Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mission: Blacklist is a Cannes Hot Film Title

The Cannes Film Festival started today and Mission: Blacklist is being sold to distributors by Embankment Films. The movie was announced  only recently, but it's repeatedly mentioned by media outlets and distributors. Check out  some excerpts from the past week below:

From Variety:
Shipper says that with the six majors making fewer and fewer non-tentpole titles, a fallow space exists for the indie sector.
"I think it's symptomatic of a broader trend, which bodes well for economy (both broader and indie film)," he adds. "There's a lot of private wealth looking for a home."
Preferred Content is using Embankment at Cannes for sales of its recently announced military thriller "Mission: Blacklist," starring Robert Pattinson. Ross M. Dinerstein, managing partner of Preferred Content, is producing alongside Erik Jendresen and Kevin Waller.
Let the Games begin.
From Film School Rejects:
True-life American military tales are gunning for a real resurgence lately – what with Ben Affleck’s Argo, Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, and the Robert Pattinson-starring Mission: Blacklist – and it looks like that means we’re not safe from a 3D take on such projects. A morning press release out of the Cannes Film Festival (oh, and heads up, get ready for a metric ton of these in the coming days) reveals that Freedom Films and Paradox Entertainment have made a deal to produce the “epic action pic Thunder Run,” based on the book “Thunder Run – The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad.”
From Deadline:
Domestic distributors will have a wide variety of choices at Cannes this year, from completed films in competition, to packages that have begun production or are only at the script stage with loose commitments from filmmakers and stars. Most of the buyers I spoke to claim they are in no rush to bid up the joint, but the pace of buying usually depends on several variables.
Here are the titles most often mentioned by distributors:
MISSION: BLACKLIST–Director, Jean-St├ęphane Sauvaire. Cast, Robert Pattinson. A young man tries to trap Saddam Hussein.
I think we'll have good news from Cannes soon :)

Thanks to @Chrisska for the edit and @PJann21 for the tip.

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