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the mystery master

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Date: 5:42 PM, 06/05/12
Screenwriter David Guggenheim Talks STOLEN
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Here is an interview with David Guggenheim, the screenwriter of Stolen, talks about some films that he has been involved in. I only post the parts where he talks about Stolen.

http://www.iamrogue.com/news/interviews/item/6606-iar-exclusive-interview-screenwriter-david-guggenheim-talks-safe-house-blu-ray-and-dvd-stolen-exit-strategy-puzzle-palace-and-narco-sub.html

You have another film coming up that you wrote called Stolen. Is that already in post-production?

Guggenheim: Yeah, that’s in post right now. I haven’t seen it. It’s crazy because it’s a script I wrote eight years ago that independent of Safe House got these producers to put the money together and get Nicolas Cage to star, and Simon West to director. They were actually filming while we were filming Safe House. They were both going onat the same time. But I didn’t get a chance to run over to that set.

So you were more involved with Safe House than Stolen, is that right?

Guggenheim: Yeah, unfortunately the timing worked out that we were about to sit down with Denzel and do all the rewrites, so unfortunately I didn’t have a chance to continue on with Stolen, but I wish them all the best and they were great.



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http://www.tribute.ca/news/index.php/david-guggenheim-talks-about-safe-house-on-dvd/2012/06/05/

We know your next project is the film Stolen with Nicolas Cage and Josh Lucas -- can you tell us a bit about what we can expect from it?

It was one of those failed specs of mine actually. It was written a couple years before Safe House . It first went out and never sold and then a producer picked it up and got funding, put together and it sort of went off. It was originally called Medallion and thenwe turned it into Stolen . It’s the same sort of pacing as Safe House , a very contained and fast-paced action movie.

What’s it about?

Nicolas Cage plays this bank robber who has been in prison for a while after a heist went wrong. When he gets out of prison, his former partner, played by Josh Lucas, kidnaps his daughter and puts her in the trunk of a taxi cab and basically says, “I’ll giveyou the medallion number if you give me all the money that I was supposed to get from that robbery,” which he believes he has hidden somewhere in New Orleans. It’s a very needle-in-the-haystack movie.



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Date: 6:58 PM, 06/05/12
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Geat finds Tues, thanks  for beginning this thread! As it relates to an upcoming Nic movie, do you mind me moving it to that area of the forum?

Her is anotherr Guggenheim interview with Craveonline

http://www.craveonline.com/film/articles/189781-speed-in-the-70s-david-guggenheim-on-safe-house?start=1

this part relates to Stolen (Confused: have they changed the name back to Medallion again?)

 

What can you tell me about Stolen [now titledMedallion]. That’s been shot already, right?

Yeah, they shot it. It’s funny because it was a script that I wrote eight years ago, something like that. Way before Safe House. Almost independently of Safe House, and it got set up with Nicolas Cage and Simon West. So while we were off doing Safe House, they were off doingMedallion. […] But that’s pretty much all I really know about it.

 

I’m curious what the impetus was for that one, because that sounds like… all I have here is, really, a log line about it.

Generally I like trying to think of, when I’m trying to come up with ideas for scripts, I think the ‘90s had the best action high concept movies. And I think you go take the best high concept action movies of the ‘90s and then go, how would you direct it in the ’70s? That’s how I look at it. You take Speed, and you go, how would you do Speed in the ‘70s? […] That’s how I look atSafe House, and Medallion was much more like… I mean, I’m a New Yorker, I live here, and I wanted to do a very New York, ironically the movies doesn’t take place there anymore, but a very New York-centric movie. And I was like, well, what if someone took someone’s daughter and put her in a Taxicab? then literally, it’s a needle in a haystack movie, where your main character is surrounded by possibilities for the entire movie. There’s four or five cabs up the street and my daughter could be in any one of them. So that was really the impetus. Then we changed it and set it in New Orleans, and it became more of a heist movie than anything else. But Cage is great, and Simon West is a really, really great guy.

 



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These are really interesting interviews! And, the little plot, he gives in the second one, sounds really intriguing! :) Thank you, Tues, for posting them! :)

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very intersting, thanks =)

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My pleasure guys!yellowflowergrinThat's no problem Lula, thank you for moving it to the sub-forum where it fits. I would take it that the movie title hasn't been changed into Medallion when they were filming it.

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Interesting. I like the way he sounds in his interview,s maybe that will carry over to his script! I would be happy if it did go back to the title 'Medallion', but I doubt it.



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