7 items from 2007
- Michael Mann has inked a deal with Paramount Pictures to Frankie Machine- a long gestating star vehicle for Robert De Niro. De Niro with produce through Tribeca with his partner Jane Rosenthal, and screenwriter Alex Tse will do a major overhaul on the script under Mann’s supervision. The project is an adaptation of the Don Winslow novel. “The Winter of Frankie Machine”- concerning an aging hit man who comes out of retirement when he becomes the target of a hit himself. De Niro initially signed on the project back in December 2005, and for awhile Martin Scorsese was rumored as a possible director. This will mark De Niro’s return to the mob genre- as well as his second collaboration with Mann. The two previously worked together on Heat back in 1995. Mann’s a busy guy these days- with the Will Smith vehicle- Empire, also on the books. »
16 October 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Technicolor has signed an exclusive long-term agreement with Overture Films to provide worldwide film laboratory and cinema-distribution services.
Under the terms of the agreement, Technicolor will provide Overture with film laboratory services, including 35mm trailer and release printing and front-end negative processing, and cinema-distribution services, including film distribution, security screening, advertising/publicity services, print rejuvenation, archival and inventory storage and destruction.
Overture has several theatrical releases slated for 2008, including Righteous Kill with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino; Mad Money with Katie Holmes, Queen Latifah and Diane Keaton; Sleepwalking with Charlize Theron, Dennis Hopper and Woody Harrelson; Traitor with Don Cheadle and Guy Pearce; and Last Chance Harvey with Emma Thompson and Dustin Hoffman.
Technicolor is the services division of Thomson. It maintains nine full-service film laboratories in Los Angeles, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, London, Rome, Madrid and Bangkok, Thailand. »
5 October 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
NEW YORK -- A fire broke out on the Bridgeport, Conn. location set of Jon Avnet's Righteous Kill early Thursday. There were no injuries on the set of the cop thirller which stars Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, but production was moved to a nearby location.
The fire broke out inside inside Mechanics and Farmers Bank on Main St. at approximately 4 a.m. Thursday shortly after shooting wrapped for the night, a Nu Image/Millennium Films spokesperson said. An electrical charger is said to have caught on fire inside the building.
The spokesperson said principal photography is still slated to wrap Oct. 23. NuImage is producing the film for distributor Overture Films.
"We are just happy that no one was hurt," said Nu Image co-chairman Avi Lerner. "Some equipment was damaged but it can all be replaced. We are on schedule and shooting today." »
4 September 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
John Leguizamo, Dan Futterman, Trilby Glover and professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek have joined the cast of Righteous Kill, Jon Avnet's film about two police detectives, played by Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro, investigating vigilante killings in New York. Brian Dennehy also is in negotiations for a role in the Nu Image/Millennium production, to be distributed domestically by Overture Films, which begins filming Tuesday in Connecticut and New York. »
23 August 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Carla Gugino has joined the cast of Millennium Films and Emmett/Furla Films' "Righteous Kill", the Jon Avnet crime drama that reteams Robert De Niro and Al Pacino as New York cops chasing a serial killer.
Gugino has been cast as the female lead, a crime-scene investigator with a dark personal life who enters into a relationship with De Niro's character.
The casting comes on the heels of Gugino joining "Watchmen", Zack Snyder's adaptation of the Alan Moore-Dave Gibbons DC Comics miniseries for Warner Bros. Pictures, in which she will play Sally Jupiter/Silk Spectre.
Russell Gewirtz wrote the screenplay for the $60 million movie, which goes before cameras at month's end.
Gugino recently wrapped production on the indie sports drama "Our Lady of Victory" and next appears opposite Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott's "American Gangster" for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment. »
Rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson is in final negotiations to co-star as a drug dealer who helps the detectives with their investigation. Director Jon Avnet is set to begin principal photography in Bridgeport, Conn., and New York in September.
Kill marks the biggest acquisition for Overture since CEO Chris McGurk and COO Danny Rosett founded the studio in the fall and carries a price tag near the top of the planned budget range for its inaugural slate. Russell Gewirtz (Inside Man, Labyrinth) is writing the screenplay, which has De Niro and Pacino onscreen together for nearly the entire film. The two longtime friends shared no screen time in 1974's The Godfather: Part II and only one scene in 1995's Heat.
- Jon Avnet’s new mob flick Righteous Kill will pair Hollywood legends Robert De Niro and Al Pacino for only the second time in their careers. The project will unite De Niro and Pacino, both friends off set; in the most screen time they have ever shared together.The $60 million production budget, backed by Nu Image’s Millennium Films and Emmett/Furla Films will follow two cops (De Niro and Pacino) chasing a serial killer. Pacino recently worked with Avnet on the critically panned 88 minutes, which has been released as a direct-to-dvd in Brazil, but has not shown in the Us. Tentative release date is December 3, 2007. Avnet’s sole significant contribution to the industry was 1991’s Fried Green Tomatoes; he has otherwise done a significant number of films targeting the tween audience. Pacino and De Niro on the other hand, have significantly impacted the industry, and have previously worked »
7 items from 2007
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