Screen Junkies » Pierre Morel http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 10 Dec 2014 06:25:43 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Taken’ Director To Film Sean Penn Killing Bad Guys In Europe http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/taken-director-to-film-sean-penn-killing-bad-guys-in-europe/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/taken-director-to-film-sean-penn-killing-bad-guys-in-europe/#comments Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:15:30 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=253174 He'll probably have to find a role for Naomi Watts too.

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Far too esteemed for Jerry Bruckheimer and not experienced enough for The Expendables, Sean Penn will have his first foray into action handled by Pierre Morel — the same guy who turned Liam Neeson into a doughy badass with Taken. In the film Prone Gunman, Penn will play a spy running around Europe and killing various bad guys after his own organization double-crosses him.

Shooting is expected to begin in the spring, so Internet sketch comedy teams have ample time to prepare their parodies starring Penn’s character from I Am Sam.

(THR)

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‘Taken’ Director Pierre Morel May As Well Direct Ouija Board Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/taken-director-pierre-morel-may-as-well-direct-ouija-board-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/taken-director-pierre-morel-may-as-well-direct-ouija-board-movie/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 "No. Seriously, do not listen to this thing. I do not have a crush on Cindy Hawkins." I, like most others, reacted poorly when it was announced that Platinum Dunes are making a movie based off Hasbro's Ouija Board. "That's dumb," I thought. "There won't even be any room to work in French martial arts." Oh, how short-sighted I was, friends. Taken director Pierre Morel is on the shortlist to direct the film. That means this will be the ass-kickingest game of Ouija ever played. All I see in my head when I think of this is a child-version of Liam Neeson breaking his older sister's fingers one by one until she admits she moved the planchette. Hopefully, he'll be able to get Neeson himself. You know, if Milton Bradley doesn't have him under retainer. (LA Times)

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"No. Seriously, do not listen to this thing. I do not have a crush on Cindy Hawkins."

I, like most others, reacted poorly when it was announced that Platinum Dunes are making a movie based off Hasbro’s Ouija Board. "That’s dumb," I thought. "There won’t even be any room to work in French martial arts." Oh, how short-sighted I was, friends.

Taken director Pierre Morel is on the shortlist to direct the film. That means this will be the ass-kickingest game of Ouija ever played. All I see in my head when I think of this is a child-version of Liam Neeson breaking his older sister’s fingers one by one until she admits she moved the planchette. Hopefully, he’ll be able to get Neeson himself. You know, if Milton Bradley doesn’t have him under retainer. (LA Times)

 

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Travolta Confuses Mannequins with People in ‘From Paris With Love’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/travolta-confuses-mannequins-with-people-in-from-paris-with-love-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/travolta-confuses-mannequins-with-people-in-from-paris-with-love-trailer/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 So many Kim Cattralls, so few bullets! Fresh off of informing you that Taken director Pierre Morel is taking over directing duties on the new Dune film, we get a second look at his most recent effort, From Paris With Love. In it, John Travolta plays one of those spy guys who breaks the rules, and doesn't play nice, and all that stuff. His father probably cracked beer bottles over his head when he was a just a little spy and now he's taking it out on a factory full of mannequins. These inconsiderate pricks never think that someone owns that factory. Oh, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers is the guy that can't believe John Travolta's character is such a rebel. If you'd like a more official synopsis: A low-ranking intelligence operative working in the office of the U.S. Ambassador in France takes on more than he bargained for when he partners with a wisecracking, fast-shooting, high-ranking U.S. agentĀ  who's been sent to Paris to stop a terrorist attack. So basically what I said. From Paris With Love starring Travolta and his off-putting new look hits theaters February 5th. Check out the trailer after the jump.

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So many Kim Cattralls, so few bullets!

Fresh off of informing you that Taken director Pierre Morel is taking over directing duties on the new Dune film, we get a second look at his most recent effort, From Paris With Love. In it, John Travolta plays one of those spy guys who breaks the rules, and doesn’t play nice, and all that stuff. His father probably cracked beer bottles over his head when he was a just a little spy and now he’s taking it out on a factory full of mannequins. These inconsiderate pricks never think that someone owns that factory. Oh, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers is the guy that can’t believe John Travolta’s character is such a rebel. If you’d like a more official synopsis:

A low-ranking intelligence operative working in the office of the U.S. Ambassador in France takes on more than he bargained for when he partners with a wisecracking, fast-shooting, high-ranking U.S. agent  who’s been sent to Paris to stop a terrorist attack.

So basically what I said.

From Paris With Love starring Travolta and his off-putting new look hits theaters February 5th. Check out the trailer after the jump.

 


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From Paris With Love http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/from-paris-with-love/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/from-paris-with-love/#comments Tue, 05 Jan 2010 18:26:00 +0000 Reza F. Director: Pierre MorelCast: John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys MeyersSynopsis: A low-ranking intelligence operative working in the office of the U.S. Ambassador in France takes on more than he bargained for when he partners with a wisecracking, fast-shooting, high-ranking U.S. agent who's been sent to Paris to stop a terrorist attack.

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Director: Pierre Morel

Cast: John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Synopsis: A low-ranking intelligence operative working in the office of the U.S. Ambassador in France takes on more than he bargained for when he partners with a wisecracking, fast-shooting, high-ranking U.S. agent who’s been sent to Paris to stop a terrorist attack.

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Pierre Morel to Direct ‘Dune’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/pierre-morel-to-direct-dune/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/pierre-morel-to-direct-dune/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Taken's Pierre Morel has been hired by Paramount to direct the upcoming adaptation of Dune. Morel, who also directed the upcoming John Travolta as Mr. Clean biopic From Paris, With Love, is looking to stay faithful to Frank Herbert's 1965 book and is in search for a writer that can help bring that to pass. This will be the third adaptation of Dune brought to the screen. And probably the first to involve parkour.Peter Berg was originally attached but left in order to adapt Milton Bradley's Battleship into a feature film about sailors fighting aliens. Uh-huh. Right. I guess Stephen Sommers was indisposed. (EW)

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Taken‘s Pierre Morel has been hired by Paramount to direct the upcoming adaptation of Dune. Morel, who also directed the upcoming John Travolta as Mr. Clean biopic From Paris, With Love, is looking to stay faithful to Frank Herbert’s 1965 book and is in search for a writer that can help bring that to pass. This will be the third adaptation of Dune brought to the screen. And probably the first to involve parkour.

Peter Berg was originally attached but left in order to adapt Milton Bradley’s Battleship into a feature film about sailor fighting aliens. Uh-huh. Right. I guess Stephen Sommers was indisposed. (EW)

 

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