I remember the day vividly. It began with me being awoken by an alert from the Mike Tyson Punch Out iPhone app, informing me of the news. That's where we are as a civilisation: Video games on our mobile phones are delivering breaking news to us.
Later that day the story was all anyone could talk about - a mix of relief and concern - and on discussing Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's advance knowledge of the incident (the wrestler-turned-actor teased the reveal on his Twitter account, hours before the press conference) my friends and I decided to celebrate by watching Fast Five.
It was a good day for freedom.
A story this huge and this inherently thrilling could not go long before getting te Hollywood treatment - but little over a year later the film has been made and has a trailer. Information moves faster than ever in this day and age.
The film features an all-star car, including Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Mark Strong, Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke, Scott Adkins, Jennifer Ehle, Chris Pratt, Édgar Ramirez, Frank Grillo, Mark Duplass and Ricky Sekhon
Backed up by Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal, the Oscar-winning talent responsible for The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty has the makings of a major awards season contender (and probable crowd-pleaser, because who wouldn't want to see Bin Laden take one in the dome?).
The trailer is pretty tight and builds up a nice head of steam, even if it is predominantly aerial maps and voice overs, recalling a mission briefing scene from a Call of Duty game. Hopefully the result is better than that wet-brained game franchise.
EW also premiered a series of new stills from the movie.
Zero Dark Thirty will kill Bin Laden in US cinemas this Christmas (diplomatically skipping over the Presidential elections) and in UK cinemas on 25th January.