"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.