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Oliver Stone to direct pot distributing Savages

03.04.2010

After directing WALL STREET 2 which is soon to release, Oliver Stone is looking to the books for his next film.

Deadline is reporting that Stone has closed a deal to direct and produce an adaptation of the novel, "Savages" by Don Winslow. The book has yet to be published but will be out in July. Winslow and Stone will collaborate on the script. Currently, the author is working on the first draft.

Here is the synopsis of the book courtesy of Deadline:

"In Savages, two pals from Laguna Beach pals share the same girlfriend and a thriving business growing and distributing the best-quality pot on the planet. When they resist being muscled by a Mexican drug cartel , the girl is kidnapped and the ransom is every cent they've made for the last five years. They agree to pay but hatch an alternate plan to get her back, get revenge, and then get lost.

Stone is hoping that "Savages" will be his follow up to WALL STREET 2. He's also putting up some of his own money for the film. This will guarantee Stone more control over the project. The novel adaptation might be the next perfect film for Stone.

Winslow has other books going into development. One titled, "The Winter of Frankie Machine" is a mob book that once had Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese attached to it. Unfortunately it never got off the ground.

Extra Tidbit: Okay, let's do it...favorite Oliver Stone film?
Source: Deadline

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4:11AM on 03/06/2010

JFK

JFK followed by Nixon and Platoon. Any Given Sunday is great guilty pleasure too
JFK followed by Nixon and Platoon. Any Given Sunday is great guilty pleasure too
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3:54AM on 03/05/2010
1)Platoon 2)Wallstreet 3)heaven and earth
4) the doors

PS: This sounds great. I have high hopes that Stone is back on track! Just don't let Shia Lebeaouf come near this...
1)Platoon 2)Wallstreet 3)heaven and earth
4) the doors

PS: This sounds great. I have high hopes that Stone is back on track! Just don't let Shia Lebeaouf come near this...
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2:03AM on 03/05/2010
Cool I'll see it.

Natural Born Killers! Balls out and no pulled punches, Oliver at his best.
Cool I'll see it.

Natural Born Killers! Balls out and no pulled punches, Oliver at his best.
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10:37PM on 03/04/2010
The Doors
The Doors
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9:56PM on 03/04/2010

Has to be JFK...

Born on the 4th of July, second... and maybe I'm the only one- but I totally dig the shit out of W.
Born on the 4th of July, second... and maybe I'm the only one- but I totally dig the shit out of W.
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12:03AM on 03/05/2010
JFK's the shit
JFK's the shit
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9:55PM on 03/04/2010
Hands down my favorite is Talk Radio.
Hands down my favorite is Talk Radio.
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9:47PM on 03/04/2010
Tough one but probably JFK.
Tough one but probably JFK.
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9:33PM on 03/04/2010

Platoon

Because he gets owned by Charlie. (Viet Cong, not Sheen ...)
Because he gets owned by Charlie. (Viet Cong, not Sheen ...)
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9:26PM on 03/04/2010
natural born killers
jfk
natural born killers
jfk
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9:31PM on 03/04/2010
Love Natural Born Killers too. I have watched and analyzed that film well over 1,000 times. Classic.
Love Natural Born Killers too. I have watched and analyzed that film well over 1,000 times. Classic.
8:38PM on 03/04/2010
Born on the Fourth of July for sure.
Born on the Fourth of July for sure.
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8:34PM on 03/04/2010
Extra tidbit: Born On The Fourth Of July hands down. Natural Born Killers 2nd. This project sounds freaking great too.
Extra tidbit: Born On The Fourth Of July hands down. Natural Born Killers 2nd. This project sounds freaking great too.
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8:33PM on 03/04/2010

Gotta go with

1) Platoon 2) JFK 3) Born on the Fourth of July
1) Platoon 2) JFK 3) Born on the Fourth of July
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8:35PM on 03/04/2010
JFK is a great great film too.
JFK is a great great film too.
8:31PM on 03/04/2010
Extra tidbit, Platoon and Wall Street, though the latter one looks dated if you consider fashion and big cell phones. Other than that, Wall Street is entertaining.
Extra tidbit, Platoon and Wall Street, though the latter one looks dated if you consider fashion and big cell phones. Other than that, Wall Street is entertaining.
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