Mission: Blacklist one of 200 Most Anticipated Films of 2014 – Prepare for “darker shades of the psychosis”

With Embankment still listing Mission: Blacklist with a second quarter start this year, the film still made an anticipated list for 2014.


Ioncinema ranked Mission: Blacklist number 92 out of 200 Most Anticipated Films of 2014:

Director: Jesper Gandslant
Writers: Erik Jendressen, Dylan Kussman and Trace Sheehan
Producers: Preferred Content’s Ross M. Dinerstein, Jendresen, Kevin Waller
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Robert Pattinson

His last two oeuvres in the complex, dark The Ape accompanied by the estrogen-filled audit called Blondie demonstrate Jesper Ganslandt’s filmic temperament as one that is both alluring and volatile, so naturally we’re thinking that the Swedish auteur could embed this fact-based thriller with darker shades of the psychosis. We’ve lost track of this project which was supposed to have begun lensing in January, and with Robert Pattinson in constant flux we imagine that we’ll be getting a news flash update of sorts fairly soon.

Gist: Based on the book Mission: Black List #1 – The Inside Story of the Search for Saddam Hussein – As Told by the Soldier Who Masterminded His Capture by Eric Maddox with Davin Seay, unlike other Interrogators fresh out of training, Eric Maddox (Pattinson) has a brilliant and beautiful mind. He has a unique ability to decipher highly complex patterns from seemingly random events. His mission is to trap the world’s most wanted man, Saddam Hussein – and he must defy his superiors to uncover his prey. The closer he gets to the truth, the more dangerous the hunt becomes.

Release Date: Still in development, to have a shot at a 2014 calender release this will need to shoot before the month of May to break out this year.

We’ll keep you posted on the progress!

VIDEO: Eric Maddox talks about Mission: Blacklist and when filming should begin

Here’s the full interview.


If the embed doesn’t work for the full interview, click HERE if you’d like to watch!

Eric also mentioned Robert Pattinson and the project during an interview with KGOU Radio. Here is a portion of what he shared, thanks to Spunk Ransom:

GRILLOT: So I have to mention here, as we’re finishing up, your book Mission: Blacklist is going to be made into a film. Robert Pattinson’s been cast to play you in your movie. How do you feel about that? What are we going to learn? What are we going to see in this film?

MADDOX: I’m very excited about it. The one thing I’ve asked is that the movie be as real as possible. And working with Rob, that’s the one thing he insists on. He always asks me, ‘Is this real? Did this happen?’ So it’s exciting. We’ll see.

GRILLOT: Well we’ll be looking forward to that in the next year.

Click HERE to listen to that full interview.


Production Weekly Updates “Mission:Blacklist” Status

In their 5th Dec 2013 issue Production Weekly are giving a filming start date of April 28th 2014 for Mission:Blacklist (obviously we'll keep you updated if there's anymore news/confirmation of this date.) From Production Weekly : Prod Weekly … [Continue reading]

Embankment Updates Mission: Blacklist Status

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Embankment Films updated the Mission: Blacklist page on their website. Here's the updated status of the film: Production now reads second quarter of  2014 And it says the film will be ready for delivery Q1 2015 We’ll continue to keep you … [Continue reading]

Status Update For Mission:Blacklist On Production Weekly

The last we heard about Mission:Blacklist was last month when Deadline mentioned a start date in the Autumn. Production Weekly now seem to have updated the status of the movie. Check out the update below From Production Weekly “MISSION: … [Continue reading]

Deadline Confirms Mission: Blacklist Director Jesper Ganslandt & FALL START DATE!

UPDATE: Fellow MB blogger, @Blacklist_Blog, did some research after the announcement that Mission: Blacklist was receiving California tax credits. She received info that principal photography is slated for Sept. 30th! This is a report from the … [Continue reading]

TWEET: Mission: Blacklist screenwriter talks pre-produciton status and new director, Jesper Ganslandt

YAY! All has been quiet on the waterfront but screenwriter, Dylan Kussman, dropped a little hint about the progress of the film: #MissionBlacklist rewrite is underway to address Jesper Ganslandt's notes. Wish us luck. @Blacklist_Film @blacklistmovie … [Continue reading]

MISSION: BLACKLIST NEWS: Jesper Ganslandt Joins Project As Director

Mission: Blacklist Director Jesper Ganslandt

Screenwriter Dylan Kussman confirmed via his Twitter today that Jesper Ganslandt has joined the Mission: Blacklist team as the movie's director. #MissionBlacklist update, as per Erik Jendresen's Wikipedia page. Welcome aboard, Jesper … [Continue reading]

FUNDING: Mission: Blacklist qualifies for California tax credits to fund filming in the state

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The Hollywood Reporter released a list of films that qualify for California tax credits and Mission: Blacklist is on the list. From THR: For the fifth year the state is handing out $100 million to help keep production in the state -- with 14 … [Continue reading]

Embankment updates Mission: Blacklist status to Summer 2013; Delivery Summer 2014; Plus where’s Sauvaire??

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UPDATE: Director name still missing from Embankment site. UPDATE: It looks like Jean Stephane-Sauvaire's name has been put back onto the Embankment site! We'll keep you updated if there are anymore developments Embankment Films … [Continue reading]