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JJ Abrams finds a director for his diamond heist project

05.20.2010
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Back in March of 2009, at the request of JJ Abrams, Paramount acquired the feature film rights to "The Untold Story of the World’s Biggest Diamond Heist," a Wired article by Joshua Davis. Abrams has been developing the film and has now brought on Phil Alden Robinson (FIELD OF DREAMS) who will write (and possibly direct) the project.

The article (which you can read here) follows one of the largest diamond heists in history with thieves getting past 10 layers of high-tech security at the Antwerp Diamond Center in Belgium and making off with over $100 million in diamonds, gold and jewelry.

Both Robinson and Abrams are no stranger to this type of movie with Robinson previously directing SNEAKERS and Abrams directing MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 3 (and now producing MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 4).

Robinson was nominated for an Oscar for his DREAMS script but doesn't have a feature writing credit since 1992 and hasn't directed a film since 2002's A SUM OF ALL FEARS.

Extra Tidbit: I'd like to heist that diamond bra.
Source: THR

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4:41AM on 05/21/2010
Sneakers is a great film & Field of Dreams is a classic, shame that director hasn't made more films, i mean until this one.
Sneakers is a great film & Field of Dreams is a classic, shame that director hasn't made more films, i mean until this one.
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3:31PM on 05/20/2010

Flawless

The book about the heist, "Flawless," is pretty solid. Exposes the guy who wrote the Wired article as a total hack. Interesting stuff.
The book about the heist, "Flawless," is pretty solid. Exposes the guy who wrote the Wired article as a total hack. Interesting stuff.
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10:17AM on 05/20/2010

ET:

You can have the bra, I want the chick under it.
You can have the bra, I want the chick under it.
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10:05AM on 05/20/2010

Love heist films...

SNEAKERS is a great film and I'm really excited about this.
SNEAKERS is a great film and I'm really excited about this.
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9:38AM on 05/20/2010
oh good, a heist movie. I hope it includes an elaborate plan, a too-cool leader, his team of guys with different specialties and around the middle of act 2 something goes horribly awry and leads to them barely escaping.

Oh, and it has to be their "last job" that they are reluctantly talked into.
oh good, a heist movie. I hope it includes an elaborate plan, a too-cool leader, his team of guys with different specialties and around the middle of act 2 something goes horribly awry and leads to them barely escaping.

Oh, and it has to be their "last job" that they are reluctantly talked into.
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9:35AM on 05/20/2010

MORE THAN ...

... just a bra, more than just a bra ...
... just a bra, more than just a bra ...
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