Screen Junkies » Mark Boal http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 11 Dec 2014 22:13:01 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Jose Padilha To RoboDirect ‘Tri-Border’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jose-padilha-to-robodirect-%e2%80%98tri-border%e2%80%99/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jose-padilha-to-robodirect-%e2%80%98tri-border%e2%80%99/#comments Thu, 26 May 2011 03:35:48 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=213696 Brazilian director Padilha (the 'Robocop' remake) is going into dangerous territory. Like, future Detroit dangerous.

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Brazilian director Jose Padilha (the Robocop remake) is going into dangerous territory. Like, future Detroit dangerous.

Padilha and writer Nick Schenk (Gran Torino) are collaborating on a film called Tri-Border, about the dangerous, crime-ridden border area between Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. The two of them are doing research there now. Hopefully they’ve got a RoboGuard or something with them. The script follows a Boston-born DEA agent who’s forced to go to Tri-Borderville, in order to track down a top drug dealer.

Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal were prepping a thriller for a year called Triple Frontier, about the same location. However, they also had a project in storage about some guy named Osama bin Laden, which for some mysterious reason has taken precedence for them now. (Hollywood Reporter)

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Sony Wants Kathryn Bigelow To Shoot Osama Bin Laden http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sony-wants-katheryn-bigelow-to-shoot-osama-bin-laden/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sony-wants-katheryn-bigelow-to-shoot-osama-bin-laden/#comments Wed, 25 May 2011 01:52:09 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=213549 Columbia Pictures has grabbed the US distribution rights for the film, to be written by 'The Hurt Locker' scribe Mark Boal. It's a regular Hurt Lockereunion.

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The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow had a project in development about hunting down Osama bin Laden, which wasn’t going anywhere fast, until something happened. Of course, you know what I’m talking about: Donald Trump asked President Obama for his birth certificate. Or rather, the thing that happened after that. The bin Laden thing.

Now Columbia Pictures has grabbed the US distribution rights for the film, to be written by The Hurt Locker‘s Mark Boal. It’s a regular Hurt Lockereunion. Sony Pictures Co-Chair Amy Pascal said the following about the sale:

“With the death of Osama bin Laden, this film could not be more relevant.”

Wait a minute… Osama bin Laden is dead? You don’t say. I guess that probably explains other competing Osama-killing movies in the works from George Clooney and Oliver Stone. (TheWrap)

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Even More Julian Assange Projects In The Works http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/even-more-julian-assange-projects-in-the-works/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/even-more-julian-assange-projects-in-the-works/#comments Thu, 03 Feb 2011 17:03:37 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=24359 Top-secret memos reveal many new Julian Assange projects in the works.

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You already knew that Julian Assange was the reigning King of Hollywood, what with his bone-white facial features and, uh, commitment to governmental and corporate transparency. But you might be unaware of the real extent of Assange’s stature in Hollywood — there is now news of another bunch of Assange-related projects, just in case you were considering forgetting watching a movie about something else at some point.

The first is a movie based on a recent New York Times Magazine article entitled “The Boy Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest” (timely!) which screenwriter Mark Boal is involved in. It isn’t known whether Boal will actually be writing the movie – this seems somewhat unlikely since he’s got those two movies with Kathryn Bigelow already, but if Assange can have 18 movies about him, why can’t Boal write 3 or 4 in a year?

The second is a movie based on the recent  book Inside Wikileaks, which was written by the Assange’s former second-in-command. It may or may not feature scenes of Julian Assange drunkenly beating his underlings with a wire coat hanger.

And finally, there is some interest in a movie based on Assange’s memoirs, which reportedly Paul Greengrass is interested in directing. I can’t wait to see the shaky footage of Assange updating his OKCupid profile. (via SlashFilm)

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Kathryn Bigelow To Squeeze In A Tiny International Thriller Before ‘Triple Frontier’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kathryn-bigelow-to-squeeze-in-a-tiny-international-thriller-before-triple-frontier/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kathryn-bigelow-to-squeeze-in-a-tiny-international-thriller-before-triple-frontier/#comments Mon, 06 Dec 2010 22:55:57 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=11141 Kathryn Bigelow will have to wait longer than planned to tactfully ask Triple Frontier's make-up stylist to apply extra powder to Tom Hanks's giant forehead. That project has encountered complications and will be pushed back to Fall 2011.

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Kathryn Bigelow will have to wait longer than planned to tactfully ask Triple Frontier‘s make-up stylist to apply extra powder to Tom Hanks‘s giant forehead. That project has encountered complications and will be pushed back to Fall 2011. Well, she ain’t just going to sit on her hands. This is Kathryn Bigelow we’re talking about here. If she wants to film an international thriller, she’s going to film a damn international thriller. So, in the meantime, up next for Bigelow is a smaller “international thriller.”

The project name hasn’t been released yet but the story is reported to be based on a true story centering around black ops. Not to be confused with Bad Boys, which centered around black cops. (Variety)

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Tom Hanks Heads for the ‘Triple Frontier’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/tom-hanks-heads-for-the-triple-frontier/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/tom-hanks-heads-for-the-triple-frontier/#comments Tue, 30 Nov 2010 13:04:57 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=9368 There are rumors that the title will be changed to Sleeping Dogs. If these rumors prove true, could we be looking at the long-awaited followup to Turner and Hooch? All signs point to yes.

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Hollywood’s nicest man is heading for a part of the world that is anything but. Tom Hanks has been cast in Triple Frontier, which takes place in one of South America’s most dangerous regions. And that really means something, considering South America has more than its fair share of dangerous regions.

The film, the follow-up from The Hurt Locker director and writer Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal, is an ensemble picture set in the notorious border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil where the Igazu and Parana rivers converge — making “la triple frontera” difficult to monitor and a haven for organized crime.

So far, Hanks is the only confirmed cast member, and I’m assuming he will play a law enforcement official. Also, there are rumors that the title will be changed to Sleeping Dogs. If these rumors prove true, could we be looking at the long-awaited followup to Turner and Hooch? We’ve got a possible cop, and the word “dogs” in the title, so all signs point to yes. (Coming Soon)

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