Anton Corbijn made his feature debut with the Joy Division biopic Control, and last year released a very solid sophomore turn, The American. While promoting that film he didn’t sound very optimistic about making more films, saying that his third would probably be his last. Hopefully that won’t actually be the case. One way or another, it looks like that third film will be an adaptation of A Most Wanted Man, from novelist John le Carré, rather than the film built around actor and composer Herbert Grönemeyer,as previously teased. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Is Anton Corbijn already done with filmmaking just as he’s getting warmed up? His debut feature, Control, was a great start, and then The American turned out to be both a satisfying art-house thriller slash character study and a weird out of left field financial success. OK, it didn’t rake in fifty million, but it won its first weekend, and in today’s climate that counts for a lot.
But Mr. Corbijn now sounds as if he’s not really interested in playing the filmmaking game, and says he’ll “only do three films.” The idea for his third and last film, should it be that, is to build a movie around the actor and composer Herbert Grönemeyer, who has been associated with both of Mr. Corbijn’s films. Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 18th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
There is now a second teaser trailer available for The American, directed by photographer Anton Corbijn (as a follow-up to his film Control) and starring George Clooney as a soon to be retired assassin hiding out in an Italian village. Read More »
Focus Features has released the first movie trailer for Control helmer Anton Corbijn‘s The American on Yahoo. The movie stars George Clooney as “an artful assassin with a lengthy track record, constantly on the move and always watching his back.” At first glance, this film seems slow moving and might require a large attention span, something we’ve read in test screening complaints. Watch it now embedded after the jump, and please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Posted on Friday, April 16th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Back in November, we got our first look at Control helmer Anton Corbijn‘s The American, staring George Clooney as “an artful assassin with a lengthy track record, constantly on the move and always watching his back.” A new production photo has appeared on the film’s official facebook page (found via theplaylist), seen above. Corbijn also noted in his lastest blog posting that recent test screenings have led to a return to the editing room to “look at the ending of the film and make sure it is understood by more people.” After the jump you can find the previously released photo and official plot synopsis.
Focus Features today announced their 2010 release slate. Highlights include:
- March 12th 2010: The Squid and the Whale writer/director Noah Baumbach‘s Greenberg which stars Ben Stiller
- April 16th 2010: Thomas Balmès‘ Babies, a documentary film which simultaneously follows four babies around the world – from birth to first steps.
- Wednesday, September 1st 2010: Anton Corbijn‘s The American starring George Clooney as a retiring assassin
- Third Quarter 2010: Kevin Macdonald‘s Roman epic adventure The Eagle of the Ninth
- November 2010: Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck‘s (Half Nelson, Sugar) dramedy adaptation of Ned Vizzini‘s 2006 novel It’s Kind of a Funny Story
- TBA 2010 (we assume in December for Award Season): Sofia Coppola‘s Somewhere starring Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning
After the jump you can read the full press release, which includes detailed plot synopsis for all of these films.
Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
Our friends at Collider scored a shitload of early promotional images and posters from the American Film Market. You can head on over to Collider to see all of the images, but I thought I’d profile a few of the projects that I’m more looking forward to. After the jump you will find photos of Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere starring Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning, Noah Baumbach‘s Greenberg starring Ben Stiller and The American starring George Clooney,
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George Clooney and Anton Corbijn’s A Very Private Gentleman Becomes The American, Begins Filming in Italy
Posted on Monday, September 28th, 2009 by Russ Fischer
We’ve known for quite a while that George Clooney would be starring in an adaptation of the Martin Booth novel A Very Private Gentleman for Control director Anton Corbijn. Now we’re told, via press release from Focus Features, that the film’s official title is The American, and that the film begins shooting in Italy this week. Read More »