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Exclusive: John Hillcoat Hoping To Make A Sci-Fi Film, Says ‘Triple Nine’ Aiming To Shoot Next Spring & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 21, 2012 10:03 AM
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Yesterday we got to talk with one of our favorite filmmakers, John Hillcoat, about his prohibition-era gangster movie "Lawless," out on Blu-ray and DVD next week (more on that soon). We couldn't help but ask the director, who was previously responsible for the aborigines-versus-colonizers western "The Prohibition" and the post-apocalyptic fable "The Road," what was next. He told us about us upcoming crime epic "Triple Nine," his proposed remake of Jean-Pierre Melville's "Le Circle Rouge," and how he wants to do a science-fiction movie set in the distant future.

Review: The Bondurant Boys Deal Moonshine & Violence In John Hillcoat's Lively 'Lawless'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2012 10:57 AM
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"It's not violence that sets men apart, it's the distance they're willing to go," Forrest Bondurant (Tom Hardy) tells his youngest brother Jack (Shia LaBeouf) in "Lawless." And with a set of brass knuckles in his pocket and a pistol in his waistband, he knows what he's talking about. That theme is one that has carried John Hillcoat through his last two pictures "The Proposition" and "The Road," and once again he explores men and their relationship with violence in "Lawless," a picture that, while highly entertaining, doesn't quite match the heights of his previous efforts.

John Hillcoat Talks Sticking With Shia LaBeouf For 'Lawless,' How Tom Hardy Embraced His Feminine Side & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 28, 2012 10:59 AM
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When the movies and television have portrayed prohibition, it is generally cast through the prism of slick city gangsters, with highly organized operations that rule with brutal efficiency. Should any bumps arise along the way, or cogs in the machine slow down the river of money or booze, lethal and non-refundable means are employed to keep things running as they should. However, in John Hillcoat's "Lawless," the very decision to act violently, to put your life in danger with the possibility that you can end someone else's, is not taken lightly. "It's not the violence that sets men apart, it is the distance he is prepared to go," Forrest Bondurant advises his younger upstart brother Jack.

Bootleg One Final Trunk Of New Images From Lawless, Starring Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf & Jessica Chastain

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 24, 2012 6:11 PM
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If you're one of the many who are greatly anticipating John Hillcoat's prohibition-era bootlegging drama "Lawless," perhaps viewing it as the last great possible film of the summer, well, your patient wait is down to four days now. At this point you likely already know that the cast is superb and features a bevy of veterans and up-and-comers, like Tom Hardy, Shia Labeouf, Jessica Chastain, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska, Jason Clarke and Dane DeHaan.

A Crate Full Of New Photos From John Hillcoat's Bootlegging Drama 'Lawless'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 6, 2012 9:19 AM
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While its Cannes premiere more or less defined John Hillcoat's Prohibition-era bootlegging drama "Lawless" as bonafide genre material and nothing more (doesn't bother us, really), it take a better man than this writer to not be excited by the return of the Aussie filmmaker with a phenomenal cast which includes Tom Hardy, Shia Labeouf, Jessica Chastain, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman and Mia Wasikowska, among others.

Official Soundtrack Details For 'Lawless' Plus 2 More Posters For John Hillcoat's Film

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • August 2, 2012 3:29 PM
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Director John Hillcoat’s welcome feature-length return “Lawless” will soon be making its way in front of the eyes of the world as it begins its international rollout at the end of the month. While others wait to see the film that one of our staffers enjoyed quite a bit, a few promotional tidbits are hitting the web to help satiate your thirst for the Bondurant boys and their bootlegged liquor.

Watch: John Hillcoat Directed Olympic Ad For GE Works; Pierce Brosnan Stars In Bond Style Ad For Gaming Site

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2012 4:54 PM
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The Olympics are here, and aside from the expensive, overblown spectacle, there are sports happening and advertising too. Lots of it. And some of it, with some directors you might have heard of.

Shia LaBeouf Lives In The Shadows On New 'Lawless' Poster, 'Hyde Park On Hudson' Poster Spotlights Bill Murray's FDR

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 17, 2012 9:02 AM
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It was a long, eventful road that John Hillcoat's adaptation of Matt Bondurant's "The Wettest County In The World" took into production, but the Nick Cave-scripted, Prohibition-era drama -- now titled "Lawless" -- will finally hit theaters on August 31st with a star-studded cast in tow. At the heart of all the action and drama is the youngest of the three Bondurant brothers, played by Shia LaBeouf, who finds himself front and center for the film's latest poster.

A Visual Guide To The Guns Of John Hillcoat's 'Lawless'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 6, 2012 12:02 PM
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Well, this is a curious bit of marketing from The Weinstein Company for John Hillcoat's "Lawless." Although, considering the wonky campaign for "The Road," this is becoming par for the course for Hillcoat's films.

Cannes: Shia Labeouf Talks The "Messy, Dirty, Realistic" Violence Of 'Lawless' & John Hillcoat Explains How Guy Pearce Scared Nick Cave's Kids

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 25, 2012 2:24 PM
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For fans of Australian helmer John Hillcoat, it’s been a long wait since his last film, the adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel “The Road” in 2009. However, it looks like patience has paid off with his latest film, “Lawless,” which tells the tale of the Depression-era Bondurant brothers whose successful bootlegging operation in Franklin County, Virginia is soon threatened by authorities who are looking to cut their profits. Based on the novel “The Wettest County In the World” (which the film was originally titled), written by Matt Bondurant—grandson of one of the main characters in the novel—"Lawless," penned by famed musician and screenwriter Nick Cave, had its world premiere at Cannes last weekend. The film was received with a significant amount of praise, with our own writer saying “as far as top-tier storytelling goes, it doesn't get much better than this.”

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