already been a source of controversy: Last year, Republican congressman Peter King raised concerns over whether Bigelow and Boal had received classified information from the Obama administration.

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    In this Saturday, March 17,2012 photo, Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow walks on the set of her upcoming film about Osama bin Laden in Chandigarh, India. Bigelow and cast are in India shooting at various locations over the next few weeks, local media reports. (AP Photo) INDIA OUT

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    Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow, foreground center, stands on the set of her upcoming film about Osama bin Laden in Pinjore, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Chandigarh, India, Thursday, March 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Kapil Sethi)

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    Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow, right, sits with American producer and journalist Mark Boal on the sets of her upcoming film about Osama bin Laden in Pinjore, about 20 kilometers (13 miles) from Chandigarh, India, Thursday, March 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Kapil Sethi)

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    Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow, left, and producer and American journalist Mark Boal walk on the sets of the upcoming film about Osama bin Laden in Chandigarh, India, Saturday, March 10, 2012. Bigelow and cast are in India shooting at various locations over the next few weeks, local media reports. (AP Photo/Kapil Sethi)

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    Swedish actor Fares Fares, center, performs on the sets of Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow's upcoming film about Osama bin Laden in Chandigarh, India, Saturday, March 3, 2012. Bigelow and cast are in India shooting at various locations over the next few weeks, local media reports. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

  • Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain walks on the sets of Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow's upcoming film about Osama bin Laden in Chandigarh, India, Sunday, March 11, 2012. Bigelow and cast are in India shooting at various locations over the next few weeks, local media reports. (AP Photo/Kapil Sethi)

  • Extras wait for their scene on the sets of Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow's upcoming film about Osama bin Laden in Chandigarh, India, Saturday, March 3, 2012. Bigelow and cast are in India shooting at various locations over the next few weeks, local media reports. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

  • Activists of right-winged Hindu nationalist group Vishwa Hindu Parishad, or World Hindu Council, protest during the shoot of a film about Osama bin Laden by Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow in Chandigarh, India, Friday, March 2, 2012. The VHP activists protested against the hoisting of Pakistani flags during the shooting of the film, according to a news agency. Bigelow and cast are in India shooting at various locations over the next few weeks, local media reports. (AP Photo/Anil Dayal)

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