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All this talk of prison and asses is making me worry for John McTiernan. I just hope John McT comes out with a grittier, more real sense of the world and wants to make something uncompromising (he can use his new jail moves to scare off the producers who disagree).

 

Got to say, the thing I'm most looking forward to seeing about Run, is what car's are chosen for the car chase.

I always loved how the Bourne movies used 'normal' cars rather than top of the range (sponsored), so called cool cars (the blatant sponsorship by Chevy in 'The Island' was cringe-worthy).

 

When I was in South America a few years back, I generally saw cars ranging from a lot of new-ish Toyota's to VW Golf's (Mark II & III) and lots big beat up old American cars from the 70's and 80's ... which would be far more refreshing on screen than seeing the latest shiny Corvette etc.. Of course not knowing the plot and where the vehicles actually comes from (Interpol Vehicle/comandeered on the street/stolen from some Drug Lord etc..) it could well be anything, but damn if I aint curious to find out.

 

Anyone have any idea what it's going to be?

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Los Angeles (E! Online) – So much for hard time for the director of Die Hard.

 

A federal appellate court has vacated the four-month prison sentence handed to John McTiernan after the filmmaker pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators in connection with the Anthony Pellicano wiretapping case.

 

Per the decision issued Tuesday by the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, McTiernan may also be able to withdraw his guilty plea.

 

The 57-year-old Hollywood fixture, whose directorial credits also include The Hunt for Red October and Predator, filed a motion in September 2007 stating that he had received inadequate legal counsel at the time he decided to cut a deal and that a recording of him talking with Pellicano about an information-gathering job was illegally seized by the FBI.

 

"He should never have been charged with a criminal offense," attorney Milton Grimes said last year.

 

U.S. District Court Judge Dale Fischer disagreed and sentenced McTiernan to four months behind bars. But today's ruling gives the director another script to work with.

 

Judge Roger J. Miner wrote in the appellate panel's decision that different legal advice could have indeed led another person in McTiernan's place to not plead guilty to the federal charge he faced.

 

McTiernan has remained free on bail pending the result of his appeal. Another evidentiary hearing in front of Fischer will determine how the case proceeds.

 

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20081022/e...INYd0cnbG1dDxkF

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Los Angeles (E! Online) – So much for hard time for the director of Die Hard.

 

A federal appellate court has vacated the four-month prison sentence handed to John McTiernan after the filmmaker pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators in connection with the Anthony Pellicano wiretapping case.

 

Per the decision issued Tuesday by the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, McTiernan may also be able to withdraw his guilty plea.

 

The 57-year-old Hollywood fixture, whose directorial credits also include The Hunt for Red October and Predator, filed a motion in September 2007 stating that he had received inadequate legal counsel at the time he decided to cut a deal and that a recording of him talking with Pellicano about an information-gathering job was illegally seized by the FBI.

 

"He should never have been charged with a criminal offense," attorney Milton Grimes said last year.

 

U.S. District Court Judge Dale Fischer disagreed and sentenced McTiernan to four months behind bars. But today's ruling gives the director another script to work with.

 

Judge Roger J. Miner wrote in the appellate panel's decision that different legal advice could have indeed led another person in McTiernan's place to not plead guilty to the federal charge he faced.

 

McTiernan has remained free on bail pending the result of his appeal. Another evidentiary hearing in front of Fischer will determine how the case proceeds.

 

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20081022/e...INYd0cnbG1dDxkF

 

 

good for John. that's great news. now let's get back to work!

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So, how's that getting back to work coming along? Any update from McTiernan yet?

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Now that Pellicano has been dealt with as of yesterday, hopefully they can now resolve the situation with McTiernan and this project can proceed. I have never wanted to see a movie so badly as this one.

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LOS ANGELES – A judge has allowed "Die Hard" director John McTiernan to withdraw his guilty plea in a case that involved the wiretapping of Hollywood celebrities and had left him with a four-month prison sentence.

 

U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer on Monday granted a request from McTiernan to reverse his plea to a charge of lying to the FBI about his association with convicted private investigator Anthony Pellicano.

 

McTiernan was not in court for the hearing.

 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Dan Saunders said a new indictment against McTiernan would be forthcoming. He didn't elaborate.

 

Fischer also ordered McTiernan's $100,000 fine refunded and set a March 23 hearing for attorneys to further discuss the case.

 

McTiernan, 58, argued he had inadequate legal representation and was jet-lagged and under the influence of alcohol when he made the plea in April 2006.

 

McTiernan, whose movie credits also include "Predator," said in his plea agreement that he paid Pellicano to conduct an illegal wiretap of film producer Charles Roven after the two worked on the 2002 film "Rollerball," and that he lied to an FBI agent about the wiretapping.

 

The director was free on bail while he appealed. In October, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated McTiernan's four-month sentence and ruled that he was entitled to a hearing on whether he could withdraw his plea.

 

Pellicano was convicted of bugging phones of celebrities and others to get information for his clients. He was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison.

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LOS ANGELES – A federal grand jury on Friday indicted a Hollywood director who had withdrawn a guilty plea to a charge accusing him of lying to federal agents investigating a celebrity wiretapping case.

 

John McTiernan, who directed "Die Hard" and "Predator," was indicted on two counts of making false statements to the FBI about private investigator Anthony Pellicano and one count of perjury for allegedly lying to a federal judge while trying to withdraw his guilty plea.

 

His attorney, S. Todd Neal, said the indictment is "really nothing new" and promised to rigorously defend his client.

 

"The prosecutor has taken one count and tried to expand it into more charges in a new indictment," he said. "There seems to be retribution because John refused to play ball the way the prosecutors wanted and because we were successful on appeal."

 

McTiernan pleaded guilty in 2006 to making "knowingly false" statements to an FBI agent about Pellicano, whom he admitted hiring to wiretap a business associate.

 

But before he was sentenced, McTiernan asked the judge to withdraw his plea, arguing he didn't have adequate legal representation, was jet-lagged and under the influence of alcohol when he pleaded guilty.

 

The judge refused so McTiernan, 58, appealed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which vacated his four-month sentence and ruled that he was entitled to a hearing on whether he could withdraw his plea.

 

In February, he was allowed to reverse his plea.

 

Pellicano was convicted last year of wiretapping film producer Charles Roven for McTiernan and bugging phones of celebrities and others to get information for his clients. He was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison.

Source: http://tinyurl.com/cavccx

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Well, it's gone from an Interpol agent to a getaway driver. :(

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Wasn't there already a movie called The Chase with Charlie Sheen & Buffy Mk1 about 15 years ago? And what happened to South America?

Is this actually even the same film or has JMC moved onto a different project entirely?

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Getaway driver SCALPEL is the best in the business. A former NYC cabbie and test driver for Lamborghini, behind a wheel he can slice through streets with surgical precision, a skill that's tested to the limit when he signs up for a heist that goes awry.

 

Barely escaping the clutches of the law following an epic, tire melting pursuit, Scalpel promises his teenage daughter SAMANTHA that he's retired, much to the chagrin of his arch nemesis RAY, a crooked cop with one obsession: taking the top wheelman in town down.

 

When sexy, mysterious DAISY offers Scalpel a job taking her billionaire father for an illegal but highly lucrative joyride, Scalpel resists the temptation until Ray tries to get to him by terrorizing Samantha.

 

Realizing the only way to escape Ray is to leave town forever, Scalpel accepts Daisy's offer. It's the only way to raise the stake to leave, even though he knows she isn't who she claims to be. In fact, Daisy is working for Ray and the job is a frame up, but running out of choices and time there's only one option left for Scalpel...

 

To square off with Ray for a showdown on wheels.

 

Director: John McTiernan (DIE HARD, HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER)

 

Cast: TBA

 

Writer: Scott Reynolds

 

Producers: Gary Hamilton, Mike Gabrawy

 

I don't know who wrote this copy above, but really, they should be brought out into a field and shot in the back of the head.

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Brillaint!

"A former NYC cabbie and test driver for Lamborghini" .... Yeah, because Italian super car manufacturers always scout out NYC cabbies, rather than professional race drivers.

Michael Schumacher? Lewis Hamilton? F*ck that, Lambroghini go for Travis Bickle every time! After all, when you want to test a supercar, you obviously go for the driver who spends most of his working day stuck in traffic :P

 

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Brillaint!

"A former NYC cabbie and test driver for Lamborghini" .... Yeah, because Italian super car manufacturers always scout out NYC cabbies, rather than professional race drivers.

Michael Schumacher? Lewis Hamilton? F*ck that, Lambroghini go for Travis Bickle every time! After all, when you want to test a supercar, you obviously go for the driver who spends most of his working day stuck in traffic :P

 

Shit yeah! Get Queen Latifah! :lol:

 

Honestly, that sounds like someone saw that Jimmy Fallon/Queen Latifah movie Taxi, and thought, Great! Let's make a thriller out of that!

 

 

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Brillaint!

"A former NYC cabbie and test driver for Lamborghini" .... Yeah, because Italian super car manufacturers always scout out NYC cabbies, rather than professional race drivers.

Michael Schumacher? Lewis Hamilton? F*ck that, Lambroghini go for Travis Bickle every time! After all, when you want to test a supercar, you obviously go for the driver who spends most of his working day stuck in traffic :P

Perhaps a better plot line would be a rally racer/taxi driver (Kimi Raikkonen is dabbling with WRC). Rally racers are crazy, excellent drivers, & don't get a lot of $$ or celebrity (except for in Cannonball Run) so the taxi driving would be plausible.

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