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Dave, Devindra, and Laremy chat about the improvements in VHS 2, the inanity of ATM, the backlash against the Zach Braff Kickstarter. You can buy Laremy’s book, Film Critic, at Amazon, or read up on the differences between Pain & Gain and real life.

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‘ATM’ Trailer: Two Guys, a Girl and a Killer

Chris Sparling wrote the ‘man in a coffin’ thriller Buried, and he followed that script up with another tightly confined thriller, ATM. Sparling’s script was directed by first-timer David Brooks, and the resulting thriller finds three people (Brian Geraghty, Alice Eve and Josh Peck) trapped inside an ATM in the middle of a parking lot thanks to the menacing presence of a murderous figure just outside.

The first trailer has just been released, and while it doesn’t look like anything truly outstanding, ATM does look like the sort of movie I’d watch just to see where the story goes. Check it out below. Read More »

Got to hand it to Collider: they’re scouring the American Film Market scarfing up info on a ton of new films being represented there this week. The latest two are Abducted, which is the first post-Twilight film for Taylor Lautner, and ATM, which is based on a script hatched by Chris Sparling, aka the screenwriter on Buried.

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Wanderlust, the Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston comedy about a married couple who try to escape modern society and end up in a hippie commune, is really starting to come together. Much of the cast has already been set—first Justin Theroux (Mulholland Dr.) joined, then Six Feet Under’s Lauren Ambrose hopped on board, and most recently Alan Alda and Malin Akerman were thrown into the mix—and now the always enjoyable Ray Liotta has been added to round out the group. No word on what the part entails, but I’m betting on him playing a stern, ill-tempered police officer who complicates things for our protagonists. Here’s hoping he proves me wrong by getting cast against type this time around.

Judd Apatow is producing the film, along with Paul Rudd, David Wain and Ken Marino, the three of whom teamed up before on Wet Hot American Summer and Role Models. Wain is directing from a script he co-wrote with Marino. This pairing sold me from day one, and the cast certainly doesn’t hurt. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker), Josh Peck (The Wackness) and Margarita Levieva (Adventureland) have signed on to star in David BrooksATM. THR is reporting that production is gearing up for a late-September start in Winnipeg, Manitoba. You might remember this project as it is the next screenplay from Black List scribe Chris Sparling who made a name for himself with the one-man, one-location script Buried, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival to huge buzz (read my review) resulted in a bidding war which ended with Lionsgate spending millions to distribute the film.

The official logline is an action film which “centers on three co-workers who — on a routine stop at an ATM — unexpectedly end up in a desperate fight for their lives.” The story follows three co-workers driving home together from a employee Christmas party in the city. They decide to grab some late night pizza, for which they must stop at the ATM, to get some cash. Apparently, this is where the fun starts — about 15 or 20 minutes into the story. ATM exchanges the cramped 7 foot by 3 foot wooden coffin seen in Buried for a 15 square foot indoor ATM shack. The 24-hour ATM is located in a remote area of the barren supermarket parking lot, in a not-so-great neighborhood.  The rest of the story is set primarily in the ATM vestibule, and never leaves the supermarket parking lot. More details after the jump.

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Chris Sparling’s ATM Details Revealed

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Screenwriter Chris Sparling made a name for himself with the one-man, one-location script Buried, which landed on the Black List, an industry insider list of the best unproduced screenplays of the year, and premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Huge buzz (read my review) resulted in a bidding war which ended with Lionsgate spending millions to distribute the film. A couple weeks ago it was reported that screenwriter Chris Sparling second feature screenplay ATM is being fast tracked into production, with producer Peter Safran.

At the time, not much was known about the movie’s premise, with the Hollywood trades given the sole logline of an action film which “centers on three co-workers who — on a routine stop at an ATM — unexpectedly end up in a desperate fight for their lives.” A /Film tipster named Hawkeye has more details on Sparling’s second feature. What is it about? Does the story take place entirely at an ATM machine? Details after the jump.
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Buried Screenwriter Goes to the ATM

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Screenwriter Chris Sparling made a name for himself with the one-man, one-location script Buried, which landed on the Black List, an industry insider list of the best unproduced screenplays of the year, and premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Huge buzz (read my review) resulted in a bidding war which ended with Lionsgate spending millions to distribute the film.

Sparling’s second feature screenplay is being fast tracked into production, with Buried producer Peter Safran. Not much is known about the movie’s premise, but Variety says that the action film “centers on three co-workers who — on a routine stop at an ATM — unexpectedly end up in a desperate fight for their lives.”
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