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Pierce Brosnan Getting Back Into The Spy Game In ‘November Man’

12 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It  might be argued Pierce Brosnan has had his fair share of Spy thrillers in his time, however on August 27 (Us) Brosnan will be seen jumping back into the spy game when November Man hits the cinemas.

Brosnan starred as the well-known and much loved spy James Bond for four films, the last one (Die Another Day) being released in 2002. Even though Brosnan isn’t taking on the role of Bond anymore, it should be pretty fun seeing Brosnan in the role of a spy once again.

The spy thriller film is based on Bill Granger’s novel There Are No Spies which was published in 1987. The film itself is focused around an ex-cia agent who is willing to go jump back into the spy game for a personal mission. Peter Devereaux, Brosnan’s character, will find himself facing his former pupil in a mission involving high level CIA agents and the Russian president-elect. »

- Henry Nash

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Pierce Brosnan Spy Thriller ‘November Man’ Dated for Aug. 27

10 April 2014 3:36 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Relativity Media has set “November Man,” which stars Pierce Brosnan as a former spy, for an Aug. 27 release in the U.S.

Relativity has also decided to move back Natalie Portman’s “Jane Got a Gun,” which had been set for Aug. 29. The studio has not set a new date.

Brosnan starred as the iconic spy in four James Bond films, the last of which, “Die Another Day,” was released in 2002.

November Man” centers on an ex-cia operative who is brought back on a personal mission. He finds himself pitted against his former pupil in an operation involving high-level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.

Roger Donaldson directed “November Man,” which is produced by Brosnan’s Irish DreamTime and Das Films, in association with the Solution Entertainment Group, Merced Media Partners and Palmstar Media Capital.

The script was adapted from Bill Granger’s novel “There Are No Spies.” Producers are »

- Dave McNary

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'Kick-Ass 2' Director to Rewrite, Possibly Direct 'Masters of the Universe'

10 April 2014 11:47 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ever since Jon M. Chu dropped out of directing Masters of the Universe back in October, Universal Pictures has been looking for the right filmmaker to take his place, with a number of directors reportedly in contention. Today, we have word that Jeff Wadlow, who wrote and directed Kick-Ass 2, has signed on to rewrite the script and possibly direct.

The filmmaker was mentioned in February as one of the many contenders for this coveted job, including Mike Cahill (Another Earth), Harald Zwart (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones) and Chris McKay, who served as the editor of The Lego Movie but has never directed a feature before.

Jeff Wadlow's deal is only to write the script at this time, he could still end up directing the feature. While many are wondering who will direct Masters of the Universe, sources claim that the story is still far from ready, »

- MovieWeb

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Pierce Brosnan Back in Action as Relativity Acquires 'November Man'

3 April 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Relativity has acquired the U.S. distribution rights for "November Man," directed by Roger Donaldson and starring Brosnan, Olga Kurylenko, and Luke Bracey. Donaldson has a good working relationship with Relativity, as they distributed his 2008 Jason Statham-led hit "The Bank Job." Also interesting about this pairing is the fact that the cast includes an ex-Bond and ex-Bond Girl.  The thriller is adapted from the Bill Granger novel, "There Are No Spies," in which a former CIA operative, who gets back into the game for a personal mission, finds himself pitted against his former protege in a plot that involves high-level CIA officials, and the Russian President-elect. Relativity has committed to a wide release sometime later this year. Written by Michael Finch and Karl Gajdusek, the film is produced by Brosnan's Irish DreamTime and Sriram Das of Das Films, in association with The Solution Entertainment Group, Merced Media Partners, and Palmstar Media Capital. »

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Pierce Brosnan’s Spy Thriller ‘November Man’ Gets U.S. Distribution

2 April 2014 9:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Relativity Media has acquired U.S. distribution rights to “November Man,” starring Pierce Brosnan as a former spy.

Brosnan appeared in four James Bond films as the iconic spy, the last coming in 2002 with “Die Another Day.”

Brosnan’s production company Irish DreamTime announced “November Man”  in 2012 year at Cannes as the launch title in a multipicture financing and distribution deal with The Solution.

November Man” centers on an ex-cia operative who is brought back in on a personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in an operation involving high-level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.

Roger Donaldson directed “November Man,” produced by Brosnan’s Irish DreamTime and Das Films, in association with The Solution Entertainment Group, Merced Media Partners and Palmstar Media Capital.

The script was adapted from Bill Granger’s novel “There Are No Spies.” Producers are  Brosnan’s longtime partner Beau St. Clair and Sriram Das. »

- Dave McNary

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Relativity Acquires ‘November Man’ As Pierce Brosnan Gets Back In Spy Mode

2 April 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Relativity has acquired U.S. distribution rights to November Man, the Roger Donaldson-directed spy-thriller that stars Pierce Brosnan, Olga Kurylenko and Luke Bracey. It marks the second project for Relativity with Donaldson, who helmed the 2008 hit The Bank Job. Relativity has committed to a wide release later this year. The film is produced by Brosnan’s Irish DreamTime and Das Films, in association with The Solution Entertainment Group, Merced Media Partners and Palmstar Media Capital. The thriller is an adaptation of the Bill Granger novel There Are No Spies, in which a former CIA operative who is brought back in on a very personal mission finds himself pitted against his former protégé in a deadly game involving high-level CIA officials and the Russian President-elect. The film is produced by Brosnan’s longtime partner Beau St. Clair and Sriram Das. Michael Finch & Karl Gajdusek wrote the script. Relativity president »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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Ciaran Hinds Set For Agent 47

16 March 2014 9:29 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

He’s played his share of good guys, but usually when you see Ciarán Hinds’ name on the casting list for a film, your mind jumps to thinking of him as the villain of the piece. We’ll have to wait and see which side of the good/bad divide he falls when he joins the team shooting Agent 47.Planned as more of a sequel than a reboot to the 2007 Hitman video-game adaptation, the new movie already has Rupert Friend busy playing the bald, tattooed assassin who takes on a super-soldier conspiracy driven by Zachary Quinto and Thomas Kretschmann. The Hollywood Reporter’s spies couldn’t find out exactly who Hinds is set to play, though they have learned that he’ll be a scientist who fits into a pivotal part of the plot.Aleksander Bach is making his feature directorial debut with the film, working from a script by Skip Woods, »

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'Agent 47' Adds Ciaran Hinds

14 March 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ciar&#225n Hinds has signed on for an unspecified role in Fox International's reboot Agent 47. While the details about his role are being kept under wraps, his character is involved in a pivotal event centering on a scientist.

Rupert Friend is starring as the title character, a mysterious assassin who has a barcode tattooed to the back of his head. Thomas Kretschmann is portraying the villainous LeClerq, who runs Syndicate International, a company striving to create an army of indestructible assassins. Zachary Quinto is portraying another villain, with Hannah Ware starring as the female lead.

Aleksander Bach is directing from a script by Skip Woods and Michael Finch. Skip Woods also wrote the original 2007 video game adaptation Hitman, based on the same Square Enix video game series this reboot is adapted from. The game has sold over 20 million units worldwide since its debut. Production is currently under way in Berlin. »

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Thomas Kretschmann Lands Villainous Role In Hitman Reboot Agent 47

10 March 2014 1:57 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Video-game adaptations are a dime a dozen, but it’s rare that any of them are worth even a cursory glance. The Resident Evil franchise, BloodRayne and Silent Hill are just a few of many that have fallen completely flat in their attempts to replicate the thrills of their source material on the big screen. However, based on casting alone, 20th Century Fox’s upcoming Hitman remake Agent 47 may actually be worth checking out.

With Homeland actor Rupert Friend stepping into the title role (replacing the late Paul Walker), and Zachary Quinto set to play the main villain, Agent 47 already has more going for it than most video-game adaptations. Now, it looks like the film will boast more than one baddie, with news that Thomas Kretschmann has signed on to play Le Clerq, the chairman of an nefarious organization called Syndicate International, which schemes to build its own army of assassins. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Thomas Kretschmann Set to Play Villain in ‘Agent 47′

6 March 2014 4:14 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Thomas Kretschmann, who plays Baron Wolfgang von Strucker in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, and currently on IMAX screens in the Russian movie Stalingrad, has signed on to play another high-profile villain in Fox’s Hitman video game adaptation Agent 47.

Kretschmann will play Le Clerq, the chairman of an organization called Syndicate International, which is set on creating an army of unstoppable agent, in the film. I actually wanted to see him play Albino, since I’m a big fan of the game myself.

Rupert Friend is playing the title character in the movie, which was to have been a Paul Walker. The film was scripted by A Good Day To Die Hard‘s Skip Woods and Michael Finch, and is being helmed by commercial director Aleksander Bach.

Agent 47 is currently shooting in Berlin which also stars Zachary Quinto and Hannah Ware. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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'Agent 47' Gets 'Avengers 2' Actor Thomas Kretschmann as the Villain

6 March 2014 3:36 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

German actor Thomas Kretschmann, who is playing Baron Von Strucker in next year's Avengers: Age of Ultron, has signed on for the villain role in Agent 47, a reboot of 20th Century Fox's Hitman video game adaptation.

Rupert Friend stars as the title character, a deadly assassin with a barcode tattooed on the back of his bald head, with Zachary Quinto and Hannah Ware co-starring in unspecified roles. Thomas Kretschmann is portraying LeClerq, the chairman of Syndicate International, an organization which is striving to create an army of unstoppable agents.

Paul Walker had initially been attached to play the lead before he tragically passed away in November.

Aleksander Bach is directing from a screenplay by original Hitman writer Skip Woods and Michael Finch (Predators), with Charles Gordon, Alex Young and Adrian Askarieh producing. The reboot is based on the Square Enix video game, which has sold more than 20 million units worldwide. »

- MovieWeb

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'Masters of the Universe' Director Shortlist Revealed

26 February 2014 3:23 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Variety reporter Justin Kroll revealed on his Twitter account today that filmmakers Mike Cahill (Another Earth) and Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) are on the short list to direct Masters of the Universe for Universal Pictures, with a final decision said to come as early as next week.

Btw, Mike Cahill and Jeff Wadlow are on the short list for Masters Of The Universe

Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) February 26, 2014

No decisions on that but one should be coming in the next week #stopteasingyourscoops

Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) February 26, 2014

Another report from The Wrap adds that Chris McKay, who served as the editor of The Lego Movie, and Harald Zwart (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones) are also in contention for the directing gig. Despite never having directed a feature, Chris McKay is said to have the most momentum at this time.

We reported in January that Rian Johnson (Looper), Joe Cornish (Attack the Block »

- MovieWeb

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First photo of Rupert Friend suited up as 'Agent 47' released

23 February 2014 2:50 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Feast your eyes on the first image of "Homeland" actor Rupert Friend as the title character in "Agent 47". IGN scored the above image from a source on the European set, where the Fox International film is shooting. Friend stepped in to replace Paul Walker after the actor’s untimely death. Timothy Olyphant played the character in 2007′s "Hitman", which takes its name directly from the Io Interactive video game franchise. Earlier this month, Zachary Quinto signed on to play a part in the film, which is directed by Aleksander Bach based on a script by Skip Woods and Michael Finch. The film doesn’t have a set release date. »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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First Look at Rupert Friend in Agent 47

19 February 2014 7:31 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With filming set to begin in Berlin next week on director Aleksander Bach’s Agent 47, 20th Century Fox has gotten a jump on the paparazzi by released the first image of Rupert Friend in character.  As we previously reported, Paul Walker was set to play the genetically engineered and cloned assassin who sports a bald head and a barcode, but with his untimely passing, Friend stepped in to play the role.  I'm a big fan of his work on Homeland and think he's going to be great in the part.  While not much is known about the Hitman reboot (the first film starred Timothy Olyphant), we do know it follows Agent 47 in his task to protect a waitress targeted by a group known as the Syndicate. Agent 47 also stars Zachary Quinto and Hannah WareKyle Ward, Skip Woods, and Michael Finch wrote the script and it's being produced by Chuck Gordon, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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First Look at Rupert Friend in New 'Hitman' Movie

19 February 2014 6:41 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

A new movie based on the Square Enix video game "Hitman" has gone into production, this one titled Agent 47 with Rupert Friend ("Homeland") stepping in as the bald assassin for commercials director Aleksander Bach with a script from Skip Woods (A Good Day to Die Hard), Michael Finch (Predators) and Kyle Ward (Machete Kills). Yeah, they didn't exactly break the bank to put this one together. Zachary Quinto and Hannah Ware (Shame) co-star and as of right now there isn't a plot synopsis available or even a planned release date, though 2015 seems likely (or the dumping ground of early 2016) as production is currently underway with the first picture of Friend in costume has arrived online. The video game series revolves around Agent 47 (Friend), a cloned assassin-for-hire, whose flawless record places him in high demand among the wealthy and elite. »

- Brad Brevet

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First Look at Rupert Friend as ‘Agent 47′ aka ‘Hitman’

19 February 2014 6:09 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Rupert Friend (TV’s Homeland) is currently shooting 20th Century Fox’s reboot of 2007′s Hitman in Agent 47. The film was scripted by A Good Day To Die Hard‘s Skip Woods and Michael Finch, and is being helmed by commercial director Aleksander Bach.

Check out this photo iGN got from the European (Berlin) set of Agent 47, which also stars Zachary Quinto and Hannah Ware.

47 is a genetically engineered elite assassin with a barcode tattooed on the back of his head. In the original film, he is hired by a group known only as ‘The Organization’ and is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Russia and Eastern Europe.The film was not well-received by critics, but was a box office hit, grossing $100 million worldwide.

In the this reboot, 47 is tasked with protecting a waitress »

- Kellvin Chavez

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First Look at Rupert Friend as Agent 47 in the Hitman Sequel

19 February 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Filming on the new Hitman movie Agent 47 has begun in Europe and IGN was provided with this shot of Rupert Friend ("Homeland") on the set. Zachary Quinto and Hannah Ware are co-starring in the 20th Century Fox video game adaptation, directed by Aleksander Bach from a script by Kyle Ward, Skip Woods and Michael Finch. The Square Enix title (previously from Eidos Interactive) was turned into the 2007 movie Hitman with Timothy Olyphant in the lead. The Xavier Gens-directed action thriller earned just under $100 million at worldwide theaters. Click the photo for a bigger version! »

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First-Look Image: Pierce Brosnan in November Man with Olga Kurylenko

11 February 2014 1:30 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Legendary Bond actor Pierce Brosnan will soon be returning to the world of action-thrillers, taking the lead in Roger Donaldson’s November Man later this year.

The film has been a long-time passion project for Brosnan, and it’s nice to see he was finally able to get what he’s referred to as a ‘labour of love’ off the ground and shortly into cinemas. And now a fiery first look at Brosnan’s ex-cia agent, Peter Devereaux, has landed online.

Peter Devereaux is an ex-cia operative who has been brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former protégé in a deadly game involving high level Us Government officials and the Russian president-elect.

Olga Kurylenko takes the female lead, with Luke Bracey, Bill Smitrovich, Will Patton, Eliza Taylor, and Caterina Scorsone completing the ensemble.

Donaldson (The Bank Job) directs from a script co-written »

- Kenji Lloyd

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First Look at Pierce Brosnan in November Man

10 February 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

We've got a first look at Pierce Brosnan in spy thriller November Man , for which The Solution Entertainment Group is selling international rights at the European Film Market. Directed by Roger Donaldson and written by Michael Finch and Karl Gajdusek, the film co-stars Luke Bracey and Olga Kurylenko. The movie is based on Bill Granger's "There Are No Spies," the seventh book in Granger's 13-part "November Man" series. An ex-cia operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect. Click the photo for a bigger version! »

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First Look At Pierce Brosnan In November Man

9 February 2014 7:27 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

As Andy Samberg, Will Ferrell, and J. J. Abrams sang back in 2009, 'Cool Guys Don't Look At Explosions', and guys don't get any cooler than Pierce Brosnan. So enjoy your favourite former Bond - possibly - as he walks away nonchalantly from a big bag of boom in the first still from his new action movie, November Man.The synopsis reads thusly: "An ex-cia operative (Brosnan) is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil (G.I. Joe: Retaliation's Luke Bracey) in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect."So not too much like The Matador then - which also saw Brosnan as an assassin - since it doesn't obviously include his character having a mental breakdown and walking into a swimming pool wearing just a pair of leather pants and some cowboy boots.On directing duty »

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