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ALTITUDE (Alex Merkin, 2017)

PostPosted: 05 Feb 2016, 02:08
by DRC2013
I was browsing the Film Catalogue's site that lists movies that are in production, and noticed that Taylor & Dodge, a foreign sales company, just updated their page for their action movie Altitude with cast additions Denise Richards and Dolph Lundgren.

http://thefilmcatalogue.com/catalog/FilmDetail.php?id=22115

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After a headstrong FBI agent goes against the chain of command on a hostage negotiation, she is headed to a desk job in Washington, DC. While on the plane she meets a handsome businessman who offers her millions if she assists him in getting off the plane alive. At first she laughs it off as a joke, but she soon realizes that his ex-partners have hijacked the plane. Now, it's up to her to save the passengers, while choosing sides in a mid-air confrontation between two factions of a criminal gang.


According to their Facebook page they started filming this Monday in Los Angeles.

https://www.facebook.com/altitudemovie/?_rdr=p

Re: ALTITUDE (2016) - Dolph and Denise Richards?

PostPosted: 05 Feb 2016, 09:43
by Moltisanti
Yep, he's already filming:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=969289756493622

Dolph Lundgren has officially joined our cast of Altitude as our lead villain, which started production this week!! Dolph is know for his roles in the The Expendables Franchise, Universal Soldier, and Rocky IV. He will be joining our female lead of Denise Richards known for her roles in James Bond 007 The World Is Not Enough, Starship Troopers and Wild Things!! This is our 5th Switzer Entertainment Group / Taylor & Dodge / Safier Entertainment production collaboration!! Produced by Richard Switzer & Tyler W. Konney. Executive Producer Jared Safier.

Re: ALTITUDE (Alex Merkin, 2016) (filming)

PostPosted: 05 Feb 2016, 11:44
by Jox
It's gonna be a long year...



Actor Dolph Lundgren on screen as SHARPE in day 3 of production on #altitude
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https://www.facebook.com/altitudemovie

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Re: ALTITUDE (Alex Merkin, 2016) (filming)

PostPosted: 05 Feb 2016, 13:23
by bomaz
Denise Richards as lead. Well somewhere between "oh yeah" and "oh no" (and the kid from Stuart Little serves as executive procducer :lol: ). At least the director has experience with valuable casting (terence Howard, Peter FOnda, Ving Rhames ...).
If it means Dolph's making money in order to producer beter movies on his own, with parallel projects like Hail Caesar (a little publicity) and Don't Kill It (it looks like it's gonna be a "festival" movie treat), he can allow himself to do these moneymaking little projects.

Re: ALTITUDE (Alex Merkin, 2016) (filming)

PostPosted: 07 Feb 2016, 12:42
by Jox
James CullenBressack ‏@JamesCullenB Feb 2

Stoked to be working with @DENISE_RICHARDS again. Day 2 on the set of Altitude. Siiiiiik #producerslife
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Feb 4
On set of Altitude. Watching @AlexMerkin direct @Dolph_Lundgren right now! #producerslife
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Re: ALTITUDE (Alex Merkin, 2016) (filming)

PostPosted: 07 Feb 2016, 22:08
by bomaz
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The suits, well ... suits him as a vilain.

Re: ALTITUDE (Alex Merkin, 2016) (filming)

PostPosted: 07 Feb 2016, 23:45
by Jox
Trivia:
A post from August 12th 2015 states that the film was formerly set to be shot in Newburgh, New York.

Actress Greer Grammer is Kelsey's daughter...

Re: ALTITUDE (Alex Merkin, 2016) (filming)

PostPosted: 08 Feb 2016, 00:17
by Nathan
It's like a new Dolph movie pops up every week. At least he is the lead villain in this one which should allow Dolph to do his schtick, looking sharp too. Reminds me a bit of Randy Couture's Hijacked (which was awful by the way). The problem with setting an entire movie on a plane is that unless you have a great script that keeps the tension up and a reasonable budget, it can only mean boring cliched dialogue and terrible CGI. Hopefully this will prove that theory wrong.

Re: ALTITUDE (Alex Merkin, 2016) (filming)

PostPosted: 08 Feb 2016, 10:26
by Jox
Nathan wrote:The problem with setting an entire movie on a plane is that unless you have a great script that keeps the tension up and a reasonable budget, it can only mean boring cliched dialogue and terrible CGI. Hopefully this will prove that theory wrong.

Yep. Plus movies in my opinion "action movies on planes" are getting so old and so boring, even as an exploitation flick I'm baffled they still dare doing something like this.

Re: ALTITUDE (Alex Merkin, 2016) (filming)

PostPosted: 08 Feb 2016, 11:00
by dude hallenbeck
It means plenty of material for them to rip off. :wink:

Re: ALTITUDE (Alex Merkin, 2016) (filming)

PostPosted: 09 Feb 2016, 01:01
by S_Tupid
Nathan wrote:It's like a new Dolph movie pops up every week.


To much Dolph films very fast can made us sick and like Dolph no more.

Re: ALTITUDE (Alex Merkin, 2016) (filming)

PostPosted: 09 Feb 2016, 12:10
by Jox
With one of the producers
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Re: ALTITUDE (Alex Merkin, 2016) (filming)

PostPosted: 10 Feb 2016, 10:22
by TEMIRLAN
Dolph is like Danny Trejo nowdays.

Re: ALTITUDE (Alex Merkin, 2016) (filming)

PostPosted: 10 Feb 2016, 14:04
by bomaz
TEMIRLAN wrote:Dolph is like Danny Trejo nowdays.

Well, I do not really agree on that. Dolph picks up his projects around the characters he has to play (a baddie in Altitude, a demon hunter in DKI, comedy breakthrough in KC2, a double character in Riot ...) and even if the movies are sometimes (well, ok, maybe most of the times) questionnable, at least he picks interesting characters "on the paper" (what you read on a script and what the reality becomes differs a lot I guess), as for Danny Trejo, I think he plays anything that gives him money (as Jox explained it on another topic), and, IMHO, for good reasons too (he makes people work). The difference is in the numbers (check the imdb page of Tejo, it's impressive :lol: ) and the quality of the characters.
But I can easily understand your point (even if i don't agree with you) :wink:

Re: ALTITUDE (Alex Merkin, 2016) (filming)

PostPosted: 16 Feb 2016, 00:23
by Jox
Jonathan Lipnicki, no longer the kid from JERRY MAGUIRE, STUART LITTLE and THE LITTLE VAMPIRE, is acting and credited as executive producer on it (among about 20 other producers).