Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Channing Tatum Project Update: 'Battle in Seattle', 'Public Enemies', 'G.I. Joe' and More...

There's been a lot of different things going on with Channing Tatum's movies lately, so I thought that I would give fans a quick update.

Battle in Seattle

Poster for Channing Tatum's 'Battle in SeattleChanning's upcoming drama 'Battle In Seattle', where he plays a riot cop by the name of Johnson, was the talk of the Democratic National Convention yesterday when it was shown at the Impact Film Festival. The screening was held at at the Starz Film Room and was only open to the delegates at the Denver, Colorado-based political convention. Attendees were also able to take part in a Q&A with director Stuart Townsend and actress Charlize Theron after the movie.

Star-studded premieres are planned for BIS in mid- to late September in L.A., New York., and Sacramento. The movie will then premiere in the following growing list of cites on the dates listed below.

  • September 19, 2008 - New York, San Rafael, San Fransisco, Minneapolis, and Seattle

  • September 24, 2008 - Sacramento

  • September 26, 2008 - Pittsburgh, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C.

  • October 3, 2008- Plano, Philidephia, and Santa Barbara

Fans can CLICK HERE to buy tickets. If the movie is not currently scheduled to show in your city, make sure to keep demanding it. Rumor has it that if a city gets 200 demands, then the producers at Redwood Palms Pictures will try to bring the film to your city too.

The 'Battle In Seattle' marketing team has been in high gear for a while and is currently adding fans to their update list. Its easy to join. All you have to do is e-mail their private account at youcontroltheworld@yahoo.com and put "Battle In Seattle" in the subject line. You don't need to put any message in the body of the e-mail. Once they get your e-mail they will keep you up to date on all of 'Battle In Seattle's progress.

Based on one of the most incendiary political uprisings in a generation, 'Battle In Seattle' takes an in-depth look at the five days that rocked the world in 1999 as tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in protest on the World Trade Organization. What began as a peaceful protest intended to stop the WTO talks quickly escalated into a full-scale riot and eventual State of Emergency that squared off the protesters against the Seattle Police Department and the National Guard.

Fans can CLICK HERE to download the free trailer from ITunes.

Public Enemies

A journalist who played as as extra in Channing Tatum's 2009 drama 'Public Enemies', where Chan plays the doomed 1930's bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd, recently gave us some new info on the release of the film.

It appears that there has been an official informational release sent to theaters from the studio to remind theater owners to reserve space next summer for the film. It confirms that the film will be released July 1, 2009. The reporter was told by inside sources that even though the film is still in the midst of editing, there will be enough cleaned up and pieced together footage for theater preview trailers to be ready for the Christmas holiday movie releases.

An adaptation of Brian Burrough’s book “Public Enemies: America’s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-43,” Channing's film centers on the government’s attempt to stop John Dillinger and his gang. The star-studded cast also includes Johnny Depp who plays Dillinger and Christian Bale portrays the famed FBI agent Melvin Purvis.

G. I. Joe: Rise of Cobra

Poster of Channing Tatum as Duke Hauser in 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra'Channing Tatum will play the lead role of Duke Hauser in what MTV has declared to be one of the most anticipated movies for summer of 2009, and I know that fans are definitely looking forward to seeing Chan flex his super hero chops in the big-budget, action film 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra'.

They wrapped filming in on the movie in the Czech Republic in June and not too long after one of the crew members posted his impressions of Channing on one of the IMDB messages boards. If you want to get an idea of what it's like to work with Channing on set, read below...

"So I did a little work on GI Joe, and I have to say it was really refreshing just how cool and unassuming Channing was. When you work with actors often, you come to expect a certain degree of self-absorption. They're just a different breed in general--partially because they live in very different realities than the rest of the world. Channing was ALWAYS cool. He seemed like someone who knew he was in a fortunate position. He never dragged his feet coming to set, he insisted on taking care of himself, and usually had a smile on his face. Ray Park was the same way ... absolutely gifted martial artist, and completely humble. For the sake of these two guys, I hope the movie does really well, as we need more personalities like theirs in the A-list."

'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' revolves around a European-based military unit known as Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity (G.I.J.O.E.), which is a hi-tech, international force of special operatives that takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' is currently scheduled to hit US theaters on August 7th, 2009.


Channing was scheduled to start filming Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone's 'Pinkville' last November until the production was derailed by the writer's strike. I'm now hearing from multiple sources that the film may be back on sooner rather than later. Right now, this is just rumor, but if it turns out to be true, they will most likely have to recast some roles depending on which actors are available.

'Pinkville' is a drama about the investigation of the tragic 1968 My Lai massacre that occurred during the Vietnam war. Channing was supposed to play real-life hero Hugh Thompson, a helicopter pilot who, upon realizing what was happening below, put a stop to the killing by placing his craft between gunmen and the few villagers who were left, and telling his two shipmates to fire on the soldiers if they shot any more people. They airlifted the survivors and reported the carnage to superiors.

What's Next for Channing Tatum

Channing is scheduled to start filming his romantic drama 'Dear John' next month in South Carolina, his movie 'Fighting' will be released in January 2009, and his movie 'Parkour' will start filming early next year. You can CLICK HERE to get a complete list of Channing's past, current, and future films and watch their trailers.

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Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the article about Channings projects *bigkiss*
Thank god for your wonderful site - i love it!!!

I´m very glad about the news of his movie "Dear John" - i read the book and i´m in love with this heart-rending story ... can´t wait to see him in this movie.

Every project sounds very interesting - i´m very proud of him and really proud to be a fan!

Greetz from Austria!

Blog Expert said...

Thanks, ChanFan30! Glad you liked the article.

- Q

Anonymous said...

Any news about the cast of Dear John? Who plays the female role?
Can´t find any information about it.

chanfan30 (Judith)

Blog Expert said...

There's been no official announcement yet. The IMDB boards are saying Amanda Seyfried from 'Mama Mia' may be playing the part.

Anonymous said...

read it too, thanks!
but i think its not the best choice .. don´t know ... looks like a little bit to young for Channing