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Film Review: ‘The November Man’ a Stealthy Late-Summer Spy Thriller

27 August 2014 8:58 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – “The November Man” is better than its bland title and late August release date would suggest. It’s no gem, but it gets as far as it does almost solely on the strength of Pierce Brosnan’s breezy performance as an ex-cia agent called back into duty for one last job.

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Brosnan has played so many spies over his career he wears the hard-drinking-womanizing-secret-agent character like a second skin, but it’s telling that he manages to still look like he’s having a ball doing it. Here he gently tweaks his own secret agent image, and manages to infuse some of the script’s sub-James Bond one liners with a charm they wouldn’t have otherwise. For example, while interrogating a Russian suspect, he pulls out a revolver, spins the wheel and says, “we’re going to play a game, which I believe was developed in your country. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Win a $500 Bluefly Gift Card & "The November Man" Goodies!

27 August 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

toofab and Relativity are teaming up this week to give one lucky winner the opportunity to revamp their wardrobe ... on behalf of "The November Man!"Peter Devereaux aka "The November Man" (Pierce Brosnan) is an extremely dangerous and highly trained ex-cia agent, who is lured out of retirement on a very personal mission. He must protect valuable witness, Alice Fournier, (Olga Kurylenko) who could expose the truth behind a decades old conspiracy. With a screenplay by Michael Finch and Karl Gajdusek based on Bill Granger’s novel "There are No Spies" from the bestselling "The November Man" book series, this flick is the ultimate cat and mouse game set in the world of international espionage.  Check it out when it hits theaters on August 27!Now, let's get to the sweet swag:- $500 gift card to Bluefly.com- "The November Man" T-Shirt- "The November Man" Water Bottle- "The November Man" Leather Passport »

- tooFab Staff

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‘The November Man’ is all filler and no killer

27 August 2014 12:09 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The November Man

Written by Michael Finch & Karl Gajdusek

Directed by Roger Donaldson

USA, 2014

Back in February, it seemed almost unfathomable that 2014 could produce a more listless spy thriller than 3 Days to Kill.  Oh, for a return to those bygone days of innocence.  There’s a new kid on the block and he looks a lot like the guy who used to be James Bond.  Based on a popular series of ‘80’s espionage novels, The November Man feels less like an adaptation and more like the outtakes from some mediocre made-for-television movie.  It’s a Frankenstein creation of re-cycled plots and villains, pieced together with lethargic pacing and turgid action sequences.  Where are the invisible cars when you need them?

We open things with Devereaux (Brosnan) dutifully training a gifted but undisciplined protégé, Mason (Luke Bracey).  As often happens with gifted but undisciplined protégés, something goes horribly wrong and people get dead. »

- J.R. Kinnard

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The November Man Prize Pack Giveaway

26 August 2014 2:27 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Relativity’s upcoming movie, The November Man – an espionage thriller starring Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey and Olga Kurylenko, hits theaters August 27th, and to celebrate Wamg is giving away a The November Man prize pack. Hooray!

One lucky winner will receive:

a Branded t-shirt a Branded water bottle a Branded passport case a Mini Poster and a $25 Fandango Gift Card

To Enter:

1. You Must Be A U.S. Resident With A U.S. Shipping Address. No P.O. Boxes.

2. Place Your Name, A Valid Email, And Answer To The Question Below In The Comment Section Of This Post.

3. What is your favorite espionage film? 

Winners Will Be Chosen Through A Random Drawing Of Qualifying Contestants. No Purchase Necessary. Prizes Will Not Be Substituted Or Exchanged.

Code named ‘The November Man’; Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is an extremely dangerous and highly trained ex-cia agent, who is lured out of quiet retirement on a very personal mission. »

- Melissa Howland

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 40 Pairs of Passes to ‘The November Man’ With Pierce Brosnan

23 August 2014 12:50 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the highly anticipated new spy film “The November Man” starring Pierce Brosnan!

The November Man,” which opens on Aug. 27, 2014, also stars Luke Bracey, Olga Kurylenko, Eliza Taylor, Caterina Scorsone, Bill Smitrovich, Will Patton, Amila Terzimehic, Lazar Ristovski and Mediha Musliovic from director Roger Donaldson and writers Michael Finch and Karl Gajdusek.

To win your free “The November Man” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition!

Preferably, use your computer to enter rather than your smartphone. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Watch: Jimmy Fallon & Pierce Brosnan Play Nintendo's 'GoldenEye'

20 August 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

For anyone who grew up when Nintendo 64 was new and popular, the James Bond game GoldenEye is easily one of the best games from that time. Today there are still plenty of people who held on to their system and play the game with their friends. But what if you could play the game with James Bond himself? Well, that's exactly what Jimmy Fallon did on "The Tonight Show" last night when Pierce Brosnan came on the show to promote The November Man, the film hitting theaters next week and that also just had a sequel announced to be in development. So did Brosnan hold his own against Fallon at all? Watch below! Here's Pierce Brosnan playing Goldeneye with Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show" last night: The November Man is directed by Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job, Thirteen Days) and written by Michael Finch (Predators) and Karl Gajdusek (Oblivion »

- Ethan Anderton

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Win Tickets To The Advance Screening of The November Man in St. Louis

19 August 2014 10:52 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Code named ‘The November Man’; Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is an extremely dangerous and highly trained ex-cia agent, who is lured out of quiet retirement on a very personal mission. He must protect valuable witness, Alice Fournier, (Olga Kurylenko) who could expose the truth behind a decades old conspiracy. He soon discovers this assignment makes him a target of his former friend and CIA protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey). With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules and no holds barred.

With a screenplay by Michael Finch & Karl Gajdusek based on Bill Granger’s novel “There are No Spies” from the bestselling November Man book series, The November Man is the ultimate cat and mouse game set in the world of international espionage. Directed by Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job, No Way Out, Thirteen Days), the film is produced by »

- Movie Geeks

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Behind-the-Scenes Featurette for Pierce Brosnan's New Action Thriller The November Man

15 August 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

With a screenplay by Michael Finch & Karl Gajdusek based on Bill Granger's novel "There are No Spies" from his bestselling series, The November Man is the ultimate cat and mouse game set in the world of international espionage. Code named 'The November Man,' Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is an extremely dangerous and highly trained ex-cia agent, who is lured out of quiet retirement on a very personal mission. He must protect valuable witness, Alice Fournier, (Olga Kurylenko) who could expose the truth behind a decades old conspiracy. He soon discovers this assignment makes him a target of his former friend and CIA protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey). With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules and no holds barred. Directed by »

- Pietro Filipponi

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New TV Spot for the Upcoming Spy Thriller The November Man Starring Pierce Brosnan

6 August 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

With a screenplay by Michael Finch & Karl Gajdusek based on Bill Granger's novel "There are No Spies" from his bestselling series, The November Man is the ultimate cat and mouse game set in the world of international espionage. Code named 'The November Man,' Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is an extremely dangerous and highly trained ex-cia agent, who is lured out of quiet retirement on a very personal mission. He must protect valuable witness, Alice Fournier, (Olga Kurylenko) who could expose the truth behind a decades old conspiracy. He soon discovers this assignment makes him a target of his former friend and CIA protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey). With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules and no holds barred. Directed by »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Hitman: Agent 47 Image Compares Rupert Friend To The Video Game Antihero

4 August 2014 7:42 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If you weren’t already convinced that Homeland actor Rupert Friend looked the part of the bald, unnamed assassin at the heart of upcoming video game adaptation Hitman: Agent 47, here’s a new pic that directly compares the actor to his computer-generated counterpart. Thoughts?

Friend definitely looks drastically different from how he did as a different assassin, CIA operative Peter Quinn, on Homeland, but no actual footage has slipped out of Comic-Con yet from the film, so it would be wise to reserve judgment for a while.

On paper, Hitman: Agent 47 does seem like it could be an entertaining, undemanding actioner. It’s adapted from a popular video game franchise, centers on a genetically engineered assassin taking on a dangerous mission and co-stars Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Thomas Kretschmann and Ciaran Hinds. So long as the movie doesn’t fall prey to the video game adaptation trope of convoluted, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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More New Photos from 'Hitman: Agent 47'

29 July 2014 9:49 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

20th Century Fox has released some more new official photos from "Hitman: Agent 47" starring Rupert Friend, Zachary Quinto, Hannah Ware, Thomas Kretschmann, Dan Bakkedahl, Ciaran Hinds.

The film is directed by Aleksander Bach from a screenplay written by Kyle Ward, Skip Woods, and Michael Finch.

A genetically-engineered assassin created from the recombinant DNA of five of the world's most dangerous criminals. The fact that the DNA came from multiple ethnicities allows 47 to blend in to a certain degree in most places in the world, or at least not look immediately suspicious and out-of-place. His name comes from the last two digits of a bar code on the back of his head – 640509-040147. He is a tall, bald, blue-eyed, no-nonsense individual and usually wears a suit with black leather gloves and a red tie and is known to disguise himself. Engineered from conception to be the perfect killer, 47's strength, speed, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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First Look: Rupert Friend is Double Armed & Dangerous in 'Agent 47'

25 July 2014 10:14 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Later today we'll get to see some footage from 20th Century Fox's franchise sequel Hitman: Agent 47 during the studio's Comic-Con panel in Hall H. This time it's not Timothy Olyphant in the role, but rather Rupert Friend as the bald, genetically engineered assassin from the video game series of the same name. There are no story details just yet, but we do have some first look photos of Friend in action with co-star Hannah Ware as Katia van Dees. But as of now, no sign of Zachary Quinto in the film. We're not excited about the film yet, especially with a February 2015 release, but maybe some good footage can convince us. Here's the first look photos from Aleksander Bach's Hitman: Agent 47 from 20th Century Fox: Hitman: Agent 47 is directed by Aleksander Bach, making his feature directorial debut with a script from Kyle Ward »

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Rupert Friend Takes Aim In Hitman: Agent 47 Images

25 July 2014 5:57 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Video game adaptations are notoriously tricky to make – and as a result of that, they’re often quite bad. There have been a few decent entries in the action subgenre (Resident Evil comes to mind), but typically, the films are marred by subpar acting and ludicrous plotting. 2007′s Hitman, which starred Timothy Olyphant as the titular assassin, wasn’t one of the worst video game movies, to be sure, but it suffered from an overly convoluted story. It also seems like an unlikely title to make a sequel to – and yet here we are today, with Hitman: Agent 47 on the way from 20th Century Fox.

Whether the studio had good reason to revisit the stealth video game series or not remains to be seen. But early signs for Agent 47 are promising. The flick stars Rupert Friend (Showtime’s Homeland) in the title role and finds Hannah Ware (Starz’s Boss, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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New Photos from 'Hitman: Agent 47'

24 July 2014 7:37 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

20th Century Fox has released the first two official photos from "Hitman: Agent 47" starring Rupert Friend, Zachary Quinto, Hannah Ware, Thomas Kretschmann, Dan Bakkedahl, Ciaran Hinds.

The film is directed by Aleksander Bach from a screenplay written by Kyle Ward, Skip Woods, and Michael Finch.

A genetically-engineered assassin created from the recombinant DNA of five of the world's most dangerous criminals. The fact that the DNA came from multiple ethnicities allows 47 to blend in to a certain degree in most places in the world, or at least not look immediately suspicious and out-of-place. His name comes from the last two digits of a bar code on the back of his head – 640509-040147. He is a tall, bald, blue-eyed, no-nonsense individual and usually wears a suit with black leather gloves and a red tie and is known to disguise himself. Engineered from conception to be the perfect killer, 47's strength, speed, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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The first two official stills from the Hitman reboot Agent 47

24 July 2014 12:25 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The first official stills from Agent 47 have been released courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox. The film adaptation of the Square Enix video game series is a reboot of the Timothy Olyphant starring 2007 film Hitman. Agent 47 is being helmed by first-time director Aleksander Bach from a script by Kyle Ward (Machete Kills), Skip Woods (Sabotage, A Good Day To Die Hard), and Michael Finch (Predators). I caught Hitman on TV and thought it was a loud insufferable mess with some of the worst »

- Graham McMorrow

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Full Length Trailer for Pierce Brosnan's Upcoming Spy Thriller The November Man

24 July 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

With a screenplay by Michael Finch & Karl Gajdusek based on Bill Granger's novel "There are No Spies" from his bestselling series, The November Man is the ultimate cat and mouse game set in the world of international espionage. Code named 'The November Man,' Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is an extremely dangerous and highly trained ex-cia agent, who is lured out of quiet retirement on a very personal mission. He must protect valuable witness, Alice Fournier, (Olga Kurylenko) who could expose the truth behind a decades old conspiracy. He soon discovers this assignment makes him a target of his former friend and CIA protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey). With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules and no holds barred. Directed by »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Deus Ex Writer Announced for Movie Adaptation

23 July 2014 8:52 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

CBS has asked 2010s Predators screenwriter, Michael Finch, to write the movie adaptation of Deus Ex, a Square Enix game.

Based on the Deus Ex: Human Revolution, this film will focus on ex-Swat member, Adam Jensen, who undergoes robotic augmentation in an attempt to get to the bottom of a global conspiracy.

Writers Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, who worked on the script previously, are now heading up the script for Marvel’s Doctor Strange.

Michael also worked on Hitman: Agent 47 and currently working on Theorem.

Deus Ex is set to release Feb. 27, 2015.

Deus ExDeus Ex: Human RevolutionMOVIE Newsgame Newsmichael FINCHSquare EnixScott DerricksonC Robert Cargillhitman: Agent 47Theoremsdcc 2014 »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Mike Petty)

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First Official Look At Rupert Friend As Hitman: Agent 47

23 July 2014 6:30 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Hitman: Agent 47 is the second feature film based on the popular video game series. The first film, which opened in 2007 starred Timothy Olyphant and Dougray Scott. It made $100M at the worldwide box office against a meager $24M budget. The new film, is being directed by Aleksander Bach and written by Michael Finch, Kyle Ward and Skip Woods. It stars Rupert Friend, Zachary Quinto, Hannah Ware and Thomas Kretschmann. Of note: Friend replaced Paul Walker in lead after the Fast & Furious actor died in a car accident. "The story is focused a young woman named Katia van Dees who teams up with Agent 47 in order to find her father and her true ancestry. They both discover that Katia is a genetically engineered assassin just like 47. Together, they fight the Syndicate to find Katia's father." »

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Roger Donaldson’s The November Man Trailer Arrives – Stars Pierce Brosnan

23 July 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Relativity Studios has just released the new trailer for the upcoming movie, The November Man. The new espionage thriller stars Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey and Olga Kurylenko and is directed by Roger Donaldson.

Code named ‘The November Man’; Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is an extremely dangerous and highly trained ex-cia agent, who is lured out of quiet retirement on a very personal mission. He must protect valuable witness, Alice Fournier, (Olga Kurylenko) who could expose the truth behind a decades old conspiracy. He soon discovers this assignment makes him a target of his former friend and CIA protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey). With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules and no holds barred.

With a screenplay by Michael Finch & Karl Gajdusek based on Bill Granger’s novel “There are No Spies” from the bestselling November Man book series, The November Man »

- Michelle McCue

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Predators Screenwriter to Write Deus Ex Film

23 July 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

CBS Films has hired Predators screenwriter Michael Finch to write the screenplay for their big screen adaptation of the hit cyberpunk video game Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The first script was written by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill. Derrickson was supposed to direct the movie as well, but dropped out after Marvel hired him to direct Doctor Strange

Square Enix introduced the game in 2000, and the story is set in the near future, when dramatic advances in human augmentation have triggered a technological renaissance. The protagonist, an ex-swat security specialist named Adam Jensen, must embrace mechanical augments in order to unravel a global conspiracy.

Predators was an ok film with a mediocre script, but maybe Finch will be the right fit for this. The video game has a great story concept, and it has a lot of potential to make a very cool movie. I wonder who they'll bring in to replace Derrickson. »

- Joey Paur

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