Below is the trailer for the movie I worked on last summer. Opens in the U.S. on August 27th. I don't have any international dates yet.
I really enjoyed working on the film (except for the two days we spent shooting in an underground garage. Can we say toxic fumes?) and hope it does well.
During my Toronto posts I spoke about what a great cast and crew we had. Given our budget restraints I think the movie looks amazing. This was screenwriter Jeff Nachmanoff's directorial debut. Overture, an independent studio, financed the movie.
I remember the day my boss and I went to breakfast in Santa Monica to meet with Jeff. Originally the studios were looking for a director. It's very hard to get that first break to direct. Jeff was so clear and passionate about how he would make the movie. Jeff Silver came on board to produce (Hoberman/Lieberman the other producers had two other movies going) and off we went (with a few bumps) to Toronto.
I learned a lot on this movie. There are many people who don't really get what a producer does. Jeff S. is REAL producer. The movie shot in several countries, smaller budget (under 24 million), first time director, first project for a new studio and he was on point. So on top of things. He's off producing Terminator 4 right now. I likes that he works on big action movies like "300" but then also can work on smaller more character driven films. Most people can't.
Jeff S. asked me when I arrived in Toronto what I hoped to gain from the experience. Who knew then that working on the film would send me in the direction of writing full time and moving to Rome?