Tuesday, April 17, 2012
DUBIOUS New JFK film based on Secret Service member's book
I can see it all now: Blaine will have some cheesey actor portraying JFK, falsely commanding them to get off the limo. Blaine has made a ton of money off the man they failed to protect; this film continues the gravy train for him. Remember: JFK DID NOT ORDER THE AGENTS OFF HIS LIMOUSINE---MY MANY INTERVIEWS WITH FORMER SECRET SERVICE AGENTS AND WHITE HOUSE AIDES DEBUNKS HIS BOOK. Nice job protecting JFK...not! New JFK film based on Secret Service member's book Tim Molloy Reuters 6:02 p.m. CDT, April 16, 2012 NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - The producers of a film planned to coincide with the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination say it will set "the record straight in answer to Oliver Stone's fanciful 'JFK.'" Ramos & Sparks Group of Tallahassee, Fla. and Los Angeles-based Atchity Entertainment International announced Monday that they had obtained the rights to "The Kennedy Detail." The book was written by former Secret Service agent Gerald Blaine and journalist Lisa McCubbin. Blaine, part of Kennedy's security detail, worked with McCubbin on his first-hand account of serving the president from his election in 1960 through his death on November 22, 1963. "The unique relationship between this President and those charged with his safety is a story that will add a previously unknown perspective into the brief, but well-chronicled era known as the Kennedy Administration," said Dr. Ken Atchity, president of Atchity, who will produce with partner Chi-Li Wong, as well as Rich Ramos and Bob Sparks. They made the "fanciful" comment in a news release about the deal. They hope to release the film in late 2013. An Emmy-nominated documentary based on "The Kennedy Detail," narrated by Martin Sheen, was executive-produced by Atchity and Wong, along with Renegade83, with Blaine and McCubbin serving as producers. It first aired on Discovery Channel in 2010. New feature film planned as 'answer to Oliver Stone's fanciful 'JFK' Published: Monday, April 16, 2012, 11:30 AM Updated: Monday, April 16, 2012, 12:42 PM In marketing Oliver Stone's 1991 New Orleans-shot, Kennedy-assassination conspiracy theory "JFK," Warner Bros. referred to it as "the story that won't go away." Now, some 21 years later, another film company is doing its part to make sure that claim remains true. The Los Angeles-based Atchity Entertainment, in partnership with the Florida-based Ramos & Sparks Group, announced plans today (April 16) for a feature film based on one insider's account of the Kennedy assassination. The production is described it as an "answer to Oliver Stone's fanciful 'JFK.'" The new film will be based on the New York Times bestseller "The Kennedy Detail," written by former Secret Service agent Gerald Blaine - a former member of Kennedy's security detail -- with journalist Lisa McCubbin. The book has already spawned a Discovery Channel documentary, also called "The Kennedy Detail," which was narrated by Martin Sheen and nominated last year for a News and Documentary Emmy in the long-form historical programming category. For its part, Stone's 1991's "JFK" was based on a book by New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison who -- unsatisfied with the official line -- launched his own investigation into the assassination. Shooting for two months in town in summer 1991, "JFK" stands as one of highest-profile films to shoot in New Orleans prior to the state's 2002 adoption of filmmaking tax incentives. Upon its release in December 1991, the film earned more than $200 million in worldwide box office, as well as eight Oscar nominations, including for best picture. (It won two, for film editing and cinematography). It also, however, generated no small amount of controversy, as Stone was widely criticized for playing fast and loose with the facts. The new film, producer Rich Ramos says, will be different. "As a life-long student of the Kennedy administration and the events of November 22, 1963, I could see immediately that this book provided a clear picture and keen insight into the everyday workings of the administration as well as that horrible day in Dallas," producer Rich Ramos said today in a news release. "The true story contained in 'The Kennedy Detail' needs to be brought to theaters around the world so that history can be presented accurately, once and for all." Producers are targeting a 2013 release date - exactly 50 years after the assassination -- although it's unclear when production will begin or where it will take place. No cast has been announced.