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Flags of Our Fathers

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http://www.comingsoon.net/news/topnews.php?id=10292

Cast Boards Clint Eastwood's Flags

Source: Variety
July 7, 2005




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Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford and Adam Beach are set to star in Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers, which Eastwood is directing and producing with Steven Spielberg.

Variety says the DreamWorks Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures co-production is based on the book "Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima," by James Bradley with Ron Powers. Shooting is scheduled for August.

The story is told from the point of view of Bradley, whose father was one of the six soldiers who raised the American flag at the battle of Iwo Jima. It was only after the elder James' death in 1994 that his son learned the full extent of his father's heroism.

The screenplay was written by Paul Haggis, with whom Eastwood teamed on last year's Million Dollar Baby.

DreamWorks will handle domestic distribution, with Warners taking overseas rights.
 
http://www.aint-it-cool-news.com/display.cgi?id=20775

Eastwood's FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS is set to invade the black beaches of Iceland!


Hey folks, Harry here... Well - it sounds like Eastwood is invading Iceland. Armored vehicles and all. Not only that but it seems he is going to black sand beaches - and that's just gonna look cool as hell. Based on James Bradley's book about the 6 men that raised the flag on Iwo Jima - and another script by Paul Haggis. Will this be a great film? Certainly has that type of potential. Here ya go...

Hi there

I live up here in the cold north, Iceland, and this summer we are lucky enough to have some movie making going on. Clint Eastwood is filming parts of Flags of our fathers. It seems he likes the black beaches that are avalible here in Iceland. Anyhow the production is hiring 400 extras and 20speaking parts (small speaking parts I belive). Now filming is due to begin in august and last til semptember. But on to the good stuff here (CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PICS & SEE TEXT YOU CAN'T READ!) you can find pictures of equipment that is to be used in the production. Sorry the page is in Icelandic (but it does explain my bad spelling). The article says that the budget is estimated at about 80 million dollers of wich 32 million will be used in Iceland. The article also says that the vehicles in the pictures are called DUKW, aka crocodile (or aligator, same word in Icelandic).
 
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/topnews.php?id=10590

Paul Walker Raises Flags of Our Fathers

Source: The Hollywood Reporter
July 29, 2005



Paul Walker will star in Clint Eastwood's World War II epic Flags of Our Fathers, says The Hollywood Reporter. He joins a cast that includes Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford and Adam Beach.

The DreamWorks Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures co-production is based on the book "Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima," by James Bradley with Ron Powers. Paul Haggis (Million Dollar Baby) adapted the book.

The story is told from the point of view of Bradley, whose father was one of the six soldiers who raised the American flag at the battle of Iwo Jima. It was only after the elder James' death in 1994 that his son learned the full extent of his father's heroism

Walker will play Hank Hansen, a seasoned soldier and a flag raiser.
 
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/topnews.php?id=10629

Flags of Our Fathers War Machines

Source: Nick
August 2, 2005



Fansite FlagsofOurFathers.net has received pictures of old war machines getting ready to be shipped to Iceland for the filming of director Clint Eastwood's World War II epic Flags of Our Fathers. The drama stars Paul Walker, Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford and Adam Beach.

The DreamWorks Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures co-production is based on the book "Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima," by James Bradley with Ron Powers. Paul Haggis (Million Dollar Baby) adapted the book.

The story is told from the point of view of Bradley, whose father was one of the six soldiers who raised the American flag at the battle of Iwo Jima. It was only after the elder James' death in 1994 that his son learned the full extent of his father's heroism.

You can view the pictures here.
 
This looks to be very interesting. Can't wait to see how this will look.
 
haha! I heard about this movie, but didn't know Eastwood was attached! Some of the cast thus far doesn't really impress me though with the exception of Phillippe, but im sure Eastwood will do wonders !
 
darkdonnie said:
haha! I heard about this movie, but didn't know Eastwood was attached! Some of the cast thus far doesn't really impress me though with the exception of Phillippe, but im sure Eastwood will do wonders !

Woohoo! a second reply this thread has been updated 4 times and this is the first time anyone has been interesrted:up:
Im not sure about the casting of Walker but since it's eastwood and a war film about a famous historic moment im optimistic
 
hunter rider said:
Woohoo! a second reply this thread has been updated 4 times and this is the first time anyone has been interesrted:up:
Im not sure about the casting of Walker but since it's eastwood and a war film about a famous historic moment im optimistic
Glad to reply :up: ! As you said given the material maybe some of these actors can bring there A game!
 
darkdonnie said:
Glad to reply :up: ! As you said given the material maybe some of these actors can bring there A game!

The thing im confident in is that Clint will make it realisitc and not turn it schmaltzy or cheesy
On the actors front it is a chance for them to step up and improve their games:up:
 
This looks to be a good film. It's always good to watch films illustrating the bravery of Americans saving the world from the evil of the Japanese or the Nazi's of the WWII era.

The raising of the flag is a monumental symbol of freedom everywhere even if you're not an American. Arguably one of the greatest representations and illustrations of uncommon valor being a common virtue.

Semper Fi
Celer, Silens, Mortalis
 
hey Hunter... where's your avy from?
 
hunter rider said:
It's from the Lord of War trailer,have you seen it ?


yes i have... but i forgot about it :D... my bad
 
sounds good but wtf does eastwood plan to do about paul walker and his lack of talent?
 
Excel said:
sounds good but wtf does eastwood plan to do about paul walker and his lack of talent?

maybe he does have talent...
 
dpm07 said:
This looks to be a good film. It's always good to watch films illustrating the bravery of Americans saving the world from the evil of the Japanese or the Nazi's of the WWII era.


yes. Because there were no other men from any other country involved in World War 2.
 
Excel said:
sounds good but wtf does eastwood plan to do about paul walker and his lack of talent?

I'm sure Eastwood will put out a really good movie ; but I only wish he would've cast some other actors with a little more star power like Ewan McGregor, Tom Jane, or Kurt Russell as a guy with rank or something.
 
you know what, i'm going to wait for footage for this movie before i start having my doubts. i made that mistake with CATCF and i absolutely loved it.

so maybe there is a reason he cast these characters, let's wait and see huh? ;)
 
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/topnews.php?id=10739

New Flags of Our Fathers Set Pics

Source: Nick
August 9, 2005



FlagsofOurFathers.net has posted even more pictures of the set for director Clint Eastwood's World War II epic Flags of Our Fathers.

The movie has been filming in Washington, DC and the photos feature Adam Beach (as Ira Hayes), Jessie Bradford (as Rene Gagnon) and Ryan Phillippe (as John Bradley). "Flags" also stars Paul Walker.

The DreamWorks Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures co-production is based on the book "Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima," by James Bradley with Ron Powers. Paul Haggis (Million Dollar Baby) adapted the book.

The story is told from the point of view of Bradley, whose father was one of the six soldiers who raised the American flag at the battle of Iwo Jima. It was only after the elder James' death in 1994 that his son learned the full extent of his father's heroism.
 
Im confident this will be a good film. I don't really like paul walker too much, but I really am confident about the rest of the cast (plus Jamie Bell is in it as well) and Paul Haggis has never written anything bad. Plus Clint Eastwood is directing. It looks to me like it'll be a pretty good flick.
 
Incredibl book based on an incredible battle. I read the book, and it is damn good. It amazes me that the last movie based on Iwo Jima was the old John Wayne flick. Considering this was the bloodiest battle in Marine history, the largest aerial bombardment of the war, and is the place of origin of the most reproduced and well known photographs in history of an event that symobolized our entire fight in WWII, I am really happy that this movie is finally being made, and from Eastwood and Spielberg. You couldn't ask for better directors. My grandfater was in the 2nd wave on Iwo Jima, and I'm really excited to see this movie to widen my knowledge of what my grandpa went through.
 
Excel said:
sounds good but wtf does eastwood plan to do about paul walker and his lack of talent?

I'm with you there man, I really hope with Eastwood directing he'll have Paull break through and actually act good. My hopes are high for this film.

I'm happy to see Speilberg attached to the film too :up:
 
i know itll be good, i just wonder if eastwood knows what hes doing with walker. atleast philippes a good actor though.
 

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