You know what I hate?

Mr. Smith sees the FIRST GUNMAN dive behind a dumpster.

The assassin is some dip-shit with a ponytail.

I hate these forty-year-old jack-holes wearing ponytails....

From the script thanks to Latino Review


Shoot 'Em Up trailer at Worst Previews

Clive Owen as Mr Smith

Written and Directed by Michael Davis

New Line

Shoot-em-up news:

7/10/07 - Comic Con: Friday July 27 -- 2:15-3:00 New Line Cinema: Shoot 'Em Up—A gritty, fast-paced action thriller, Shoot ‘Em Up kicks into high gear with a memorable opening scene and never relents. New Line Cinema will show exclusive footage from Shoot 'Em Up, and star Clive Owen, along with director Michael Davis, will be there to discuss the film! Also included in the presentation will be a special preview of New Line Cinema's upcoming films, including The Golden Compass. - Thanks, BarbieCat

CHUD: The trailer for "Shoot em up is here!" - (and it looks terrific - lots of humor with the cartoon violence) - Thanks, Steph

1/12/07 - Real Movie News: Shoot 'em Up info and stills from the film (USA release date - September 7, 2007) - Thanks, Steph

4/5/06 - Pictures of filming Shoot Em Up are available to view at the "childrenofmen" Live Journal - Thanks, Steph

1/11/06 - Toronto braces for Hollywood bullets - "...Monica Bellucci has been cast as the female lead in the movie and Paul Giamatti will play a villain. Production is scheduled for February 13 to May 8 in Toronto. (Toronto fans keep an eye out!) Written and directed by Michael Davis, Shoot ‘Em Up is described by Dark Horizons as “one of the most inventive action/gun fight movie scripts ever to be assembled with shootouts during both a sex scene and in the midst of a freefall.” The movie opens with Owen’s character, named only “Mr. Smith,” delivering a baby in the middle of a gunfight. The mother dies but the infant lives so Smith teams up with a prostitute (Bellucci) and goes on the run in a desperate attempt to save the baby’s life.

From Steph: Filming information: Shoot 'Em Up - New Line Cinema Feb. 20/06 - May 12/06

Producer Doug Curtis
Director Michael Davis
Production Manager Armand Leo
Location Manager Tom Vemcelides
Actors - Paul Giamatti, Monica Bellucci
416-406-6222 telephone
416-645-8024 fax

8/19/05 - The Hollywood Reporter: Aim: Giamatti, Bellucci gun for NL 'Shoot - By Borys Kit -- Paul Giamatti and Monica Bellucci are in early negotiations to join Clive Owen in New Line Cinema's "Shoot 'Em Up," a hard-core action project from screenwriter-director Michael Davis. Don Murphy, Susan Montford and Rick Benattar are producing. The story begins with a woman having a baby during a shootout. The man who delivers the baby, called simply Mr. Smith (Owen), is entrusted with protecting it from an army of gunmen. Giamatti would play the villain who wants the baby dead, and Bellucci would be Owen's love interest. A January start date is being eyed. - Thanks, Steph

Jeffrey Wells on the Shoot-em-up back story

Latino Review on the script and the boards

6/15 - Harry at AICN on Clive in Shoot-Em-Up

An interview with the director/writer Michael Davis.

6/13 - Variety: "Owen targets 'Shoot' Ultraviolent pic to start production in January Clive Owen is taking aim at "Shoot-Em-Up" for New Line. "Sin City" star is in final negotiations for a pay-or-play deal estimated at mid-seven figures, triggering a greenlight for the ultraviolent pic, which will start production in January. Script by Michael Davis, who will also helm, would feature Owen as a mysterious man protecting a newborn baby from criminals out to kill it. Set pieces include a shootout during a sex scene and another in the midst of a freefall. Don Murphy is producing through his Angry Films shingle along with partners Susan Montford and Rick Benattar. Mini-major is targeting a holiday 2006 release, giving it a second actioner and potential franchise on next year's slate along with shark horror pic "Meg." Davis previously made indie pics including Slamdance winner "Eight Days a Week" and "100 Girls." Cale Boyter and Jeff Katz are overseeing for New Line." Thanks, Bea

Hollywood movies at Variety is reporting "Sin City" star Clive Owen is close to signing on to star in the dramatic movie, "Shoot-Em-Up," for New Line Cinema. Described as ultra-violent, "Shoot-Em-Up" follows the story of Owen's character as he protects a newborn baby from killers. Michael Davis wrote the script and will direct the film. Filming is expected to begin in early 2006 with a release date penciled in for the 2006 holiday season. Clive Owen was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his work in "Closer." Owen will next be seen in "Derailed" with Jennifer Aniston and is in in pre-production on "Inside Man" and "The Children of Men." - Thanks, Steph

More information at Empire On Line: Clive Owen Ready To Shoot-Em-Up - Brit actor will star in what could be the ultimate action movie

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