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Re: John Stockwell
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2007, 01:21:31 AM »
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I still need to see Turistas to see if it is indeed as bad as people like MacGuffin say it is, but yet another complete turn around for Stockwell. I just don't think he will be able to out direct a poor script here like in previous projects. A comedy needs a good script more than other genres. But, Susan Sarandon is better help than his usual acting talent.

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Re: John Stockwell
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2007, 12:53:16 AM »
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Yelchin, Chatwin sign up for 'Nowhere'
Holland joins Sarandon in Stockwell film
Source: Variety
 
Anton Yelchin, Justin Chatwin and Willa Holland have been set by director John Stockwell to join Susan Sarandon and her daughter, Eva Amurri, in "Middle of Nowhere."

Bold Films is financing and producing the pic, which begins shooting in September. Michel Litvak and David Lancaster produce with Stockwell and Nicole Rocklin.

Michelle Morgan wrote the romantic comedy, in which a young woman rebels when she discovers her mother has blown her college money on the pageant aspirations of her younger sister.

Bold Films most recently produced and financed "Bobby."
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Re: John Stockwell
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2008, 08:19:56 AM »
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John Stockwell finds 'Sanctuary'
Will direct the adaptation of the novel 'Bad Men'
Source: Hollywood Reporter

John Stockwell is attached to direct "Sanctuary," an adaptation of John Connelly novel "Bad Men," in a development deal with Sobini Films.

The story revolves around a single mom and her son who take refuge from her ex-husband on a haunted island off the Maine coast. Steven Susco is writing the screenplay.

Michael Gaeta and Alison Rosenzweig of Gaeta Rosenzweig Films and Sobini's Mark Amin and Cami Winikoff will produce. Susco will executive produce.

Production is targeted to begin late this year or early 2009.

Stockwell's directing credits include "Turistas," "Into the Blue" and "Blue Crush."
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Re: John Stockwell
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2008, 12:01:23 PM »
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Stockwell is inching his way toward legitimate projects. I finally saw Turistas and was dissapointed that his excellent craftmanship in filmmaking was totally lost. The story was semi realistic to the situation, but Stockwell acted as a filmmaker in too much awe of the scenery to film through it. Too many conventional set ups and looks. A lot of times filmmakers lose sight of stories in exotic locales and instead make postcard films about the country. Turistas lacked nuance in the editing and composition. Into the Blue was amazing for being continiously rigorous with the editing when only dealing with a general suspense story.

The problem for Stockwell that he has never been able to marry his filmmaking talents to a great story. He's the best paperback filmmaker we have, but he can be more. I've never read the novel in question here, but I'm hoping him taking on a novel adaptation is a good move.
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Re: John Stockwell
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2009, 12:38:29 AM »
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Director runs over to 'Roadkill'
John Stockwell to helm indie action comedy
Source: Hollywood Reporter

John Stockwell has signed to direct the action comedy "Roadkill," written by Nick Ball and John Niven. Bill Perkins is producing and financing the indie via his Lleju Prods.

"Roadkill" revolves around two amateur private detectives who take on more than they anticipated when they agree to protect a high-end escort being pursued by a female assassin. While on the run, they discover what could be a government conspiracy.

Stockwell has directed "Turistas," "Blue Crush," "crazy/beautiful" and "Middle of Nowhere," which premiered last year at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Perkins has the thriller "Unthinkable," starring Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Sheen, in postproduction. He also is producing "The Chameleon," starring Ellen Barkin and Famke Janssen, and "After.Life," starring Christina Ricci, Liam Neeson and Justin Long.

ICM reps Stockwell and Perkins and is handling North American rights on "Roadkill."
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Re: John Stockwell
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2009, 01:05:56 AM »
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"Roadkill" revolves around two amateur private detectives who take on more than they anticipated when they agree to protect a high-end escort being pursued by a female assassin. While on the run, they discover what could be a government conspiracy.

Haha, Stockwell continues to turn the page of his paperback career. I'm interested because the story is ripe for technical excellence, but Stockwell continues to grovel in garbage that is beneath his talent and promise.

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Re: John Stockwell
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2012, 12:47:08 AM »
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'Haywire' Actress Gina Carano to Star in Another Action Movie (Exclusive)
After making her debut with the Steven Soderbergh film, the MMA fighter-turned-actress is coming on board to star in 'In the Blood,' an action thriller being directed by John Stockwell.
Source: THR

Gina Carano is continuing to roundhouse-kick her way into the movie business.

After making her breakthrough with the action vehicle Haywire, the MMA fighter-turned-actress is coming on board to star in In the Blood, an action thriller being directed by John Stockwell (Into the Blue, Blue Crush).

Movie Package Co.’s Shaun Redick and Ray Mansfield (The Messenger) are producing the movie, which Cargo Entertainment is selling at EFM.

Described as being in the vein of Taken, Blood is set in motion when a husband disappears while vacationing in the Caribbean with his wife, to be played by Carano. The grieving wife passionately and recklessly pursues the men whom she believes kidnapped and killed him. Bennett Yellin and James Robert Johnston wrote the script.

“This role will showcase not only Gina’s fighting skills, but also her acting abilities as her character struggles to reign in her violent past,” Stockwell tells The Hollywood Reporter.  

8711, the stunt team that worked on Haywire,  is in discussions to reteam with Carano for Blood.
Verso Entertainment (Crips and Bloods: Made in America) will produce alongside Movie Package Co. London-based Derby Street Films was involved with the development of the project.

Principal photography is scheduled to begin in late spring or early summer in Puerto Rico with production partners Pimienta Film Company (The Men Who Stare At Goats).

Carano rose to fame as an international star in the field of mixed martial arts, becoming the sport's female face. Steven Soderbergh was so impressed with her blend of looks and athletic prowess that he plucked her from the sport and built Haywire around her. She held her own with actors such as Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor and Michael Douglas in the film, which was released in January by Relativity, and an acting career was born.

Carano is repped by Gersh, Scott Karp of The Syndicate and Ziffren Brittenham. Gersh is helping package the movie and is repping the North American rights.
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Re: John Stockwell
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2012, 01:03:22 AM »
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This is relevant to my interests.
Now you're in the *spoiler* place.

 

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