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Title: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: antonis on April 20, 2017, 12:23:12 PM
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EXCLUSIVE: Clint Eastwood has firmed the next film he will direct. He’ll helm a drama based on the book The 15:17 To Paris: The True Story Of A Terrorist, A Train, And Three American Heroes. The book was written by Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and Jeffrey E. Stern; the life rights of the heroes Sadler, Skarlatos and Stone are part of the package. Newcomer scribe Dorothy Blyskal wrote the script, and Eastwood will begin casting right away to start production later this year. Eastwood will produce with Tim Moore, Kristina Rivera and Jessica Meier
This keeps Eastwood on the track of building crowd-pleasing movies out of true stories about ordinary men in extraordinary situations. That included Sully, the hit film about Chesley Sullenberger (Tom Hanks), the heroic airline pilot who landed US Airways flight 1549 in the Hudson River after the engines were damages by birds right after takeoff. Before that, Eastwood directed the blockbuster American Sniper, about Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) and the toll his precise shooting in Iraq took on himself and his family.

Here, Eastwood makes room for a trio of heroes in Sadler, Skarlatos and Stone. In August 2015, an ISIS terrorist boarded train #9364 from Brussels to Paris. Armed with an AK-47 and enough ammo to kill more than 500 people, the terrorist might have succeeded except for three American friends who refused to give in to fear. Stone was a martial arts enthusiast and airman first class in the U.S. Air Force, Skarlatos was a member of the Oregon National Guard, and all three pals proved fearless as they charged and ultimately overpowered the gunman after he emerged from a bathroom armed and ready to kill. They most certainly averted a mass tragedy.

http://deadline.com/2017/04/clint-eastwood-the-1517-to-paris-anthony-sadler-alek-skarlatos-spencer-stone-terrorism-warner-bros-1202073016/
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Rawhide7 on April 20, 2017, 05:30:39 PM
Very happy to hear that Clint didn't retire. I'll take anything he does acting or directing.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: antonis on April 20, 2017, 11:20:47 PM
One comment only ?
Where is everybody?
This is an Eastwood forum and some great news just appeard.
Suppose the weather thread is more interesting  :-\
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Macpherson on April 21, 2017, 12:56:01 AM
Great news indeed....topical, relevant  and torn from today's headlines.....can't  wait. :)
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: KC on April 21, 2017, 07:11:13 AM
Somehow, I didn't check in here last night, sorry!

Yes, this is good news, though some of us will have the usual complaints about yet another film in the "based on a true story" line.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Christopher on April 21, 2017, 07:47:03 AM
I saw the story posted last night on facebook but it was a bit too late to stop by the board to see if anyone had posted it already.

Sounds very interesting! I'm guessing we might see this released next year perhaps.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Aline on April 21, 2017, 07:57:12 AM
Yay!!! I knew he had something new for us! Great news! O0
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Matt on April 21, 2017, 10:06:10 AM
Great to hear he's got more for us. That was a long wait.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: antonis on April 21, 2017, 11:19:05 AM
I'm not that familiar with the people involved in the incident.Meaning that I know the story but,nothing more. That's why I haven't got any cast suggestions / preferences. A little help pls ?
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Dan Dassow on April 21, 2017, 12:32:00 PM
Great news!

Unfortunately, real life frequently intervenes to prevent a more timely response.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: AKA23 on April 21, 2017, 04:41:58 PM
It is definitely good news that Eastwood will be getting back to work directing a new film soon, though I never bought into the idea that he may have retired, so I am not surprised. "Sully" turned out to be a much better movie than I anticipated it would be when it was first announced, so I have learned my lesson and will be keeping an open mind about this project. I am a bit disappointed that Eastwood is directing yet another true-life story. He's practically created a cottage industry directing true life stories at this point, and more recently, has decided to depict stories of American heroism, so I'd love for someone to ask him why he is making the decision to do both so consistently at this point in his career.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Perry on April 21, 2017, 05:58:48 PM


This is a good story. In all fairness I think the reason Eastwood has been doing these type of 'true story'movies is basically there isnt anyone writing anything original that's quality these days.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: antonis on April 22, 2017, 10:03:47 PM
I'm not that familiar with the people involved in the incident.Meaning that I know the story but,nothing more. That's why I haven't got any cast suggestions / preferences. A little help pls ?

Found it

(http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Clint+Eastwood+Spike+TV+Guys+Choice+2016+Show+yRAgD9q6kuDl.jpg)

http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Clint+Eastwood/Spike+TV+Guys+Choice+2016+Show/yRAgD9q6kuD

Ryan Phillippe,Chris Rock ... :D
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 24, 2017, 07:28:31 PM
Geez, you go away for a long weekend and BAM, out comes the news of a new Eastwood film.

As usual, looking forward to it immensely!! 8)
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: -satu- on April 25, 2017, 09:52:02 PM
He certainly seems to keep directing about these true life heroes. I'm happy we finally have news.  :)
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: KC on April 25, 2017, 11:07:10 PM
Anyone else keep reading the thread title as "The 3:10 to Yuma"  ... come to think of it, it's pretty close, since 15:17 is 3:10 on the twelve hour clock! :D
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Dan Dassow on April 25, 2017, 11:21:02 PM
Anyone else keep reading the thread title as "The 3:10 to Yuma"  ... come to think of it, it's pretty close, since 15:17 is 3:10 on the twelve hour clock! :D
Yes, I've been reading this thread as "3:17 PM to Yuma".   ;)

I have my watch set to military time.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 25, 2017, 11:41:25 PM
We need to come up with a new title. My pick is:

Terror Train
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Matt on April 26, 2017, 08:05:21 AM
Terror Train sounds better -- might get better box office too.  I'd vote for that. But, it doesn't sound like a Clint title at all.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Christopher on April 26, 2017, 08:29:55 AM
Terror Train was a good 1980 slasher movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081617/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Matt on April 26, 2017, 08:36:49 AM
Terror Train was a good 1980 slasher movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081617/?ref_=nv_sr_1

The title goes give off the slasher (and 1980's) vibe. But they do need something better than this 3:10 to Yuma-esque title.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Perry on April 26, 2017, 06:41:25 PM

Cory Hardrict I can see in one of the roles ....Forget Ryan Phillippe...He already ruined one movie of Eastwood's....
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: KC on April 26, 2017, 07:20:47 PM
How about Snakes on a Train? ;)
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Dan Dassow on April 26, 2017, 09:13:41 PM
How about Snakes on a Train? ;)
On Track to be Heroes  ;)
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Matt on April 26, 2017, 09:46:58 PM
On Track to be Heroes  ;)

 O0
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Gant on April 29, 2017, 11:51:27 PM
Glad to hear Clints back at work... tho I'd prefer original drama along the lines of Mystic River or Million Dollar Baby, I'll  still look forward to this...
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: palooka on May 09, 2017, 12:36:28 AM
Great news. Hopefully this will film in Europe.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Hemlock on June 19, 2017, 02:53:45 PM
Sad to say but I´m one of those people who are not that much looking forward to see another"true stroy"film by Eastwood.Sully was good enough even though it felt a bit like slightly advanced TV-movie and American Sniper was even great but still I was hoping something different from Eastwood...maybe something like the films Mystic River,Million Dollar Baby or Gran Torino were.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Macpherson on June 26, 2017, 12:04:37 AM
Looks like filming is imminent. .... :)

http://www.projectcasting.com/casting-calls-acting-auditions/clint-eastwoods-1517-paris-atlanta-open-casting-call
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: KC on June 26, 2017, 12:31:02 AM
Thanks, Macpherson. Yes, it looks like this is really happening. From the above link:

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Clint Eastwood and Warner Bros.’ new movie started production in Georgia this May. Based on the true story, “The 15:17 to Paris” tells the story of three American soldiers who stopped a terrorist plot on a train bound for Paris. The film is based on the book by Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and Jeffrey E. Stern. Dorothy Blyskal will write the script, according to Variety.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Christopher on June 26, 2017, 05:39:50 AM
Oh, great, it's already started production!
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: AKA23 on June 27, 2017, 03:45:30 AM
This is happening. Eastwood confirms. Filming should start in August and he thinks that the movie will likely be released later this year. In the longer article, which I did not full copy below, he also shares that this project came together during a conversation he had after he introduced the men who are the focus of this story at an awards show.

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Eastwood's terrorism film: 'He's not going to sugarcoat it'

By PAUL MILLER
Published: June 23, 2017

 FORMER CARMEL Mayor Clint Eastwood became famous playing fictional tough guys like Rowdy Yates and Dirty Harry. Lately, he’s achieved even greater fame as the director of films about real-life heroes — including Iraq vet Chris Kyle and pilot Sully Sullenberger.
Now, Eastwood is working on his next project, about three friends who stopped a terrorist attack two years ago on a train in France. One of them, a U.S. Air Force enlisted man named Spencer Stone, did something very few people have done and lived to tell about: Without a weapon or anything to defend himself, he charged a fanatical and heavily armed enemy, knocking him to the ground. And then he and his friends, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, disarmed the man and rendered him unconscious, saving dozens, if not hundreds, of innocent lives in the process.

“It was a very important event, because there were so many people on the train, and the guy had hundreds of rounds of ammunition, and he could have done a tremendous amount of damage,” Eastwood said. “And there’s no reason to think he wasn’t going to.”

At his office on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, Eastwood is busy these days refining the shooting schedule, while his casting directors are choosing the actors, costumers are picking the outfits, and set designers are planning the shots — all routine tasks for a major Hollywood picture. But the film, “The 15:17 to Paris,” which Eastwood says will probably be released later this year, has a story that promises to be unprecedented in its heart-stopping impact, yet which carries a timeless message of people putting their lives on the line to protect others....

In January, after negotiations over the book were completed, a writer was brought in to develop the screenplay, and the production process got into full swing.

“They flew us down to Burbank, and we had a chance to chill with Clint in his office, and look at his Oscars, and meet the casting director so he could figure out our mannerisms, and they asked us what kind of clothes we wore that day, and they wanted pictures of us when we were kids, and things like that,” Stone said.

The budget for the film will be $30 million to $40 million, according to Eastwood, with photography getting underway in August — two years after the unforgettable events that happened to three normal guys on a perfectly normal European vacation...

http://www.pineconearchive.com/170623-1.html
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Christopher on June 28, 2017, 11:55:42 AM
Oh, perhaps the quote from KC's post is saying preproduction started in May for the movie. ???
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: KC on June 29, 2017, 12:06:51 AM
Yes, I took it to mean preproduction. But if it's going to be released this year, things would seem to be moving right along.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Macpherson on July 11, 2017, 12:22:36 PM
Off we go....... :)

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/867233-clint-eastwoods-the-1517-to-paris-begins-production
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: AKA23 on July 11, 2017, 12:54:55 PM
Its always a thrill for me when a new Eastwood film begins production. I do find it an odd choice that the three heroes will be playing themselves. Ffor me, Tom Hanks portrayal of Sully was a big part of why the film worked. I would have liked to see A list actors portraying these roles.

I also notice that Blu Murray, according to the article, will be serving as editor again, as was the case with Sully, and not Joel Cox, Eastwood's long-time editor. If thats not a mistake, I wonder why that is.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: KC on July 11, 2017, 08:22:23 PM
I think it extremely odd that Eastwood would choose nonprofessionals to play the three lead roles. ???
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: 66harley on July 12, 2017, 07:45:04 AM
Proud to see Clint Eastwood using the people who actually did the heroic deed. I am positive that he will produce a great movie and will help in some way to reward these brave men for their actions. Bravery being, you are scared $#!tless but you do what needs to be done anyway. If any body can make a great movie out of this, it will be Mr. Eastwood! The hell with the critics and the naysayers. This movie needs to be out there so people can see what actually occurs in a SHTF scenario like a terrorist attack. Maybe they will re-think their preconceived notions. Not everybody has the gumption and wits about themselves to actually do something and succeed. We need more citizens who actually do something and fight back, rather than just stand there with their mouth open and their eyes bugging out.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: antonis on July 12, 2017, 08:31:45 AM
I think it extremely odd that Eastwood would choose nonprofessionals to play the three lead roles. ???

That's true but, we'll have to see the finished film in order to decide if it is a smart choice or not.The fact is that the man ain't afraid to take risks. And he is the only one around (in Hollywood at least) :)
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Hammerhead on July 12, 2017, 02:05:02 PM
Not convinced. The non actors nearly ruined Gran Torino.

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Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: AKA23 on July 12, 2017, 02:15:30 PM
I admire Eastwood's desire to be authentic, and I think that may be what's driving his decision here, but in my opinion, acting is a skill. Just because these may be great guys who saved everyone on the train, it doesn't necessarily follow that they are also the right choices to act out these roles on film.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Gant on July 12, 2017, 03:31:02 PM
From what I've read actors will be involved as well so maybe the real life heroes part in the movie may be fairly small.. ?
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Matt on July 12, 2017, 03:58:27 PM
Non actors also have zero box office cred.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: KC on July 12, 2017, 10:01:46 PM
From what I've read actors will be involved as well so maybe the real life heroes part in the movie may be fairly small.. ?

Well, the story linked to on the previous page says ...

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The heroic trio is comprised of Anthony Sadler, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Spencer Stone, who play themselves in the film.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Gant on July 12, 2017, 10:22:02 PM
I can't do links I'm afraid but the story I read about the casting  is on the bbc website where it says actors will portray the three when younger.. Maybe it's possible that, that will take up quite a large portion of the film..
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: KC on July 13, 2017, 07:27:37 AM
I can't do links I'm afraid but the story I read about the casting  is on the bbc website where it says actors will portray the three when younger.. Maybe it's possible that, that will take up quite a large portion of the film..

Thanks, Gant. Here is the link to the BBC story:
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-40580174

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Clint Eastwood's new film about three Americans who stopped a terror attack on a train to Paris will star the real-life heroes of that 2015 incident. Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone will play themselves in The 15:17 to Paris, based on the book they co-wrote with Jeffrey E Stern. Actors will play younger versions of the trio in the film, which is thought to focus on the three men's friendship.

It also says:
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The film is the latest in a series of movies Eastwood has made based on real-life people in extraordinary situations. His last film, Sully, told of pilot Chesley Sullenberger, who landed his damaged plane on the Hudson River in 2009.

If made, The 15:17 to Paris will not be the first fact-inspired film to feature non-actors in leading roles. In 2012 release Act of Valour, real-life Navy Seals were shown embarking on a fictional covert mission.

There is a tradition, meanwhile, of the subjects of Hollywood biopics appearing in the films they inspired. Jim Garrison had a small role in JFK, which dramatised his investigations into the Kennedy assassination, while lawyer Erin Brockovich made a cameo in the 2000 film about her life.

Another notable example is Audie Murphy, a decorated soldier who turned to acting after World War II and went on to play himself in the 1955 film version of his memoir To Hell and Back.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Perry on July 13, 2017, 05:28:39 PM


       Harold Russell. Thats all I have to say.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: MC on July 14, 2017, 06:46:38 AM
20 years after casting the Lady Chablis as herself, Clint is back to rolling with non-actors depicting themselves :)

Given the more dramatic nature of these roles, the decision does feel like a real head-scratcher ... but at this stage, like everyone else, I'm just glad Clint's still in the game.

Will be interesting to see where he takes the story and how the casting plays out ...
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: AKA23 on July 14, 2017, 08:18:14 AM
I agree that it is pretty impressive that Eastwood is still able to direct movies at 87 years old! I think this is a testament to the benefits of exercise and dedicating oneself to living a healthy lifestyle. It has really paid off for him!
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Perry on July 14, 2017, 06:45:51 PM


If you consider the fact most movies today are nothing but computer enchanced drivel and Marvel comic book nonsense I welcome the fact Eastwood is using 'Non Actors'. These guys will probably do a better job than the clowns in Hollywood. Anyone in this website can act. Harold Russell in " The Best Years Of Our Lives' was outstanding in that movie to prove a point. Remember also, Eastwood cast Jolie and Ryan Phillippe who are considered actors and they ruined two of his movies.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Macpherson on July 27, 2017, 02:44:31 PM
Filming in Atlanta since July 10th...... :)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4734118/Clint-Eastwood-wears-floppy-camo-hat-Atlanta-movie-set.html
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Rawhide7 on August 03, 2017, 02:10:42 PM
I agree that it is pretty impressive that Eastwood is still able to direct movies at 87 years old! I think this is a testament to the benefits of exercise and dedicating oneself to living a healthy lifestyle. It has really paid off for him!

I agree. Over the last few yrs I've adopted an Eastwood type healthy lifestyle. Eating healthy exercising regularly and practicing relaxation techniques. It's made a huge difference in my life. I hope to be just like Clint at age 87.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: ceinjapan on August 10, 2017, 09:06:34 AM
They have done atlanta shooting.
Mr Artur To posted this picture on his SNS

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DG2wN2vUwAAqeVi.jpg)
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Macpherson on August 16, 2017, 03:42:16 PM
Clint  filming in Venice. ...... :)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4796298/Clint-Eastwood-87-arrives-set-15-17-Paris.html
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: AKA23 on August 16, 2017, 04:45:45 PM
Great photos! You can see from the gleam in his eyes and his overall demeanor in these photos that he still has such enthusiasm for filmmaking. It is heartening to see that! 
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Post by: Macpherson on August 17, 2017, 02:19:58 PM
Day 2 of filming in Venice. ....first look at  Anthony Sadler and Spencer Stone.....7 more photos.. :)

http://www.ansa.it/sito/notizie/cultura/cinema/2017/08/17/eastwood-a-venezia-2a-giornata-ciak_18babf9f-3dc0-4dbd-81de-71cc9930a0f9.html
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Jed Cooper on August 21, 2017, 05:51:42 PM
Clint  filming in Venice. ...... :)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4796298/Clint-Eastwood-87-arrives-set-15-17-Paris.html

Nice! Thanks for sharing!


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Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Macpherson on August 24, 2017, 03:04:14 PM
Clint filming in Paris now....... :)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4821032/Clint-Eastwood-87-business-set-latest-film.html
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Macpherson on August 25, 2017, 11:40:28 AM
Clint is filming in the Paris suburbs........but this time it's standing in for Berlin!!!... :)

https://m.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2031036373849670.1073742037.1385387815081199&type=3
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: KC on August 25, 2017, 07:08:14 PM
Thanks for the updates! :)
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Post by: palooka on August 29, 2017, 12:13:54 AM
I was privileged to spend a day on set in Paris on Friday.

As always, Clint's sets are a truly wonderful place to be. The crew, although under great pressure because of a special location, were in brilliant form and as friendly as they were efficient.

Clint is still the master. Incredibly energetic and enthusiastic moving around like a 30 year old even with such a long day.

The 3 stars of the movie are just lovely people. Very humble about their actions and clearly thrilled to be making a movie with Clint Eastwood.

We managed to get a couple of pictures at the end of the day and I'll look at posting those later.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: KC on August 29, 2017, 07:07:35 AM
That is great, Palooka!  :)
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Rawhide7 on August 29, 2017, 08:58:14 PM
Very cool palooka. I am so jealous of you.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Matt on August 29, 2017, 09:04:50 PM
Hope we get to see you in the film.  O0
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Post by: Saman Moradkhani on August 30, 2017, 06:07:00 AM
well guys. how do you feel about this project overall? I mean its a true story. it casts true real-life heroes (non-actors)of that train. Clint is just about to finish the filming after almost 2 months, the screenplay writer is a rookie and its her fisrt feature script. and no joel cox of course. I am both optimistic and pessimistic. how do you feel? is it gonna be a great film again? I hope so 
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: KC on August 30, 2017, 07:11:51 AM
We all hope so, Saman Moradkhani! Clint has always been a risk taker, but they often pay off.

Welcome to the Board! :)
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Saman Moradkhani on August 30, 2017, 08:02:01 AM
Thank you dude.  :) :) :)
Yeah you are right. Clint surprises all the time. Hope to see a magnificent film.  :angel:
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Rawhide7 on August 30, 2017, 02:27:12 PM
My bet is it's going to be a great film. Despite those things rookies no Joel cox non actors I firmly believe it will be a good movie. I think it's cool that he's using the real life heroes in the film. How many movies do that. It's cool to do something different outside the box. Lately clints directed movies have been stellar movies. American sniper and sully were great. Like KC said he's a risk taker and his risk usually pay off. Out of all the 60 something movies he's acted in his career there's only about 6 of those movies I don't particularly care for. To me that's pretty darn good.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Christopher on August 30, 2017, 05:04:58 PM
palooka, glad to hear you got to spend some more time on an Eastwood set! How many does this make for you?
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Rawhide7 on August 30, 2017, 05:55:52 PM
I was curious about that too. How many Eastwood movies have you been there on set?  You defenately have the connections.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: palooka on August 30, 2017, 11:35:32 PM
Thanks guys. This is my 5th time as an extra on a Clint film.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Saman Moradkhani on August 31, 2017, 01:17:07 AM
Thank you Rawhide7 for your great response. yes i do believe it's going to be a pretty good movie too. Clint looks so enthusiastic for this one and i guess there is sth special about it and its story. after a while Clint is back in Europe again for making a movie, there are a great team of huge talent around this movie and considering all the aspects and buzzes, this must be a great movie indeed. Do you think there is a chance for Clint and the movie in terms of Academy? 
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: ceinjapan on August 31, 2017, 10:25:36 AM
palooka!,
you should write a book!!
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Rawhide7 on August 31, 2017, 08:45:50 PM
Actually I do feel this film will be nominated for an academy. Can't say it will actually win. But when Clints involved there's always a chance to win. I truly believe it will be very good suspense thriller and very heroic movie. Clint will make it entertaining and interesting just like American sniper and sully were great.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: KC on September 01, 2017, 02:16:04 AM
Let's not get ahead of ourselves with the Oscar predictions! ;)
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Rawhide7 on September 01, 2017, 02:18:44 AM
Sorry KC I'm just optimistic. Will have to wait and see.
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Post by: Saman Moradkhani on September 01, 2017, 03:41:06 AM
The ultra liberal Hollywood is in Trump era. And this is an Eastwood film, a heroic and patriotic one from the man who screws liberals always. Box office can be a very significant factor in its chances for Oscars. Overall, I do hope strongly to see Clint in Oscar night if not, it doesn't worth to watch
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Saman Moradkhani on September 01, 2017, 04:16:54 AM
Final days of shooting in Paris  :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:
Clint is in Arras station for shooting several scenes of his upcoming drama. He has rented Thalys train for 5 days, fully equipped train for day and night shooting.
Sounds amazing
http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/211520/article/2017-09-01/clint-eastwood-en-gare-pour-le-tournage-de-son-prochain-film-15-17-paris#utm_medium=redaction&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=page-fan-arras
 
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Post by: palooka on September 03, 2017, 11:33:34 PM
Filming should be finished now. Assuming they are on schedule - and Clint is always, at the very least, on schedule.
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Post by: exit00 on September 18, 2017, 03:33:05 PM
My bet is it's going to be a great film. Despite those things rookies no Joel cox non actors I firmly believe it will be a good movie. I think it's cool that he's using the real life heroes in the film. How many movies do that. It's cool to do something different outside the box.

Yeah, I agree... it's great that Clint regularly does something different outside the norm.  If this was your typical Hollywood movie, there would be at least a couple of big stars commanding the screen.

I'm also curious if Clint will use IMAX cameras to film most of the movie like he did with Sully.
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Post by: Saman Moradkhani on September 28, 2017, 03:27:55 PM
Any updates from The 15:17 to Paris guys?
the picture is in its post-production phase and good news are expected soon. can't wait anymore. 
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: AKA23 on October 24, 2017, 05:38:08 PM
This will be released worldwide on February 9, 2018.

http://variety.com/2017/film/box-office/clint-eastwood-1517-to-paris-february-release-1202598422/
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: KC on October 24, 2017, 09:17:16 PM
^ From the above link:

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The studio did not indicate whether “The 15:17 to Paris” would have an Academy Awards qualifying release before the end of the year.
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Post by: antonis on October 25, 2017, 02:21:52 AM
If they also plan a limited release  during the holidays this release in the middle of the Oscar season means a lot.We'll have to see.
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Post by: Saman Moradkhani on October 25, 2017, 04:32:02 AM
just got confused if the pic gets an oscar qualifying release. it will be fantastic to see how this movie deals with the members of academy. Hope to see that coming.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: KC on November 22, 2017, 12:34:10 AM
The current issue of Entertainment Weekly (December 1) has a brief interview with Clint, and this picture:

(https://imagesvc.timeincapp.com/v3/mm/image?url=https%3A%2F%2Fewedit.files.wordpress.com%2F2017%2F11%2F000269169hr.jpg%3Fw%3D2000&w=800&q=85)

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Clint Eastwood’s The 15:17 to Paris depicts how passengers on a French train in August 2015 overwhelmed an armed terrorist, preventing a probable mass shooting. It’s also a grand experiment for the 87-year-old filmmaker, who cast many of the real people involved in the incident to play themselves, including three young Americans (Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone). Did anyone suggest he think twice about that decision? “Oh, yeah,” he says. “A lot of people suggested that.”

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How did you come to cast the actual people as the film’s leads?
I looked at a lot of very good actors who could possibly have done the job. But I kept looking at the faces of these young men — “boys,” I call them. I thought these faces were unique. It just struck me that it would be an interesting experiment. It could be bold or reckless, depending on how it comes out. [Laughs] Anyway, they were enthusiastic about trying it, so we went with them, and I think people will be a little surprised. But as we got going, I started looking at other people who were involved. I thought, I wonder if they’d all like to come back? One thing led to another.

http://ew.com/movies/2017/11/21/clint-eastwood-1517-to-paris-first-look/
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Post by: Gant on November 22, 2017, 03:16:29 AM
Very intriguing .. Looking forward to seeing if they pull it off... Cool that Clint is still up for trying something daring..
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Post by: Christopher on November 22, 2017, 05:51:46 AM
I'm looking forward to seeing how this comes out too. O0
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Post by: KC on November 26, 2017, 06:03:22 PM
Coincidentally (or not), the Film Society of Lincoln Center is currently screening a 37-film series devoted to "The Non-Actor":

https://www.filmlinc.org/series/the-non-actor/

It includes films by such acknowledged cinematic masters as Robert Bresson, Abbas Kiarostami, Roberto Rossellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sergei Eisenstein, Satyajit Ray and F.W. Murnau, as well as a director Clint worked with, Vittorio De Sica. There's a related article on casting non-actors in the current issue of the Society's magazine Film Comment, available online here:

https://www.filmcomment.com/article/one-in-a-million/

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Ever since the workers left the Lumičre Factory, “real people” have played an essential role in cinema. The notion of what constitutes nonprofessionals or non-actors can be a slippery one, but broadly speaking, the sociopolitical authenticity and unfiltered psychological realism presumed in such casting has been sought at least since Italian neorealism. (Or some fusion of the two: “People ask, where did you find these faces?” Fellini said to Roger Ebert in 1969. “None of them are professional actors; these faces come from my private dreams.”) Today, a tradition of utilizing non-actors is alive and well in films from the U.S. to Taiwan to Iran, but there remains something radical in featuring an untrained performer on screen. The non-actor problematizes the tidy binary between documentary and fiction we commonly accept, opening an ontological can of worms and causing us to question what we mean by realism and naturalism.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: KC on November 26, 2017, 06:13:13 PM
It was about time we changed the title of this thread. Please post all news stories and features here until the film has screened for critics and/or audiences, at which time we'll start a "Reviews and Features in the Media" thread.

I'm actually beginning to be really curious about this one.
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Post by: Macpherson on December 12, 2017, 04:02:56 PM
First trailer is on its way..... :)

https://www.alberta.ca/recently-rated-trailers.aspx

Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Macpherson on December 13, 2017, 05:04:10 AM
According to IMDB page for The 15 17 to Paris the music is composed by the renowned Thomas Newman......His scores can capture Americana like fewer others........an interesting move.....

 :)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6802308/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Saman Moradkhani on December 13, 2017, 07:45:25 AM
Yes guys.I was the one who noticed who is gonna compose the music and then edited the IMDB page for The15:17 to Paris. I am hyped for this one. and as you all know this is the first time a major and well-decorated music composer is composing soundtracks for An Eastwood film in a long time. Please share your minds and how do you feel about this?
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: palooka on December 13, 2017, 09:19:39 AM
Trailer looks good

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/trailers/909227-the-trailer-for-clint-eastwoods-1517-to-paris
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Saman Moradkhani on December 13, 2017, 09:38:41 AM
Trailer looks fantastic. what's your idea?
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Post by: antonis on December 13, 2017, 09:42:07 AM
The trailer looks good ,I'll definitely see the movie but, it's getting boring this American hero kind of flick.
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Post by: Macpherson on December 13, 2017, 10:45:53 AM
Confused now ! ......The trailer just released credits music to Christian Jacob who also wrote the music for Sully......Clint would appear to be staying loyal to his crew.....Thomas Newman? ??

Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Macpherson on December 14, 2017, 12:14:45 PM
Interesting behind the scenes featurette on the making of The 15 17 to Paris, and why Clint cast the real - life heroes in the film.....

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/0/1517-paris-featurette-clint-eastwood-explains-cast-real-life/


 :)
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: AKA23 on December 19, 2017, 07:14:10 PM
I'm not sure why this hasn't been posted yet, but this film has been re-rated PG-13 on appeal. Some interesting background: Eastwood personally represented the film before the board. He also has a demonstrated track record of success in this area. Both "A Perfect World" and "The Bridges of Madison County" were originally given an R rating. They were re-rated to be PG-13 on appeal. This is unusual as only something like slightly above 10% of ratings are ever appealed, ahd Eastwood has not only done so but done so successfully on three separate occasions. I guess it's tough to say no to the man who played "Dirty Harry!"

http://deadline.com/2017/12/15-17-to-paris-rating-changed-pg-13-clint-eastwood-1202227274/
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Macpherson on December 20, 2017, 02:36:56 AM
Well noted AKA23 . ....you can read the actual press release download from the appeals board below......

https://www.filmratings.com/News

 ;)
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Post by: Christopher on December 20, 2017, 07:37:51 AM
I'd never heard before that A Perfect World and Bridges of Madison County were both originally R-rated. Assuming no cuts were made for this to happen, PG-13 seems more appropriate in both cases.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Macpherson on December 22, 2017, 01:36:51 AM
New poster available at the official movie website....

https://m.facebook.com/1517toparis/
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Post by: Gant on December 22, 2017, 11:22:22 AM
I'm excited about this release.. I think the trailer looks great..
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Post by: Saman Moradkhani on December 23, 2017, 03:04:15 AM
Poster and the trailer really look great guys. Can't wait more.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on December 28, 2017, 07:11:36 PM
Yes I agree cant wait to see this movie.  The trailer does look great.  Looking forward to seeing this at the theatre in February.
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Post by: KC on January 02, 2018, 09:47:53 PM
The Times does a feature where they review notable trailers. Here's their story on The 15:17 to Paris:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/13/movies/trailer-the-1517-to-paris-from-clint-eastwood.html

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In 2016, the director Clint Eastwood dramatized the story of an airline pilot who saved a planeload of passengers in “Sully,” and now he’s recreating another real-life onboard rescue in “The 15:17 to Paris.” But while he cast one of the world’s biggest movie stars, Tom Hanks, as the pilot, this time the filmmaker enlisted the actual Americans who thwarted a 2015 terrorist attack on a European train to play themselves: Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone.

The newly released trailer for the drama, based on the book written by the three men (with Jeffrey E. Stern), features scenes of their friendship, their childhood and the European trip that brought them international renown. While the men had no professional acting experience, Mr. Skarlatos did make it to the finals of “Dancing With the Stars” shortly after the incident.

Mr. Eastwood has surrounded the neophytes with seasoned pros, and the trailer includes footage of Jenna Fischer (“The Office”) and Judy Greer (“The Descendants”) as the mothers of Mr. Skarlatos and Mr. Stone. Of course the major draw here is the director, who scored the biggest hit of his career with “American Sniper” (2014), which grossed $350 million in North America alone.

“The 15:17 to Paris” targets a similarly broad audience with the populist tagline “In the face of fear, ordinary people can do the extraordinary.” Warner Bros. will release the film in theaters on Feb. 9.
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Post by: Peter Greenhill on January 09, 2018, 01:26:19 PM
Does anybody know who is scoring this movie? There are rumours that it's Thomas Newman but nothing confirmed.

Any help appreciated.......thanks
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Post by: KC on January 09, 2018, 11:23:23 PM
The Warner Bros. site gives the composer as Christian Jacob: https://www.warnerbros.com/1517-paris
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Post by: Peter Greenhill on January 10, 2018, 06:56:19 AM
Thanks for that clarification,,,,,,
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Post by: Macpherson on January 11, 2018, 12:30:44 PM
The BBFC  (British Board of Film Classification ) has passed The 15 17 to Paris with a 15 certificate and a running time of 94 minutes
(93 min 44 sec)

Another lean and tightly filmed/edited movie in the vein of Sully it would appear....

http://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/1517-paris-2018

 :)
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Post by: palooka on January 12, 2018, 01:14:03 AM
I just found out that I did make the final cut of the film - so happy.
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Post by: KC on January 12, 2018, 08:20:07 AM
You're building up quite a body of work there, palooka! :D
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Post by: Saman Moradkhani on January 12, 2018, 12:53:56 PM
95 minute run time. it feels great. how do you feel guys?
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Post by: Christopher on January 12, 2018, 06:40:28 PM
Awesome, palooka!
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 13, 2018, 02:20:04 PM
95 minute run time. it feels great. how do you feel guys?

 8) 8)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 13, 2018, 02:21:30 PM
I just found out that I did make the final cut of the film - so happy.

That's great palooka. Do you only act in Clint's films or do you appear in other films as well?
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Post by: Christopher on January 13, 2018, 02:21:55 PM
This movie, like Sully, does feel as if it wouldn't need a long run time to tell the story, so around 95 minutes does sound good.
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Post by: palooka on January 15, 2018, 01:26:24 AM
That's great palooka. Do you only act in Clint's films or do you appear in other films as well?

"Act" might be a bit of a stretch! I have a friend who is an assistant director and he got me in "Edge of Tomorrow", "24 Live Another Day" and Bob Hoskins' last film ""Outside Bet".
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Post by: Christopher on January 21, 2018, 06:10:04 PM
"Act" might be a bit of a stretch! I have a friend who is an assistant director and he got me in "Edge of Tomorrow", "24 Live Another Day" and Bob Hoskins' last film ""Outside Bet".
O0 I've seen Edge of Tomorrow.

I saw the trailer for The 15:17 to Paris at the theater the other night. I hope it turns out well. The fact that the actual people are portraying themselves could go a long way in getting audiences interested in checking it out.
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Post by: KC on January 21, 2018, 10:07:12 PM
I saw an advertisement for the film on the back of a newsstand yesterday. I was going to take a picture, but it was a video screen and by the time I had my phone out, it had changed to the next ad.
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Post by: Gant on January 22, 2018, 01:30:05 AM
I agree Christopher...
I think there'll be a huge buzz surrounding the casting of the real life heroes..
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 22, 2018, 01:36:53 AM
What interests me is how it's going to be a thriller like in the trailer because with the real life people playing themselves it's obvious they survive? ???
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Post by: Saman Moradkhani on January 23, 2018, 05:05:58 PM
Check Out this great Featurette, director's vision
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfGoYSLSyS8&feature=youtu.be
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Post by: palooka on January 26, 2018, 01:22:50 AM
TV interview with the heroes.

http://www.fox5atlanta.com/good-day/the-1517-to-paris-real-life-heroes-on-good-day-atlanta
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Post by: Perry on January 27, 2018, 04:41:31 PM


IMDb has the movie clocked at 1 hour and 34 minutes. I wasn't too enamored with the trailer. Personally, If the movie gets good reviews I'll see it.
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Post by: Christopher on January 28, 2018, 04:20:17 PM

IMDb has the movie clocked at 1 hour and 34 minutes. I wasn't too enamored with the trailer. Personally, If the movie gets good reviews I'll see it.
I'm going to go see it (probably either the first day or within the first week), but I do get what you mean. I'd felt the same way about Sully but was pleasantly surprised that it exceeded any expectations.
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Post by: AKA23 on January 28, 2018, 05:18:45 PM
Since becoming an Eastwood fan, the only movies of his that I have not seen in the theater are "The Bridges of Madison County" (I was 11 when that came out and it didn't appeal to me), "Blood Work" (I was out of the country), and "Hereafter (I can't remember why I didn't see that one in the theater).

This will be no exception. I will be seeing this in theaters! I understand why it would not appeal to you though Perry. If nothing else, though, it should be interesting to see how Eastwood's decision to have the heroes play themselves in the film turns out. That alone makes this kind of an interesting project.   

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Post by: ceinjapan on January 29, 2018, 12:00:27 PM
Monday In japan.there was a press screener of this film.
i found three writers tweeted that already saw this film.
All three of them praised this film very positively.


(http://cemt.web.fc2.com/tw.jpg)
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Post by: Gant on January 30, 2018, 12:42:13 AM
Agreed AKA....

To find one Non-actor who can pull it off is plausible... But three !!  If they've managed it, it'll be a major coup ..

and kept the budget down ;)
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Post by: honkytonkman on January 31, 2018, 04:10:21 PM
that happiness ... https://news.google.com/news/video/b8Aj_HOEkK4/dJz1SErwk4LEpOMUvTY9H_H_ikLbM?hl=en&gl=US&ned=us
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Post by: Macpherson on February 02, 2018, 12:50:28 PM
Nice informative scene setter for the new film.....


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rLPULa5lm-g

 :)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 09, 2018, 06:16:16 PM
Quote
Clint Eastwood's 15:17 to Paris

It seems the cinema goers here won't see the film unless you put Clint's name in the title?  ???

https://www.eventcinemas.com.au/Cinema/Burwood
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Post by: palooka on February 12, 2018, 01:14:27 AM
I thought, now the movie is released, I can go ahead and share a couple of images taken on my day of filming.

(https://images.propstore.com/397204-t1.jpg)   (https://images.propstore.com/423678-t1.jpg)
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Post by: KC on February 12, 2018, 08:07:12 AM
^Very nice! Where should we look for you in the film? 8)
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Post by: Christopher on February 12, 2018, 09:13:46 AM
Cool, palooka, when I watched it I did wonder if you were in this one.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: palooka on February 12, 2018, 09:15:42 AM
^Very nice! Where should we look for you in the film? 8)

Right at the end in the medal ceremony. As the President walks in (camera starts behind him, alone), my wife and I are the first people he passes.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on February 12, 2018, 07:37:45 PM
Wow! That's really cool Palooka. I wish I could meet Clint and take a picture with him someday. The three heroes seem like really nice guys.
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Post by: Matt on February 12, 2018, 10:42:20 PM
Great! I'll be looking for you and Mrs. Palooka!
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Post by: -satu- on February 13, 2018, 08:21:05 PM
Cool, Palooka!

I have no idea when I’ll be able to see this because of the baby. I might even have to wait for the dvd this time.
Title: Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
Post by: Gant on February 14, 2018, 04:13:55 AM
Very cool pic Palooka... Nice one