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'Bond 24' Eyes Rome for Epic Car Chase

23 July 2014 3:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Even though production has been delayed on Bond 24 until December, the producers are still working to secure locations for the new 007 adventure. MI6 reports that Luciano Sovena, the new head of the Lazio Film Commission, has met with Bond 24 to secure an important shoot in Rome for an action-packed car chase.

Here's what Luciano Sovena had to say to members of the Italian press, although it's clear that nothing is finalized yet.

"I met the producers of the Bond series, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, and we discussed the project. One of the key scenes, among the most spectacular in the film, will be a car chase in Via Quattro Fontane. I'm already excited. I hope that the City streamlines the procedures for the granting of permits, it would be a shame to miss this great opportunity because of the bureaucracy."

The Via Quattro Fontane translates into The Four Fountains, »

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"Bond 24" Films Key Scene In Rome

23 July 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Lazio Film Commission President Luciano Sovena has revealed that a key sequence from the next film in the James Bond franchise is set to be shot in Rome. MI6-hq has transcribed the key quote from various Italian press sources:

"I met the producers of the Bond series, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, and we discussed the project. One of the key scenes, among the most spectacular in the film, will be a car chase in Via Quattro Fontane.

I'm already excited. I hope that the City streamlines the procedures for the granting of permits, it would be a shame to miss this great opportunity because of the bureaucracy."

Production on the new Bond film is slated to begin in December this year following a brief delay due to script re-writes.

Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw are returning for the film which will once again »

- Garth Franklin

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Bond Will Continue To Trot The Globe in Next Film

23 July 2014 8:25 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

In case you had any doubts, one tried and true James Bond movie tradition isn't going anywhere any time soon. His films will continue to take place in very international locales, and Bond 24 will be no different. MI6 is now reporting that it's sources are claiming that the film is currently scouting locations in Morocco, Austria, and Rome. Italy is no stranger to housing Bond productions, as it was a major part of the series reboot Casino Royale in 2006, then again for the pre-title sequence of Quantum of Solace.

Italy's Lazio Film Commission makes clear that this is no coincidence. They want Bond, as part of their strategy to bring in all kinds of large scale, international productions to their beautiful country. "I met the producers of the Bond series, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson," said Sovena, "and we discussed the project. One of the key scenes, among »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Why Mendes Brought Back Purvis & Wade for 'Bond 24' Polish

28 June 2014 1:04 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Turnabout is fair play, as veteran James Bond scribes Neil Purvis & Robert Wade have been reinstated to add a bit of witty repartee to the upcoming "Bond 24," according to the reliable Baz Bamigboye of UK's DailyMail. Purvis & Wade, franchise staples since Pierce Brosnan's "The World is Not Enough" (1999), turned over the screenwriting reins to John Logan for "Bond 24" after he was brought in to polish their work on "Skyfall," which, of course, become the first billion Bond in franchise history. While tag-teaming the scripting of Bond is not unusual, the return of Purvis & Wade has caused "polite turmoil," according to an exec, and will push production back on "Bond 24" from October to December, but still on course for its 2015 release (October 23 in the UK and November 6 domestically).  This obviously means that director Sam Mendes, Bond star Daniel Craig, and producers Michael Wilson and Barbara »

- Bill Desowitz

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Neal Purvis, Robert Wade Returning to Write 24th James Bond Movie

27 June 2014 1:29 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who have co-written the last five James Bond movies, are returning to work on the script for the 24th Bond film.

The British writing team has been hired to re-write John Logan’s script. The three scribes collaborated on “Skyfall” but Logan had been the only writer previously on Bond 24.

Skyfall” director Sam Mendes came on board last July for the 24th film in the franchise along with Daniel Craig as the iconic British spy. MGM, Sony and producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli announced at that point that they had locked in release dates for the yet-to-be titled film, setting the U.K. launch for Oct. 23, 2015, and U.S. for Nov. 6, 2015.

Skyfall” is the top grosser in the franchise with $1.1 billion worldwide, the best DVD/Blu-Ray seller and the all-time best performer at the U.K. box office. It also won Oscars »

- Dave McNary

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Oliver Stone bolsters whistleblower project

10 June 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Oliver Stone and Moritz Borman have added more source material to their upcoming Edward Snowden feature.

The partners have acquired films rights to the novel Time Of The Octopus, an as-yet-unpublished fictionalised story by Snowden’s Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena that appears to borrow heavily from real events.

Stone plans to use Kucherena’s novel alongside Luke Harding’s book, The Snowden Files: The Inside Story Of The World’s Most Wanted Man as he prepares the untitled Snowden feature, set to shoot before the end of the year.

Stone announced his involvement in a Snowden project last week, in what has become a rival project to Eon producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli’s Glenn Greenwald adaptation No Place To Hide.

Time Of The Octopus centres on a Us whistleblower who flees to Russia where he meets a Russian lawyer and looks back on his life.

“Anatoly has written a grand inquisitor-style Russian novel weighing »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Oliver Stone strengthens Snowden hand

10 June 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Oliver Stone and Moritz Borman have added more source material to their upcoming Edward Snowden film.

The partners have acquired films rights to the novel Time Of The Octopus, an as-yet-unpublished fictionalised story by Snowden’s Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena that appears to borrow heavily from real events.

Stone plans to use Kucherena’s novel alongside Luke Harding’s book, The Snowden Files: The Inside Story Of The World’s Most Wanted Man as he prepares the Untitled Snowden feature, set to shoot before the end of the year.

Stone announced his involvement in a Snowden project last week, in what has become a rival project to Eon producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli’s Glenn Greenwald adaptation No Place To Hide.

Time Of The Octopus centres on a Us whistleblower who flees to Russia where he meets a Russian lawyer and looks back on his life.

“Anatoly has written a grand inquisitor-style Russian novel weighing »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Oliver Stone Options Novel by Edward Snowden's Lawyer for New Biopic

10 June 2014 9:51 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Oliver Stone has acquired the rights to the novel Time of the Octopus, written by Edward Snowden's Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena to use as source material for his planned biopic we first reported on last week.

The novel appears to be a fictionalized version of the lawyer's experience with Edward Snowden, with the story centering on a Russian lawyer and an American whistleblower as he waits for the Russian government to consider his request for asylum. Deadline suggests that the book deal may be the closest thing that Oliver Stone and producer Moritz Borman can get to Edward Snowden's life rights.

Our original report from last week revealed that Oliver Stone acquired The Snowden Files: The Inside Story Of The World's Most Wanted Man, a new book from The Guardian journalist Luke Harding for the currently-untitled biopic. Oliver Stone plans on using both The Snowden Files and Time of the Octopus, »

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Oliver Stone to direct Snowden Files

2 June 2014 1:33 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The controversial filmmaker renowned for his fiercely intelligent accounts of Us history has come on board to direct the tale of Nsa whistleblower Edward Snowden in what will be a race to the screen with rival project No Place To Hide.

According to a report on The Guardian, the project is being assembled as a European co-production and will commence shooting towards the end of the year.

The screenplay is based on Guardian journalist Luke Harding’s book The Snowden Files: The Inside Story Of The World’s Most Wanted Man, chronicling the former Nsa contractor’s leaking of documents.

The Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald broke the story of government surveillance in June 2013 and is at the centre of No Place To Hide, which James Bond producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are adapting from Greenwald’s book of the same name.

Stone’s regular producer Moritz Borman is on board The Snowden Files and it is understood »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Oliver Stone to direct The Snowden Files

2 June 2014 1:33 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The controversial filmmaker renowned for his fiercely intelligent accounts of Us history has come on board to direct the tale of Nsa whistleblower Edward Snowden in what will be a race to the screen with rival project No Place To Hide.

According to a report on The Guardian, the project is being assembled as a European co-production and will commence shooting towards the end of the year.

The screenplay is based on Guardian journalist Luke Harding’s book The Snowden Files: The Inside Story Of The World’s Most Wanted Man, chronicling the former Nsa contractor’s leaking of documents.

The Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald broke the story of government surveillance in June 2013 and is at the centre of No Place To Hide, which James Bond producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are adapting from Greenwald’s book of the same name.

Stone’s regular producer Moritz Borman is on board The Snowden Files and it is understood »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Oliver Stone to Direct Biopic on Nsa Whistleblower Edward Snowden

2 June 2014 11:03 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Oliver Stone has signed on to make yet another controversial biopic, with his new project centering on the Nsa whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The movie will focus on Edward Snowden's experiences as a contractor for the CIA, who leaked thousands of classified documents to Glenn Greenwald, a former columnist for the U.K. publication The Guardian, back in June 2013. The documents shed new light on the massive government surveillance techniques used on the American people under Barack Obama's administration. Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum in Russia, although if he ever returns to the United States, he faces a 30-year prison sentence.

The project will be adapted from The Guardian journalist Luke Harding's book The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man, which was published in February. The book charts Snowden's political awakening, who found his libertarian views at odds with the government's surveillance program. »

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Oliver Stone to Direct Edward Snowden Biopic

2 June 2014 11:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ready to reveal the 'untold' truth once again, Oscar-winner Oliver Stone is set to write and direct Sony films' Edward Snowden biopic. Adapted from Luke Harden's "The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man," the film will reportedly begin production late this year, according to a story from The Guardian. Backed up by long-serving producer Moritz Borman, Stone plans to throw down the gauntlet, aiming to beat James Bond producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli's rival project "No Place To Hide" by Glenn Greenwald to the market.This will be Stone's first film since his 2012 crime thriller "Savages," that was met with mixed reviews. This time around though, one feels he will be in more comfortable territory. This isn't Stone's first foray into the hard-hitting world of politics. Previously he directed "Nixon," "JFK" and "W.," as well as documentaries on Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez. »

- Oliver MacMahon

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Of Course Oliver Stone is Going to Direct an Edward Snowden Film

2 June 2014 10:50 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

We just recently heard that Sony Pictures was developing a film about notorious Nsa whistleblower Edward Snowden with James Bond franchise producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli behind the project. But because this is Hollywood, there has to be a competing project about the same subject material. The Guardian has word from JFK, Nixon and Platoon director Oliver Stone himself that he's attached to direct an adaptation of The Snowden Files, the book by Luke Harding, who is also a reporter for The Guardian. Already hyping the film, Stone remarked, "This is one of the greatest stories of our time." Undoubtedly, this is a headline grabbing story all over again, especially after Snowden's recent interview with Brian Williams. It's tough to say which project will be more reputable or probing. Yes, The Guardian was integral in shining a light on what Snowden was trying to expose about the surveillance »

- Ethan Anderton

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Oliver Stone Plans An Edward Snowden Film

2 June 2014 10:04 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"JFK" and "Platoon" director Oliver Stone is reportedly set to helm a feature film adaptation of Luke Harding's "The Snowden Files".

Speaking with The Guardian, whom will be consulting on the story, Stone says: "This is one of the greatest stories of our time, a real challenge. I'm glad to have the Guardian working with us."

Harding was a journalist at the British paper which was involved in the early revelations of the material Edward Snowden smuggled out of the Nsa. Said material exposed the mass government surveillance that was being conducted on U.S. citizens.

Conceived as a European co-production, Moritz Borman will produce the film which is due to start shooting before the end of the year.

The movie is also in competition with a rival Snowden film, "No Place to Hide," which James Bond series producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are overseeing. »

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Sony Taps James Bond Producers To Adapt Edward Snowden Memoir

15 May 2014 7:40 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have been two of the driving forces behind the James Bond franchise since 1979 and 1987, respectively. Both have several decades of experience with fostering the adventures of everyone's favorite 00 agent through changes in political and social climates, and so far they've done a pretty good job of it. So it's only natural that both producers are looking to expand into the realm of true-life espionage, and Sony has acquired the project that will serve as their entry into the non-fictional narrative. Deadline reports that the rights to the recently published memoir No Place To Hide have been secured by Sony Pictures, with Wilson and Broccoli set to produce. The memoir, written by reporter Glenn Greenwald, tells the story of Mr. Greenwald's partnership with Nsa contractor turned activist Edward Snowden. Together, they would report the extent of the intelligence gathering the Nsa was engaged in, both »

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Edward Snowden Movie Coming From Bond Producers

14 May 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

James Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are moving from fictional spy adventures to real ones. The duo are set to produce a new movie for Sony about Nsa whistleblower Edward Snowden, based on Glenn Greenwald‘s upcoming tome No Place To Hide: Edward Snowden, The Nsa, And The U.S. Surveillance State. Get all the […]

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- Angie Han

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Sony Announces 'Edward Snowden' Movie with 'James Bond' Producers

14 May 2014 12:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that it optioned the film rights to No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the Nsa, and the U.S. Surveillance State, the new book by Glenn Greenwald, whose reporting on the revelations contained in Snowden's top-secret Nsa documents won the Pulitzer Prize for The Guardian newspaper. Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of Eon Productions will produce the film.

Glenn Greenwald 's highly-anticipated book examines the journalist's personal involvement in working with Snowden to break numerous stories about the U.S. government's intelligence gathering operations. The book is both a thrilling personal narrative of the events as they unfolded, and an important historical reflection on the broader implications of the Nsa's activities.

Commenting on the announcement, Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures, said,

"Edward Snowden's explosive revelations have raised important questions about the role of government in protecting its citizens and the balance between national security and personal freedom. »

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James Bond Producers Developing an Edward Snowden Film at Sony

14 May 2014 12:29 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are responsible for the film franchise featuring the world's most famous secret agent, James Bond, but now they're setting their sights on some real-life espionage. Sony Pictures has revealed development of a feature film focusing on the actions of former CIA and Nsa employee Edward Snowden, the man responsible for linking classified documents to the media that revealed the government's potentially overbearing and intrusive intelligence-gathering operations, particularly at the Nsa. Snowden now finds himself exiled in Russia after being charged with espionage. News of Snowden's actions and the leaked documents was first reported by The Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, and they landed the journalist a Pulitzer Prize and a book deal for No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the Nsa, and the U.S. Surveillance State. It's that book, which just hit shelves yesterday, which has been optioned by Sony Pictures for »

- Ethan Anderton

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Sony Pictures Entertainment Options Glenn Greenwald’s Book On Edward Snowden

14 May 2014 12:17 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that it optioned the film rights to No Place To Hide: Edward Snowden, the Nsa, and the U.S. Surveillance State, the new book by Glenn Greenwald, whose reporting on the revelations contained in Snowden’s top-secret Nsa documents won the Pulitzer Prize for The Guardian newspaper.  

Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of Eon Productions will produce the film.

Greenwald’s highly-anticipated book examines the journalist’s personal involvement in working with Snowden to break numerous stories about the U.S. government’s intelligence gathering operations.  The book is both a thrilling personal narrative of the events as they unfolded, and an important historical reflection on the broader implications of the Nsa’s activities.

Commenting on the announcement, Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures, said, “Edward Snowden’s explosive revelations have raised important questions about the role of government in protecting its citizens »

- Michelle McCue

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James Bond producers to make Edward Snowden political thriller

14 May 2014 11:47 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Edward Snowden, one of the most talked-about figures in the news over the last few years, is headed to the big screen.  Sony has picked up the film rights to Glenn Greenwald's new book "No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the Nsa, and the U.S. Surveillance State," with plans to turn it into a big screen  political thriller.  The James Bond production team of Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli will produce the politically themed drama said to be in line with Sony's other recent ripped-from-the-headlines dramas like "The Social Network" and "Captain Phillips." A onetime Nsa contractor, Snowden was forced to flee the U.S. after initiating that biggest government leak in U.S. history and sparking an ongoing debate about the role of government surveillance. There has been no word on who will play Snowden or who will write and direct the film, but Sony »

- Dave Lewis

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