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UNIVERSAL MOVES OLIVER STONE'S 'SAVAGES' FROM FALL TO JULY 6 OPENING

BY MIKE FLEMING | JANUARY 31, 2012

Looks like Universal Pictures smells a summer hit in Savages, the Oliver Stone-directed adaptation of the bestselling Don Winslow novel. After screening a cut late last week, the studio has moved the film up to a July 6 slot. It had been scheduled to be released September 28. That puts it right in the heat of the summer with a shot at counter-programming against the tentpoles. Read more


OLIVER STONE'S 'SAVAGES' HOT ENOUGH FOR SUMMER

BY PAMELA MCCLINTOCK, TODD GILCHRIST | JANUARY 31, 2012

Universal moves up the release of the R-rated crime-drama--starring Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson--from Sept. 28 to July 6. Read more


WARNER BROTHER AQUIRES POST-WWII DON WINSLOW NOVEL 'SATORI' FOR LEONARDO DICAPRIO

BY MIKE FLEMING | OCTOBER 3, 2011

Warner Bros has acquired the Don Winslow bestselling novel Satori and will develop it as a star vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio to play a Westerner, raised in Japan and taught an assassin’s skills, who gets caught up in the chaos of post-WWII as the U.S., Soviet Union, France and China maneuver for power in Southeast Asia in the early 1950s. Shane Salerno will write the script with Winslow, and John Lesher’s Grisdi Productions and DiCaprio’s Appian Way partner Jennifer Killoran are producing. Read more


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John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Blake Lively Join 'Savages' Cast

By Mike Fleming | April 21, 2011

Oliver Stone is putting together a killer cast for Savages, the drama based on Don Winslow’s bestselling novel. Stone is arranging a Pulp Fiction reunion of John Travolta and Uma Thurman, as the two actors are in talks to join the ensemble cast. Also joining is is The Town’s Blake Lively, who beat out a group of young actresses to play the role of O. Travolta will play Dennis, a burned out DEA agent, and Thurman will play O’s mom, Paqu. Read more


TOLDJA! Universal Nearing 'Savages' Deal

By Mike Fleming | March 28, 2011

Despite the laughable claim of exclusivity just now by another outlet, I can report that Deadline’s March 19 scoop about Oliver Stone's Savages heading to Universal is getting closer, but it's not closed yet. They are now in exclusive negotiations, but they are still ironing out details. Still, as Deadline told you, Universal will be the distributor when all is done. Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch and Benicio Del Toro are set to star in the adaptation of the Don Winslow bestseller, with a script by Shane Salerno and the author. Salma Hayek is also in talks. Read more


Satori Book Trailer

From Hachette Book Group

Trevanian's Shibumi was a landmark bestseller, and one of the classic thrillers of the 20th century — now Don Winslow returns with the prequel, SATORI. Watch the book trailer below:



New York Times Picks Savages as a Top Ten Book of 2010

By Janet Maslin | November 23, 2010

SAVAGES by Don Winslow. Mr. Winslow wrote 12 previous crime novels before “Savages,” the one that jolts him into a different league. Boisterously stylish, outrageously brazen, this is a ferocious, wisecracking, high-wire act about a Southern California drug deal gone wrong. Read More


Don Winslow, Interviewed By Shane Salerno

By Shane Salerno | August 10, 2010

Novelist Don Winslow and screenwriter Shane Salerno have known each other for a long time–eleven years to be exact. They have worked together, including creating the NBC TV series UC: Undercover, trust each other implicitly and often exchange early drafts of their work and talk on the phone every day, usually about film adaptations of Winslow’s work which Salerno produces. Winslow’s latest novel Savages will be directed by Oscar winner Oliver Stone and Salerno serves as executive producer. Read more


Interview with Don Winslow About 'Savages'

By Terry Ambrose | July 15, 2010

Don Winslow is on a roll. The author's 13th novel, Savages, just received rave reviews from Janet Maslin of the New York Times. It was a review in which Maslin said that this is "the one that will jolt Mr. Winslow into a different league. 'Savages' is his 13th and most boisterously stylish crime book, his gutsiest and most startling bid for attention." Read more


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