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Sicario (2015) D: Villeneuve S: Blunt, Del Toro

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Villeneuve is circling up to helm the Mexico/U.S. border crime tale "Sicario." Penned by Taylor Sheridan, the "No Country For Old Men"-esque tale will follow a female cop and two male delta-force rangers who cross from Tucson to Mexico to catch a drug lord, but once they cross the border, it's a whole other more dangerous and depraved world than they were expecting. Firstly, it sounds like more morally fascinating territory for Villeneuve to work with in the construct of a genre flick, and with a woman in the lead role (pretty rare for this kind of thing), we can only imagine that it may hold some great dramatic opportunities.

Deadline cautions Villeneuve is (unsurprisingly) getting a few projects tossed his way to consider, but apparently there is already distributor interest in this one. And certainly in a time when tentpoles rule, any little leg up for a movie helps.
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Re: Sicario (2015) D: Villeneuve S: Blunt, Del Toro

Opens 9/25.
Emily Blunt and Benicio Del Toro = must see for me.
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Villeneuve = must see for me.
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Villeneuve = must see for me.
I couldn't care if Hayden Christensen & Pauly Shore were the leads, it's all about Villeneuve.
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I couldn't care if Hayden Christensen & Pauly Shore were the leads, it's all about Villeneuve.
This.

Del Toro and Blunt only sweeten the deal.
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In Mexico, SICARIO means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent [Emily Blunt] is enlisted by an elite government task force official [Josh Brolin] to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past [Benicio Del Toro], the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.
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Villeneuve never disappoints, I hope with this he continues his hot streak.
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Re: Sicario (2015) D: Villeneuve S: Blunt, Del Toro

Looks pretty awesome.
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Looks like Villeneuve will be delivering the goods again. Good to see Benicio Del Toro getting a meatier role. For a second it looked like he was going to become a full time character actor.
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Damn. That's a fucking cool trailer.
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Re: Sicario (2015) D: Villeneuve S: Blunt, Del Toro

Looks like a big-budget version of "The Bridge" in a way. Which is awesome. Can't wait for this!
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Re: Sicario (2015) D: Villeneuve S: Blunt, Del Toro

this is getting stellar reviews and looks real good to me...
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Saw this two nights ago. Definitely worth seeking out, Del Toro's best role in what seems like ages.
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Re: Sicario (2015) D: Villeneuve S: Blunt, Del Toro

Love Villeneuve but thought this was pretty meandering and am kinda surprised of all the positive notices. The opening 20 minutes are stellar - the cinematography is great and the score is awesome but it gets heavily bogged down in procedure and interdepartmental politics IMO. Del Toro steals the movie, Blunt is great but not used enough to really make it something special - also could have ditched at least 10 minutes of driving around/night vision footage without harming the movie at all. Good but not great, lots of wasted potential. Great beginning, boring middle, good finale. Temper expectations.
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Re: Sicario (2015) D: Villeneuve S: Blunt, Del Toro

Sequel talks in the works.

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Lionsgate is developing a sequel to “Sicario” that will center on Benicio Del Toro’s mysterious hitman.

The project is being overseen by Taylor Sheridan, the writer of the acclaimed thriller. Director Denis Villeneuve is also involved, although it’s early in the process and it’s not clear if he would come on board to direct. Black Label Media, which backed “Sicario,” is co-financing the development of a follow-up.

“Before the release of this movie, I was talking to Denis and I said what happened to this character?” said Patrick Wachsberger, co-chair of the studio’s motion picture group. “Where is Benicio going?”

The studio executive was thrilled Monday after “Sicario” debuted to a sizzling $401,288 last weekend from just six theaters. Its per-screen average of $66,881 is the highest of the year.

The film centers on a steely FBI agent (Emily Blunt) who finds herself involved in an off-the-books operation to bring down a Mexican drug kingpin. Josh Brolin co-stars as a morally flexible government operative. Lionsgate is planning an Oscar campaign, Wachsberger said.

“This movie has multiple Oscar potential — best movie, best director, best cinematography, best music, and, of course, the actors,” he said. “All of the characters feel real.”

He added that he hoped that “Sicario” with its eerie shots of nighttime raids and violent border cronfrontations might finally score an Oscar for Roger Deakins, who is zero for twelve despite nominations for the likes of “Unbroken,” “Fargo,” and “Skyfall,” calling the award, “past due.”

Wachsberger also agreed with critics who have been predicting Oscar love for Blunt and calling her performance as tough agent forced to question her beliefs one of the finest of her career.

“She is totally credible,” said Wachsberger. “You end the movie wondering what’s going to happen? What happen to her character? Is she becoming a wolf?”

Despite the strong box office response, Lionsgate is going to roll out “Sicario” at a deliberate pace. It expands to eleven cities and roughly 65 locations next weekend, before going wide on Oct. 2.

“This is a movie that needs word of mouth,” said Wachsberger. “It’s not an easy title. ‘Sicario’? You have to Google that. You’re not going to wear a t-shirt of that.”

http://variety.com/2015/film/box-off...te-1201599035/

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Re: Sicario (2015) D: Villeneuve S: Blunt, Del Toro

Put that in spoilers. The movie isn't even out yet.
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Re: Sicario (2015) D: Villeneuve S: Blunt, Del Toro

I'm actually off on October 2nd, I think I will see this. I have $10 accumulated on my AMC Stubs card.

Yeah I think the title might make this hard to attract a large audience. Even though the cast is good, I don't see this making a ton of money in the box office. I hope I'm wrong, but I think this will make no more than $25-30M tops, if that.
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I'm actually off on October 2nd, I think I will see this. I have $10 accumulated on my AMC Stubs card.

Yeah I think the title might make this hard to attract a large audience. Even though the cast is good, I don't see this making a ton of money in the box office. I hope I'm wrong, but I think this will make no more than $25-30M tops, if that.
Probably on par with Black Mass. Looks very interesting and I love Emily.
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Re: Sicario (2015) D: Villeneuve S: Blunt, Del Toro

Villeneuve is fast becoming one of my favourite directors - I absolutely loved Incendies and Prisoners, and Enemy is now one of my favourite films. I really enjoyed his short film Next Floor too. I still need to check out Polytechnique though. Can't wait to see Sicario!
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“This is a movie that needs word of mouth,” said Wachsberger. “It’s not an easy title. ‘Sicario’? You have to Google that. You’re not going to wear a t-shirt of that.”

Heck I'd wear that t-shirt! And this looks awesome.
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Re: Sicario (2015) D: Villeneuve S: Blunt, Del Toro

why is the studio keep flip flopping on the release date of this - it's in limited release now, then TV spots stated Oct. 2nd, and now I see it's expanding this Friday (25th) - talk about confusing - got my tix for this Saturday night - can't wait to see this.
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Originally Posted by Giles View Post
why is the studio keep flip flopping on the release date of this - it's in limited release now, then TV spots stated Oct. 2nd, and now I see it's expanding this Friday (25th) - talk about confusing - got my tix for this Saturday night - can't wait to see this.
Last week = Limited (6 theaters)
This week = Limited Expansion (likely a few hundred theaters)
Next week = Nationwide (2,000+ theaters)

Depends on what market you're in.
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Re: Sicario (2015) D: Villeneuve S: Blunt, Del Toro

Saw it tonight. Very good, but not as much action as the trailer implies. Certainly more of a thriller than an action movie. The squad tactics and gunplay looked and sounded legit though, so credit to Villeneuve there. Benicio was great, as was Blunt. Music was also good, it really upped the intensity of certain scenes.

Discussing the plot is difficult without going into spoilers, so I'll wait until others have seen it. The main theme seemed to be
Spoiler:
sometimes you have to fight evil with evil

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