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.)

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Prod Weekly update: “MISSION: BLACKLIST”
STATUS: April 28 LOCATION: California
PRODUCER: Ross M. Dinerstein – Kevin Waller
WRITER: Erik Jendressen – Dylan Kussman – Trace Sheehan
DIRECTOR: Jesper Ganslandt
CAST: Robert Pattinson
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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. 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.

 

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Embankment Updates Mission: Blacklist Status

screencap from EmbankmentFilms.com

screencap from EmbankmentFilms.com

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 posted on the film!

 

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

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From Production Weekly

“MISSION: BLACKLIST” Feature Film

PREFERRED CONTENT 6363 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 350, Los Angeles, CA 90048
STATUS: January 2014 LOCATION: California PRODUCER: Ross M. Dinerstein – Kevin Waller WRITER: Erik Jendressen – Dylan Kussman – Trace Sheehan DIRECTOR: Jesper Ganslandt CAST: Robert Pattinson CODE ENTERTAINMENT 9229 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 615 Los Angeles, CA 90069 310-772-0008 FAX: 310-772-0006

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. 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.

We’ll update if there’s anymore news!

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VIDEO: News On 6 Interview Eric Maddox And Say Mission:Blacklist Starts Filming In August

News on 6 (Oklahoma) did a great interview with Eric Maddox recently about how he became an interrogator and ultimately tracking down Saddam Hussein.
They also say something VERY interesting at the end of their report. They say that Mission:Blacklist starts filming this August!

We’re keeping everything crossed and will obviously update you if there’s anymore information on this.

In the meantime check out the interview below………

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Eric Maddox Talks Mission:Blacklist, Robert Pattinson & What Makes A Good Interrogator

Eric Maddox spoke at the University of Oklahoma last Wednesday and shared the story of the steps leading to the capture of Hussein.
He spoke about his book Mission:Blacklist being made into a movie, not knowing who Robert Pattinson was & more.

Eric Maddox

Check out an excerpt from the article below:

“What I’m about to tell you is not the opinion of the United States Army, it is the opinion of Eric Maddox,” he said.

Eric Maddox – interrogator, author and OU alumnus explained the process of finding and capturing Saddam Hussein and detailed the dilemmas he faced to about 300 people in Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Molly Shi Boren Ballroom. The audience ranged from students to faculty to Maddox’s father.

“My faith plays an absolute role in every single thing I do,” Maddox said.

A devout Christian who had planned on going to law school after graduating from OU, Maddox decided to change his plans during a run near his hometown of Sapulpa.

“I joined the army because I was running in Tulsa between semesters, and I heard a voice that said, ‘you need to be an airborne ranger,’” Maddox said.

After talking with his dad about what he would have done differently with his life, Maddox said he decided he needed to be an airborne ranger.

Maddox shared the story of the steps leading to the capture of Hussein in chronological order, only leaving out “little bitty elements” he was asked not to discuss due to the classified nature of these elements.

This same story is encapsulated in his book, “Mission: Blacklist #1,” on which a movie will be based starring Robert Pattinson, who will play Maddox.

“Somebody wants to make a movie about my story – it’s very exciting,” Maddox said.

Maddox said he has already met and gotten to know Pattinson.

“He’s a great guy,” Maddox said. “When they brought his name up to me, I had never heard of him before. I don’t believe in vampire movies and stories. I just didn’t know who he was.”

Maddox said he wore a single blue shirt for months in his search for Hussein, with no other changes of clothes. The shirt has a bigmouth bass embossed on it, Velcro pockets and bloodstains.

“I’ve still got it [the shirt.] I think Rob is gonna wear it in the movie,” Maddox said.

Maddox had to wait five years to tell his story and write the book due to the U.S. government preferring to keep it classified, he said.

“Since then, the United States government wanted me to endorse the movie, and wanted me to say who I am and what I do,” he said.

Maddox also explained what characteristics make good interrogators.

“I love to listen to people talk. If you like to do that too, you possibly might be a good interrogator,” Maddox said. “You also have to be self-critiquing to be a good interrogator – ‘what did I do to screw that up? And what can I do better?’”

Head over to OUDaily.com to read the full article and also check out pics & tweets from the night  HERE

Embankment Films List “Mission:Blacklist” As Part of Their Line Up For FilmMart (Hong Kong)

Embankment Films have listed Misson:Blacklist on their line-up for Filmart.
FilmMart, Hong Kong’s International Film & TV Market, takes place between 18-23 March

MB Filmart 2013

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“Mission Blacklist” UPDATED Filming Schedule & Location Information

UPDATE: The Improper suggests that location shooting for Mission:Blacklist could take place in Morocco or Jordan.
Obviously if there is anymore news or official confirmation of this we’ll update and let you know all about it.

From The Improper:

A source confirms to The Improper that the movie won’t be shot in Iraq as originally reported. The film will likely do its location shooting in Morocco or Jordan.

A number of period desert films have been shot the North African country, including 2001′s “Black Hawk Down.” In the last few years, Michael Patrick King’s “Sex and the City 2,” Disney’s “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,” and “Inception” have been filmed there.

But Director Kathryn Bigelow chose to film her Oscar-winning Iraq war epic, “The Hurt Locker,” in Jordan. She wanted to be as close to Iraq as possible, while avoiding the war-torn country. “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” also filmed in Jordan in 1988.

Check out the rest of the article over at The Improper

Embankment Films have updated their website and added the delivery date for Mission:Blackist as Summer 2014.

As we reported before the start date for Principal Photography is April 2013.

But there’s an update also on location, BlacklistMovie spoke via email to Embankment Films about the location and were told “It will not be Iraq, they start shooting in April.”

Mission Blacklist update

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UPDATE: Embankment Films Lists Mission:Blacklist In Their Line-up At AFM 2012

UPDATE: April 2013 has been removed from STATUS on Embankment Films site

 

Embankment Films have Mission:Blacklist on their line up of films at AFM 2012 and they have a start date Of April 2013 listed

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NEW Robert Pattinson Talks About His “Mission Blacklist” Haircut & A Postponement Of The Original Date For Start Of Shooting

While Robert Pattinson was in Berlin for promotion of his movie “Cosmopolis” spoke to Interview.de. They asked him about the buzz cut he had the last time he visited Berlin for “Bel Ami” Promotion.

Here’s the part of the interview where he talks about his hair and also mentions how the original date for the start of shooting of “Mission Blacklist” was postponed. (NB Rob has mentioned in a few interviews recently how MB is to start shooting in the autumn but nothing has been officially announced yet)

Note: Interview is translated using google

Interview with Mr. Pattinson, your hair is long again. Note: He had a crew cut the last time. Did you actually cut your hair for your role in “Cosmopolis” or “Bel Ami”?

Robert Pattinson:
Neither. It was for a movie where I play a soldier who discovers Saddam Hussein. The shooting should have begun in the spring, but was postponed to the autumn.

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Robert Pattinson Tells Industria Magazine How He Met With Eric Maddox For 16 hours

Robert Pattinson likes to spend a lot of time researching his roles before filming a movie and if that means spending 16 hours with Eric Maddox to get the low down on how he found Saddam Hussein then that’s exactly what he’ll do.

Would anyone else like to have been a fly on the wall in that room?

Transcript
Q: What are you doing next?
A: I’m doing Mission: Blacklist #1 with Jean-Stephane Sauvaire who made Johnny Mad Dog, about Eric Maddox who is the interrogator who led the US to find Saddam Hussein. I hung out with Eric in Washington, he had just got back from Afghanistan, and he gave me the full run down, over 16 hours, of how he found Saddam Hussein. He has a photographic memory and talking through every single detail. Hopefully we will be shooting in Iraq, I think it’s going to be very cool.

Check out the full scans at the Source

He also mentioned meeting Eric and the pressure of doing a good job on the movie to “Skip” Magazine in a translated article

SKIP: Has your approach to looking for parts changed now?
Robert: Sure, I’m older and more confident. I was always afraid that I would never get offered any roles like this one. And to be invited to Cannes on top of it all, you suddenly begin to really see yourself as an actor. I mean Wow, I can really do cool movies as well (laughs)! I have very recently signed on to a couple of projects which, at this time last year, I wouldn’t have thought I’d be able to do. In one of them I’ll play a soldier who was present when they arrested Saddam Hussein. To prepare I’ve spent some time with the guy and of course it’s very important for him that we get it right. That’s quite a lot of pressure – but I like it that way!

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