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Doug Liman goes to Attica for his next film

02.16.2010

Director Doug Liman (SWINGERS, GO) and screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher (PRECIOUS) are teaming to re-create the 1971 Attica state prison uprising.

The Attica Prison riot was a four day confrontation between prisoners and guards. Liman's father, Arthur Liman, served as chief counsel to the New York State Special Commission on Attica Prison and co-authored the commission's report chastising Nelson Rockefeller and prison authorities for the the riot, in which 32 inmates and 10 hostages were killed, 39 of them in an assault by state police officers.

Recently Liman visited Attica with Fletcher. He described his experience on his blog, "The tour was astounding. We followed the steps the prisoners took as they overwhelmed the guards; saw the radiators they ripped off the walls and the gates they smashed open with them. We left with so many stories and names and contacts of people who were there to continue our research."

Liman also will produce ATTICA with David Bartis under their production company Hypnotic, along with Elliot Abbott (AWAKENINGS, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN), who is financing the project. Liman collaborator Avrum Ludwig will also produce.

As a fan of Liman's work, I am certainly looking forward to seeing the development of this project. Are you guys ready to get Liman and Fletcher's perspective on the prison riot?

Extra Tidbit: "Attica! Attica!"
Source: THR

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12:57AM on 02/18/2010
As long as Al Pacino makes a cameo, im set.
As long as Al Pacino makes a cameo, im set.
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7:02PM on 02/17/2010
Ya know, even if Liman is a douche, he can't be worse than Cameron.

And Liman has never shot a script withthe word 'Unobtainium' in it, so that automatically gives him major points.
Ya know, even if Liman is a douche, he can't be worse than Cameron.

And Liman has never shot a script withthe word 'Unobtainium' in it, so that automatically gives him major points.
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12:07AM on 02/17/2010

Fair Game?

Is there any word on a release date for Fair Game? His movie shot entirely on RED!!
Is there any word on a release date for Fair Game? His movie shot entirely on RED!!
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9:30PM on 02/16/2010

Nope

Liman is known for being the biggest douche of a director. He was pretty much black balled off the set of his own movie the bourne identity. And rumor goes the only reason he got Mr and Mrs. Smith is because Matt Damon was playing a practical joke on Brad Pitt when Brad was looking for a director for the movie. Matt suggested Liman just to mess with him and it worked. Mr. Mrs. Smith was a production disaster multiple reshoots and Liman was reportedly sent off to Utah to shoot second unit shots
Liman is known for being the biggest douche of a director. He was pretty much black balled off the set of his own movie the bourne identity. And rumor goes the only reason he got Mr and Mrs. Smith is because Matt Damon was playing a practical joke on Brad Pitt when Brad was looking for a director for the movie. Matt suggested Liman just to mess with him and it worked. Mr. Mrs. Smith was a production disaster multiple reshoots and Liman was reportedly sent off to Utah to shoot second unit shots while the rest of the crew secretly shot the rest of the movie while he was gone.
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2:14PM on 02/17/2010
Good Post: I believe it. It makes sense now why Paul Greengrass stepped up and directed Supremacy and the very good Ultimatum Bourne sequels. I remember reading an interview on joblo stating that M.Damon would not be a part of another Bourne movie unless P.Greengrass directed it and not Liman.
Good Post: I believe it. It makes sense now why Paul Greengrass stepped up and directed Supremacy and the very good Ultimatum Bourne sequels. I remember reading an interview on joblo stating that M.Damon would not be a part of another Bourne movie unless P.Greengrass directed it and not Liman.
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