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News on 6 (Oklahoma) interviewed Eric Maddox.
Now, the story is about to go public in a very mainstream way. Maddox wrote a book a couple of years ago. You probably haven’t seen much of it, but a movie studio immediately bought the rights.
Robert Pattinson, of Twilight fame, has signed on to play Maddox, and the screenplay is being done by the writer behind “Band of Brothers”.
Shooting begins this August.
Meanwhile, Donald Rumsfeld was so eager to keep Maddox’s services, that he established a civilian force of interrogators, hiring Maddox as the very first one.
His work for the Department of Defense continues to this day.
New interview: Dylan Kussman – Misson: Blacklist’s screenwriter talks about the movie and Rob 4 comments
Missionblacklistfrance got the chance to interview the screenwriter for Misson: Blacklist‘s – Dylan Kussman. Here are the parts in which he mentions Rob and the movie.
Tell us about your work for Mission: Blacklist and how you ended up being a part of this project?
“I became involved with Mission: Blacklist when head writer and Executive Producer Erik Jendresen contacted me about contributing to the project. At the time, he and his co-writer Trace Sheehan were deeply immersed in adapting Staff Sergeant Maddox’s book, Mission: Black List #1, and were looking for an additional voice to help flesh out the main character and structure his remarkable story as a movie. It was an honor to be asked to collaborate with two such accomplished and well-respected writers, on a story with such an incredible pedigree, and I accepted without a moment’s hesitation.”
Eric Maddox talks about the movie Mission: Blacklist, casting & meeting Rob and what he might wear in the movie
Eric Maddox – interrogator, author and OU alumnus explained the process of finding and capturing Saddam Hussein and detailed the dilemmas he faced to about 300 people in Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Molly Shi Boren Ballroom.
This same story is encapsulated in his book, “Mission: Blacklist #1,” on which a movie will be based starring Robert Pattinson, who will play Maddox.
“Somebody wants to make a movie about my story – it’s very exciting,” Maddox said.
Maddox said he has already met and gotten to know Pattinson.
“He’s a great guy,” Maddox said. “When they brought his name up to me, I had never heard of him before. I don’t believe in vampire movies and stories. I just didn’t know who he was.”
Maddox said he wore a single blue shirt for months in his search for Hussein, with no other changes of clothes. The shirt has a bigmouth bass embossed on it, Velcro pockets and bloodstains.
“I’ve still got it [the shirt.] I think Rob is gonna wear it in the movie,” Maddox said.
Maddox had to wait five years to tell his story and write the book due to the U.S. government preferring to keep it classified, he said.
“Since then, the United States government wanted me to endorse the movie, and wanted me to say who I am and what I do,” he said.
Posted by Eric Maddox on his Facebook page on November 28, 2012
“According to Embankment Films website, there’s an update on Mission: Blacklist’s schedule: Start of Principal Photography – April 2013 Delivery: Summer 2014. @Blacklistmovie contacted Embankment Films and confirmed the schedule – they’ll start filming in April. And from the same email sent to @blacklistmovie, an update on the location – they’ll NOT film in Iraq”
Confirmation of SPP April 2013; Delivery Summer 2014 for Mission: Blacklist came via email from Hugo Grumbar, a partner @ EMBANKMENT FILMS.
More Mission: Blacklist update directly from Embankment Films re filming location “It will not be Iraq, they start shooting in April.”
Here’s a short clip of Rob talking about his new movie project ‘The Rover’ and ‘Mission: Blacklist’ with MTV’s Joshua Horowitz:
As ”Twilight” fades into the rearview mirror, Robert Pattinson’s future is looking very bright. Well, that’s not entirely true — when looking at one of Pattinson’s upcoming projects, ”The Rover,” the future actually looks pretty bleak.
Pattinson stars alongside Guy Pearce in director David Michod’s “The Rover,” a futuristic Western set in the Australian desert. Pearce stars as Eric, a no-nonsense loner who loses his car and only remaining possessions when he’s robbed by a gang. Eric forcefully enlists one of the abandoned and wounded gang members, Rey (Pattinson), to help him track down the gang and get his belongings back at any cost. It’s a complicated and dangerous plot indeed, but it’s also one that Pattinson is more than happy to embrace.
“It’s a really tough script,” he told MTV News while promoting “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2.” “I don’t really know, I don’t even know how to talk about it yet. It’s one of the best I’ve read. It’s one of my top five favorite scripts I’ve read since I started doing this. It’s really nerve-racking.”
Nerve-racking as “The Rover” is, it pales in comparison to the real-life dangers presented by ”Mission: Blacklist,” Pattinson’s upcoming war movie based on the true story of Army interrogator Eric Maddox, who was involved in the capture of Saddam Hussein. The role requires Pattinson to film in Iraq, which understandably made his family members uncomfortable at first — but the actor thinks his loved ones are beginning to warm up to the idea.
“My parents seem to be coming around to it now,” he said with a laugh. “That’s strange. I don’t know what happened.”
Transcript added – Video starts around 18:36 to 22:28 and then again at 24:00
Have you guys had the chance to read Mission: Black List? If so what were your thoughts on the book? What do you think of Robert Pattinson playing the lead role of Eric Maddox?
I haven’t had the chance to read the book yet, but I will soon and I have to admit I can’t wait to see Rob in the role of Eric Maddox. What do you guys think? Discuss in the comments!