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Monahan's next crime

Apr. 2, 2008by:
William Monahan's Oscar-winning work on THE DEPARTED rightfully got him plenty of attention... and a whole lot of work. His second project (of seemingly many) with Leonardo DiCaprio, the CIA thriller BODY OF LIES, hits later this year, and he's developing a remake of the Korean film THE CHASER with him as well.

But naturally, what he really wants to do is direct. And he'll get behind the camera for the first time on LONDON BOULEVARD, a crime drama (hey, gotta stick with what you do best) based on the novel by Ken Bruen.

The story follows a London ex-convict who tries to go straight, but numerous people from his past and present lure him toward a life of crime. Monahan has already dug into the script and plans to shoot the movie himself in the fall. He's also working on an adaptation of John Pearson's book THE GAMBLERS and a "fact-based thriller about a drug dealer who traded a prison sentence for an undercover stint."
Extra Tidbit: Monahan's spec script TRIPOLI, which landed him the writing gig for KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, still hasn't been made.
Source: Variety

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4:01AM on 04/03/2008
I think TRIPOLI would be sick, but from what I recall, its issue was the enourmous budget it would require, and with the fact that big 'historical' epics are not as popular as before, I'm afraid it will never happen
I think TRIPOLI would be sick, but from what I recall, its issue was the enourmous budget it would require, and with the fact that big 'historical' epics are not as popular as before, I'm afraid it will never happen
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5:42AM on 04/03/2008
It's a remake! Of a recent movie! A recent ASIAN movie! BAN IT!!
It's a remake! Of a recent movie! A recent ASIAN movie! BAN IT!!
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6:14AM on 04/03/2008

I hate this hack.

I couldn't care less about this news. Doesn't anyone else see this guy for the hack he is? His work on a remake "rightully got him attention" - rightfully? What world you from? What's his next project....? Another Asian remake! The next Paul Schrader he ain't. Let him write something ORIGINAL, prove he has the stones for it. Schmuck.
I couldn't care less about this news. Doesn't anyone else see this guy for the hack he is? His work on a remake "rightully got him attention" - rightfully? What world you from? What's his next project....? Another Asian remake! The next Paul Schrader he ain't. Let him write something ORIGINAL, prove he has the stones for it. Schmuck.
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12:53PM on 04/03/2008

hold on there

Kingdom of Heaven WAS an original script and very good (if you watch the D.C.)
Kingdom of Heaven WAS an original script and very good (if you watch the D.C.)
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