Ridley Scott Directing Penetration

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  1. Hunter Rider

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    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?

    Source: Variety
    March 13, 2006



    Warner Bros. Pictures has set William Monahan to adapt David Ignatius' Middle East espionage novel Penetration, with Ridley Scott to direct, reports Variety. De Line Pictures is producing with Scott Free.

    While Monahan most recently drafted the Hong Kong hit Infernal Affairs into Martin Scorsese-directed drama The Departed, he got his start as a screenwriter by scripting the Middle East-set films Tripoli and Kingdom of Heaven for Scott.

    With Penetration, they reteam on a thriller that sends a CIA operative to Jordan to track a high-ranking terrorist. The spy is aided by the head of Jordan's covert operations in an uneasy alliance that leads to cultural and moral clashes between the men.

    Producer Donald De Line also is teamed with Scott on The Invisible World, a Paramount drama about the abduction of a female journalist in Iraq. It's a possible next film for Scott after he directs the Steve Zaillian-scripted American Gangster at Universal, with Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe starring.
     
  2. The Lizard

    The Lizard Didn't eat Billy

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    I sense a title change in the works.
     
  3. Hunter Rider

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    LOL that was the first thing i thought when i saw the title,i was eagerly awaiting the "OMG Ridley is making porn!?!?!?!?" post [​IMG]
     
  4. terry78

    terry78 Ooooh Angela

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    Give the role of Jordan operative to Oded Fehr. Please, he needs some nice dramatic stuff on his resume aside from Dr. Fate on JLU.
     
  5. KenK

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    He's Dr. Fate on JLU!?!? I was not aware of that!
     
  6. Edward Brock

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    Hell no. Think of the possibilities. The title of this thread alone is a good example.
     
  7. matrix_ghost

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    bwahahahah :D

    I thought that too. I was like WTF

    Imagine , a porn movie by Ridley Scott.

    Blade Runner esque banging :eek: :up:
     
  8. jaguarr

    jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    He's very good on Showtime's "The Cell".

    jag
     
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    yeah. I have a feeling this will become the next Snakes On A Plane. :up:
     
  10. matrix_ghost

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    Naaah , i don't think it'll quite reach Snakes on a Plane corniness.

    It'll be more like Will Smith's upcoming movie "TONIGHT HE COMES " or something like that.

    If we don't let the word bypass censors in posts, why would we let it be bypassed in picture?--Dew
     
  11. Hunter Rider

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    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=16858

    Director Ridley Scott Talks Penetration
    Source: Edward Douglas
    October 7, 2006



    [​IMG]Director Ridley Scott has been in New York City the last few months shooting his new crime drama American Gangster with Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. With four more weeks of shooting to go, he took a break to talk with ComingSoon.net about his previous collaboration with Crowe, A Good Year. During the interview, Scott told us a bit about the next big project he has planned, currently dubbed Penetration.

    "The thing I'm doing next will almost certainly be something [based on] a book coming out, which is really about what's happening now in the Middle East, our complete misunderstanding of what's going on and how we're not dealing with it. Inevitably, [it gets] into the heat in terms of a man who is actually a par journalist that gets sucked into working on a peripheral level in a special department where he gets into real trouble in the Middle East. But it's so accurate. It's by a journalist called David Ignatius. It was called ‘Penetration' which I think is a really good title for this, but it's now changing. It's coming out next March. It's a fantastic book! Anyone who has spent 30 years in Iran and Iraq and Syria, [who] can speak Arabic, is the man to come up with the right kind of notion, where the idea of maybe you can't have it tie off neatly because there isn't a neat ending to what is going on." The book was adapted by William Monahan, who wrote Martin Scorsese crime drama The Departed, which looks to be the #1 movie this weekend.

    And what about all those reported rumors of a prequel to Scott and Crowe's previous blockbuster Gladiator? "It's possible," Scott told us. "You can deal with that and bring back Russell," Scott told us. "I know what to do, and you don't do a prequel."

    Ridley has also been developing a remake of Walter Hill's 1979 action-drama The Warriors with his brother Tony, and he hinted that Tony might actually be directing it. Although there was talk of it taking place in L.A., Ridley thinks that it should still be set in New York. We'll see how all of that pans out in the next few weeks when Tony does the rounds for his next movie Deja Vu, also with Denzel Washington.

    Ridley Scott's next movie A Good Year comes out on November 10 with American Gangster scheduled for November 2, 2007, both with Russell Crowe. Stay tuned to ComingSoon.net for a full interview with the master filmmaker later this month
     
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    I didn´t knew about American Gangster, and with two of my favorite actors, Denzel and Russel.
    I´m so there...

    And the remake of the masterpiece The Warriors, sounds great too, if done with the Ridley Scott quality know how.
     
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    LOL!!!!...that sounds hilarious!:woot: :woot:
     
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    Sonds good. His last team up with Monahan (Kingdom of Heaven) was great (director's cut that is) and it should be interesting.

    American Gangster sounds really good too though.
     
  15. MulligaN Stew

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    If you think that the name currently is an easy target, wait until it's released and all yuppie film journalists are sipping caramel macchiatos from Starbucks (it's caffeinated crack), and mulling over how they can effectually utilize the title in the headline of their piece report.

    If this isn't changed, we'll have to endure more of that. Joy.

    The plot sounds intriguing though; it's very similar to the novel (James Bond: The Man from Barbarossa) where 007 must infiltrate a terrorist organization[Scales of Justice] in a co-op venture with an Israeli Mossad agent.

    I'm sure that's where the similarities will stop; in general, I'm predisposed towards Scott's other film: 'American Gangster'. Hopefully, it's not a retread, and something genuinely unique is captured.
     
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    Sometimes Scott can be hit or miss (as A Good Year will either be quite good or quite bad) but I like the sounds of this though.
     
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    one can only hope
     
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    Oded Fehr is so underrated it's not funny. He was AWESOME on sleeper cell. in fact he's awesome in everything, and is the best thing about the Resident Evil movies.
     
  19. Max J Power

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    Yeah.
     
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    Also I hope Tony doesn't direct the warriors. His piss poor editing with uneeded effects RUINED man on fire.
     
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    It's about time an A list director made a porn.

    Speaking of which, is there a porn that actually has some good cinematography?
     
  22. Galactus

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    Another fun headline I found on the net:

    Ridley Scott Excited Over "Penetration"
     
  23. Edward Brock

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    More headlines:
    "Russel Crowe involved in Penetration."
    "Studio cancels Penetration."
    "Sneak Peek on Penetration."

    Or the AICN early reviews:
    "Harry Enjoys Penetration!"
    "Vern Loves Penetration!"
    and later
    "Audiences pay to watch Penetration."
     
  24. Horrorfan

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    And with that, the joke dies.
     
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