Anton Corbijn’s been hard at work for months on his new film, The American. This is his first wide-release feature and stars George Clooney. The story centers around an assassin (Clooney) who hides out in Italy for one last assignment. The film is on a few 2011 Best Picture Watch lists.
Corbijn has just launched a production website, where he plans on posting photos and information from the set. Lucky for us, Corbijn is shooting these production snaps himself, and not just outsourcing to a production assistant with a cell phone. In addition, he’s providing some notes on how production is going:
“We filmed the beginning of the film at the very end of our shooting schedule: Late January in the middle of Sweden, Ostersund.
We filmed on a frozen lake in -20° celsius so that was tough on everyone, especially on the actors.”
The American shoots its way into theaters September 1st, 2010.