Rob Pattinson talks ‘Mission: Blacklist’ shooting in Iraq – “beautiful, stunning palaces look like Kubrick sets”

Robert Pattinson sat down with MTV a couple of weeks ago to promote his current film, Cosmopolis. During the interview, he discussed his future films and Mission: Blacklist was mentioned.

In case you can’t see the video, here’s the transcript of the section discussing Mission: Blacklist:

Josh Horowitz: That’s the word, that you may be shooting this film in Iraq. Are you looking forward to that? Is that the plan?

Robert Pattinson: The director is there now and I want to do it there. Obviously it’s quite difficult to shoot there. I think it’s a fascinating country. The director has been sending me pictures of the actual palaces where the US army was based and they’re beautiful. Just stunning. They look like Kubrick sets and they’re all empty just sitting there.

Starts at 1:20:

 

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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VIDEO: Robert Pattinson at Comic Con says Mission: Blacklist director is currently in Iraq

Robert Pattinson is in San Diego for Comic Con’s Breaking Dawn Part 2 panel on Thursday, July 12th. During an interview with MTV’s Josh Horowitz, he was asked about his next projects and Mission: Blacklist was discussed. Rob said that director, Jean-Stephane Sauvaire, was currently in Iraq.

Check out the video! Just after 5:55

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