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Next 'Bourne' Sequel Moved To July 2016

19 June 2014 12:59 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

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.”

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Uni puts Bourne pic back to 2016

18 June 2014 6:48 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

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.

Universal has moved the Nwa biopic Straight Outta Compton into the August 14 2015 slot.

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-WrightWill Packer serves as executive producer alongside Gray.

Lionsgate and Pantelion Films will release Spare Parts starring George Lopez, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Lee Curtis and Carlos Pena on January 16, 2015.


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Universal Moves Justin Lin’s ‘Bourne’ Sequel To 2016

18 June 2014 11:12 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

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 […] »

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Next ‘Bourne’ Film Pushed to July 2016

18 June 2014 11:09 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures has pushed back the next untitled “Bourne” pic from Aug. 14, 2015 to July 15, 2016.

Jeremy Renner is set to return with Justin Lin directing.

Frank Marshall once again produces, alongside Jeffrey Weiner and Ben Smith for Captivate Entertainment. Lin will also produce for his Perfect Storm Entertainment.

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.


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Next 'Bourne' Movie Delayed Until 2016

18 June 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

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

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Bourne 5 moving ahead with new writer, Fast & Furious director Justin Lin

9 May 2014 4:42 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The fifth Bourne movie has hired Andrew Baldwin as its screenwriter.

The currently untitled follow-up to The Bourne Legacy will be directed by Fast & Furious filmmaker Justin Lin and released on August 14, 2015.

Baldwin previously signed up to work on the Logan's Run remake for Warner Bros, while he also wrote upcoming Idris Elba thriller Bastille Day.

Lin will also serve as the film's producer, along with franchise stalwart Frank Marshall and Captivate's Jeffrey Weiner and Ben Smith.

Jeremy Renner will return to the fifth film in the series as Aaron Cross, following his debut in 2012.

The Bourne Legacy grossed $276 million (£163m) worldwide upon release. Watch the trailer below: »

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Universal Signs Zhang Yimou To Film The Parsifal Mosaic

14 February 2014 5:53 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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 »

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Zhang Yimou in Talks to Direct Universal’s ‘The Parsifal Mosaic’

13 February 2014 5:15 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Hero” and “House of a Flying Daggers” helmer Zhang Yimou is in talks to helm the adaptation of Robert Ludlum’s “The Parsifal Mosaic” for Universal Pictures.

Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer will produce along with Captivate Entertainment’s Ben Smith and Jeffrey Weiner. Imagine Entertainment’s Erica Huggins will serve as executive producer.

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.

Co-president of production Peter Cramer and director of development Jay Polidoro will oversee the project for the studio.

If a deal is made, the film would be Yimou’s domestic debut having previously worked on “Hero” and “House of Flying Daggers” in China. He is repped by CAA and managers Mo Zhang and Catherine Pang.

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Universal Sets Zhang Yimou To Helm Robert Ludlum Adaptation ‘The Parsifal Mosaic’

13 February 2014 4:32 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

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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