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The next sequel in the Bourne franchise won't hit theaters until 2016. The fifth installment was originally set to be released on August 14, 2015.
Justin Lin (Fast Five) is set to direct the sequel, with Jeremy Renner returning as Aaron Cross. Though Matt Damon mentioned that he was open to returning to the franchise, chances are he won't be reprising his signature role. The actor said he would consider reprising his role if director Paul Greengrass returned–he's not.
“I've always been open to it if Paul Greengrass is the director. We've just never been able to come up with a story. So if any of your viewers have a story, please call Universal and submit it. It felt like such a good way to end it the last time... But having said that, I love that character and I'd love to see what happened to him.”
The fifth Bourne movie will »
- Laura Frances
Universal Pictures announced on Wednesday (18) that it had moved Untitled Next Bourne Chapter from its August 14 2015 slot.
The action film starring Jeremy Renner is now scheduled to open on July 15 2016.
Justin Lin will direct the fifth instalment inspired by the books of Robert Ludlum. Renner reunites with producer Frank Marshall, who is producing alongside Jeffrey Weiner and Ben Smith for Captivate Entertainment.
Lin will also produce for his Perfect Storm Entertainment.
O’Shea Jackson Jr, Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell will portray Ice Cube, Dr Dre and Eazy-e. F Gary Gray directs and Cube and Dre produce with Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright. Will Packer serves as executive producer alongside Gray.
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Justin Lin (Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6) is still directing the fifth installment of Universal’s Bourne franchise, but it won’t be hitting theaters next summer after all. The studio has pushed back the untitled Bourne sequel nearly a year from August 14, 2015 to July 15, 2016. So far Uni’s only competition that weekend is another blockbuster five-quel: Fox’s Ice Age 5. Jeremy Renner is set to return as super spy Aaron Cross, with Frank Marshall producing again alongside Jeffrey Weiner and Ben Smith for Captivate Entertainment. Lin is also producing for Perfect Storm Entertainment. He was hired last […] »
Universal Pictures has pushed back the next untitled “Bourne” pic from Aug. 14, 2015 to July 15, 2016.
Since the studio only recently set Andrew Baldwin to pen the script to the next and a production date had not been set for the film, it makes sense that Universal pushed the release to give more time to finish the script.
The last installment, “The Bourne Legacy,” grossed more than $275 million worldwide.
In it’s place, Uni has date the N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton” for Aug. 14, 2015 announcing that newcomers O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell will play group members Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-e in F. Gary Gray film.
- Justin Kroll
The next chapter in the Bourne spy film film franchise has been pushed back one year from Aug. 14, 2015, to Friday, July 15, 2016. Justin Lin is directing the fifth installment, which sees the return of Jeremy Renner in the lead role of Aaron Cross. Photos Behind the Scenes of THR's Jeremy Renner Cover Shoot Frank Marshall is producing the untitled tentpole alongside Jeffrey Weiner and Ben Smith for Captivate Entertainment. Lin will also produce for his Perfect Storm Entertainment. According to insiders, the move was made so that the August 2014 date could be used for Straight Outta
- Rebecca Ford, Pamela McClintock
The fifth Bourne movie has hired Andrew Baldwin as its screenwriter.
The Bourne Legacy grossed $276 million (£163m) worldwide upon release. Watch the trailer below: »
In a landmark move, Universal Pictures have signed award-winning Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou (The Flowers Of War) to direct their planned film adaptation of Robert Ludlum’s The Parsifal Mosaic. According to Deadline, this collaboration will mark the first time a mainland Chinese director has signed on for an English-language film for a Us film studio.
Zhang Yimou – a director, producer, actor, writer and former cinematographer – is no stranger to the concept of blazing a trail. In 1990, his film Ju Dou became the first Chinese movie to be nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. More recently, he directed both the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games.
The Parsifal Mosaic has been in development at Universal for some time. Quickly becoming a bestseller for author Robert Ludlum after it was published in 1982, it tells the story of Robert Havelock – a Us State Department Intelligence »
- Sarah Myles
Story follows a retired CIA operative who gets back in the game when he discovers that the woman he loved who he thought was killed is still alive.
A draft of the screenplay was written by David Self.
Deadline Hollywood was »
- Justin Kroll
Exclusive: What’s a Robert Ludlum thriller without an unexpected plot twist? How about Universal Pictures setting Zhang Yimou to direct The Parsifal Mosaic, the Ludlum bestseller that Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer and Ron Howard are producing with Captivate’s Jeffrey Weiner and Ben Smith? I’m told this is the first time that a mainland Chinese director has signed to do an English-language film with a film studio in the U.S. That was the goal when, in May 2012, CAA signed the filmmaker whose film Ju Dou became the first Chinese feature to be nominated for an Oscar, and who also directed the dazzling Opening Ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. It is not clear yet whether this will be his first Hollywood film or not because he has other irons in the fire. Zhang’s films include the BAFTA-winning Raise The Red Lantern, Hero, House Of Flying Daggers »
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