THE PEACEKEEPER (Frédéric Forestier, 1997)

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Re: THE PEACEKEEPER - Frédéric Forestier (1997)

Postby udar55 on 29 Apr 2011, 19:41

Was flipping through an old Variety and saw an ad for this under a different title. Thought you guys might want to check it out.

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Re: THE PEACEKEEPER - Frédéric Forestier (1997)

Postby Jox on 29 Apr 2011, 19:45

Nice find!

Yep it was shot under the title of HELLBENT (as the copyright also attests it: © Filmline International (Hellbent), Inc.) and soon changed to THE PEACKEEPER, actually before that I think there was even called RED ZONE.

Hey could you scan the whole page (even if it's all the Nu Image/Millennium projects) please?
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Re: THE PEACEKEEPER - Frédéric Forestier (1997)

Postby Jox on 27 May 2011, 18:34

John Turlesky's CHAIN OF COMMAND (2000), with Patrick Muldoon and Michael Biehn, clearly seems to be an unconfessed remake of THE PEACEKEEPER; and who's playing the US president but Roy Scheider again!
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Re: THE PEACEKEEPER - Frédéric Forestier (1997)

Postby riotgirl77 on 13 Jun 2011, 06:23

Hi-res pictures + Dolph's hair= :D :D :D :D

Thanks so much for posting those!
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Re: THE PEACEKEEPER (Frédéric Forestier, 1997)

Postby Jox on 20 Mar 2012, 11:31

The rooftops car chase.



By the way THE PEACEKEEPER (produced under the title HELLBENT, which was changed during post-production) was the first feature for French director Frédéric Forestier who went on to direct some big budget movies in France. The film cost about $10 million, but only 6 million were really used to make the film, the rest was various above the line fees including Dolph's salary (~2mil).
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Re: THE PEACEKEEPER (Frédéric Forestier, 1997)

Postby Nikolai Cherenco on 20 Mar 2012, 23:52

I like this movie.
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Re: THE PEACEKEEPER (Frédéric Forestier, 1997)

Postby leigh1975 on 15 Dec 2012, 22:35

I'm confused... I thought the film was called Etat D'urgence in France? The trailer bears the Peacekeeper title...
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Re: THE PEACEKEEPER (Frédéric Forestier, 1997)

Postby Jox on 16 Dec 2012, 14:49

Yes it is, it's just that they didn't replace the original title card in the trailer while voice-over says "ETAT D'URGENCE"...
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Re: THE PEACEKEEPER (Frédéric Forestier, 1997)

Postby leigh1975 on 16 Dec 2012, 16:12

Oh, I see. I ask, because I bought a Dutch version of the old Renegades movie with Kiefer Sutherland which is called Hamnarana on the box but retains the english title in the opening credits of the film.
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Re: THE PEACEKEEPER (Frédéric Forestier, 1997)

Postby Jox on 16 Dec 2012, 16:19

It cost less to keep the original title there, especially if the title is on a filmed shot and not a black title card. Used to be very expensive at the labs to do process these operations..
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Re: THE PEACEKEEPER (Frédéric Forestier, 1997)

Postby Jox on 07 May 2013, 16:09

PARANOÏA (1993), Frédéric Forestier's short film (starring Jean Reno and Michèle Laroque) that helped him get noticed at Slamdance's festival (1996 first edition) and sign a deal two months later at Cannes to direct THE PEACEKEEPER.
http://vimeo.com/49916234

Pitch:
"Two gangsters are bringing a ticking timebomb into a skyscraper, when suddenly they get stuck in the elevator."
Hummm, sounds familiar...

Vintage review:
The first International film Slamdance showed was actually a french short called "Paranoia" which is being shown before "Rifle." Noted also as Slamdance's first widescreen film, "Paranoia" is a ten minute trip in an elevator with two thugs with a time-bomb in a suitcase, unexpected guests, and more bombs. Director Frederic Forestier originally started the short in 1991 and finally finished the expensive "Filcker" in 1993 at a total of about $200,000 (mostly due to the popular French actors that were used.) Forestier later commented that having a star in his film really makes no difference on its success. Being part live action and part computer animation (via a home Amiga system,) Forestier did claim that he was able to cost his FX cost to one-tenth of the cost of pyrotechnics and other live FX by using computer animation. After viewing the short, I think more money could have been saved by not even filming the second half, which seemed somewhat disjointed where more and more people with little motive eventually bomb the entire world. A cute film, it reminds me of an old college project I did that got out of hand. "The Delicate Art of the Rifle" followed and made me really hate people that don't give films a chance.

http://www.radcyberzine.com/issues/rad_3_d.txt

Since then, Forestier turned down PEACEKEEPER 2,3,4 (he was even offered FROM DUSK TILL DAWN 3), developed sci-fi projects that didn't get off the ground, and went on to make direct and co-direct bigger popular French movies like DEAD WEIGHT, THE GODFATHERS, ASTERIX AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES, STAR 80...
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Re: THE PEACEKEEPER (Frédéric Forestier, 1997)

Postby Jox on 08 Nov 2013, 18:37

U.S. home video trailer + screener promo attached:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x120vl ... shortfilms
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Re: THE PEACEKEEPER (Frédéric Forestier, 1997)

Postby Jox on 26 Nov 2013, 11:26

Robert Aldrich's long forgotten and recently rehabilitated TWILIGHT'S LAST GLEAMING (1977) is quite possibly a strong influence on THE PEACEKEEPER (which is likely an unconfessed remake):



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Re: THE PEACEKEEPER (Frédéric Forestier, 1997)

Postby Mosquito on 27 Nov 2013, 23:11

That's quite a cast! Never heard of that movie before though.
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