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.

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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.)

Sales PosterFrom Production Weekly :

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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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!

via RPAU

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

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

screencap from EmbankmentFilms.com

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screencap from EmbankmentFilms.com

Embankment Films updated their Mission: Blacklist page and there are some notable changes:

  • The film is now slated for production, late Summer 2013. That matches with the report from Eric Maddox, for an August start month.
  • The film will be ready for delivery Summer 2014.
  • Jean Stephane-Sauvaire’s name is removed as the director. Hmmmmmm

We’ll continue to keep you posted on the film!

Via: @BlacklistMovie

“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.”

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UPDATE: Embankment Films Lists Mission:Blacklist In Their Line-up At AFM 2012 + Start date removed

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

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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 INTERVIEW: Robert Pattinson Talks ‘Mission: Blacklist’ Filming Plans

Robert Pattinson recently sat down with Time during press tour to promote his new movie Cosmopolis. He had this to say about his upcoming role in Mission: Blacklist:

I’m going to make this movie [Mission: Blacklist] about Eric Maddox, an Army interrogator who was one of the major people responsible for finding Saddam Hussein. He was working with JSOC [Joint Special Operations Command], which isn’t supposed to exist, and they found Saddam Hussein by themselves but they couldn’t say it was them. The story is crazy, absolutely bizarre. It’s a really cool director called Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire. We’re going to shoot in Iraq next summer. In January I’m doing this other movie [The Rover] with David Micôd, who did the Australian movie Animal Kingdom—a futuristic western with Guy Pearce.

Filming is now set for Summer 2013.

NEW: Robert Pattinson talks Mission: Blacklist – Will film entirely in Iraq; Starts in a month

In the September issue of Black Book magazine, Robert Pattinson is on the cover and in his interview, he mentioned Mission: Blacklist. The key points in the article are filming will be entirely in Iraq and Rob leaves next month.

The article was from the perspective of Rob’s heart (???) so keep that in mind when you read the excerpt:

Transcript:

After Twilight hit, things changed. Rob, as they say, broke. “My circle of friends narrowed pretty quickly.” Says Rob, “I like to be the parasite, not the other way around.” We stopped going out. We stopped performing at open mics. Now I hardly ever race anymore. Now, when he’s not being Edward or Eric or someone else, Rob lives like the Hermit of Silver Lake. He wakes up and makes himself some juice. He reads synopses of books on Amazon for a few hours. He makes himself soup and peruses some scripts. Largely these are just words, congealed and bland like day-old porridge, microwaved rehashes of other supernatural epics. Occasionally, I spike when something he reads intrigues me. Like his next drama by the French-Liberian director Jean-Stephane Sauvaire, who’s last film, Johnny Mad Dog, is about Congolese child soldiers. This one will be filmed entirely in Iraq. We leave next month. Perhaps there, the bullets whistling by, or at least the possibility that a bullet could whistle by, will cause me to throb. Until then, we’ll bide our time in the back of a car, idling at an intersection and waiting for the light to change. Jeff asks if we’d like to go anywhere in particular, but we’re not sure. “I never go anywhere.” Rob says matter-of-factly, “I don’t even know where anywhere is.”

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Swiss-German Distributor Ascot Elite Pick up All German Rights For “Mission Blacklist”

More good news for Mission:Blacklist

German distribs have continued to close acquisition deals in the wake of the Cannes Film Market. Swiss-German distrib Ascot Elite picked up all German rights for Robert Pattinson starrer “Mission: Blacklist,”

Embankment Films’ “Mission: Blacklist,” by Jean-Stephane Sauvaire, follows a U.S. army staff sergeant (Pattinson) who becomes instrumental in the capture of Iraqi president Saddam Hussein.

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