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
CODE ENTERTAINMENT
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

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

The Hollywood Reporter released a list of films that qualify for California tax credits and Mission: Blacklist is on the list. From THR:

Screen Shot 2013-06-04 at 2.17.24 PMFor the fifth year the state is handing out $100 million to help keep production in the state — with 14 features, 12 cable series, two TV movies and two relocating series qualifying in 2013.

The Entourage feature film, cable series Bunheads and Major Crimes and the TV movie Cloudy With A Chance of Love are among the projects set to share in up to $100 million in tax credits from the state of California for the fiscal year running from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

The list of 31 projects that qualifies includes 14 feature films, 12 basic cable series, two relocating series and two movies of the week. The relocating series, which qualify for a 25 percent credit, are the fourth season of the MTV show Teen Wolf and TNT’s King & Maxwell.

This is the fifth year that the state has made funding available under a program that began in 2009. Not all of those listed below will actually get money, because some will drop out or move to another state and many TV projects are pending renewals. There is a waiting list of projects that will then be moved up and qualify for funding.

For the full list, click HERE.

Could Mission: Blacklist be finding a home in California? Iraqi scenery rebuilt in the arid deserts heading east of the state? We’ll keep you posted. Eric Maddox reported that filming would begin August 2013.

Thanks Clara for the heads up!

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

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

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

PHOTO: Robert Pattinson and Eric Maddox

Robert Pattinson, who will play Eric Maddox in Mission: Blacklist, photographed with Eric in an undated photo. Mission: Blacklist is rumored to begin filming in April 2013.

Eric Maddox wrote the book Mission Blacklist #1 – his real life story about being a military interrogator which chronicles the capture of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

Eric Maddox and Robert Pattinson

Eric Maddox and Robert Pattinson

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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

Source / BlacklistMovie

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