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Theatrical Release Schedule for The Bourne Identity 5 and Lucy. The released release dates and the adjusted release schedules range from 2014 to 2015. All the release dates are subject to change by the their producers and/or their distributors. The 2014-2015 Theatrical Release Schedule with descriptions: “Untitled Next Bourne Chapter” is set [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
The film officially announced for development in August , Universal Pictures has today set an August 14, 2015 release date for their upcoming fifth entry in the Robert Ludlum-inspired franchise that launched with The Bourne Identity in 2002. Justin Lin ( Fast & Furious series) will direct with Jeremy Renner returning as Aaron Cross. Frank Marshall once again produces, alongside Jeffrey Weiner and Ben Smith for Captivate. Lin will also produce for his Perfect Storm Entertainment. The August 14 release date has Bourne 5 opening opposite The Smurfs 3 . Universal also has set the Luc Besson-helmed Lucy for release on August 8, 2014. Starring Scarlett Johansson, the action-thriller tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her »
Back in 2010, "A Few Good Men" co-stars Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson were in talks to re-team for the new "El Presidente" action comedy. Two years later, Jay Roach (Meet the Parents) was on board to direct, but Nicholson was replaced by Robert Downey Jr. Now comes word that Roach is out and Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) is in. And because Downey has exited as well, Cruise and Liman have decided to once again convince Nicholson to return. According to THR, the two men went to Nicholson's home to discuss "El Presidente." Cruise apparently told the actor that he won't do the movie without him. "El Presidente" follows an overzealous Secret Service agent (Cruise) whose work-life boundary issues get him reassigned to the inglorious task of guarding America's worst former president (Nicholson), who is a bumbling sleaze. The job suddenly becomes exciting when a threat is made on the »
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Cruise wants Nicholson to play the title character in El Presidente, according to the Hollywood Reporter. In the film, which The Bourne Identity's Doug Liman is to direct, Cruise will play a straight-arrow Us Secret Service agent assigned to protect the country's worst-ever former commander-in-chief. His charge was elevated from vice-president upon the death of his predecessor, and spent much of his time in office boozing and chasing women. In the screenplay, by British comedy writer Jesse Armstrong, Daniel J Goor and Paul Attanasio, the pair are forced to go on the run when an assassination attempt is made on the former president's life. »
- Ben Child
A fake psychic investigates nasty crimes in Santa Barbara: not a grim police procedural, but a cartoonish comedy with endless in-jokes and relentless repartee
In sunny Santa Barbara, psychic Shawn Spencer uses his uncanny powers to help police solve baffling crimes. Except Shawn is a fraud. His flashes of psychic inspiration are simply Sherlock-style deductive leaps, the result of being raised by a strict cop father who drilled his observational skills. If the intention was to mould a methodical, serious-minded young man, it backfired spectacularly – since Shawn is a prattling, self-dramatising dilettante. When he turns up at a funeral in casual clothes, his best friend and reluctant partner Gus (played by The West Wing's Dulé Hill) wonders aloud what kind of man doesn't own a suit. "The Joker," answers Shawn immediately. "Colonel Sanders. Matthew McConaughey." They could all be touchstones for this man-child.
Once you acclimatise to James Roday's manic performance as Shawn, »
- Graeme Virtue
Rule One: The Moffat Lies.
Rule One-a: So Does The McGann.
After nearly a year of what showrunner Steven Moffat described as “lying through my teeth”, the prequel to the Doctor Who anniversary episode “The Day of the Doctor” reveals that the one fact that upset people the most is the one that was the biggest lie.
Watch, and squee with me.
Ok, so technically, Paul McGann isn’t in the Anniversary episode proper, so his year-long claim that he wasn’t asked to take part wasn’t quite a lie, but it’s close enough.
And it was released on his birthday, which is just a case of the universe rolling the right way on occasion.
The Sisterhood of Karn made their first appearance in the Tom Baker adventure The Brain of Morbius. The Sisterhood have had a long history with the Time Lords, as described in numerous prose and audio adventures. »
- Vinnie Bartilucci
When it was announced earlier this year that James Wan would be taking the reins for the seventh Fast & Furious film the focus was understandably on Wan’s move from micro-budgeted and highly profitable horror films to the blockbuster world of Universal’s biggest franchise. Fast & Furious 6 cost $160 million to produce, while the most expensive of Wan’s films (The Conjuring) topped off at only $20m. The unasked question, at least at the time, was where Justin Lin would go next. As the director of the last four films in the series, Lin has injected nearly $2 billion into Universal’s coffers over the past seven years. He’s been loosely attached to a handful of projects since then for both film and television, but none have seemed very solid or calculated. Until now anyway. Per Deadline, Universal has set Lin to direct and hopefully rejuvenate one of their other franchises. That »
- Rob Hunter
Cut from the same comedic cloth as Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s collaborations with director Edgar Wright, “The Wrong Mans” places a pair of nerdy British leads in a high-concept action scenario. This six-episode co-production between BBC and Hulu could have easily worked as a feature film, but succeeds just as well in 30 minute segments conducive to binge watching. Already a hit in the UK — where it premiered to BBC2′s best comedy ratings since Ricky Gervais’ “Extras” — series looks primed to draw a cult following Stateside and should generate enough buzz and fanboy appeal to justify Hulu’s involvement.
Stars, writers and co-creators James Corden and Mathew Baynton are already established across the pond from their work on sit-com “Gavin & Stacey,” while Corden’s career is on the rise domestically after winning a Tony for “One Man, Two Guvnors” and landing a lead in the upcoming big screen adaptation of “Into the Woods. »
- Geoffrey Berkshire
Justin Lin directing Jeremy Renner in The Bourne Identity 5. The choice of Justin Lin answers the question of who will direct the fifth The Bourne Identity film. Along for the ride is Jeremy Renner who will reprise his role of Aaron Cross from the last The Bourne Indentity [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
Some people have all the luck. After delivering three increasingly terrific installments of the Fast & Furious franchise (in addition to Tokyo Drift), Justin Lin has signed on to direct the next entry in another box-office juggernaut: Universal’s Bourne series. Lin will take over directing duties on Bourne 5 from Tony Gilroy, who helmed 2012′s The Bourne Legacy to mixed reviews.
The fact that Universal is handing the reins over to a director best-known for his action savvy suggests that the studio wants Bourne 5 to adopt a more action-packed feel than its predecessor, which emphasized brain over brawn. In Gilroy’s entry, new protagonist Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) made use of his MacGyver-style ingenuity much more frequently than his skills in hand-to-hand combat.
Clearly, The Bourne Legacy‘s slightly underwhelming reception has made Universal re-think how the franchise should proceed. Snagging Lin to direct is certainly a step in the right »
- Isaac Feldberg
At the end of the summer, there was a rumor going around that Universal Pictures wanted director Paul Greengrass and star Matt Damon to return to the action franchise that started with The Bourne Identity and has now spun-off into The Bourne Legacy starring Jeremy Renner. That rumor turned out to be false, but now the studio has found a director for the next sequel in the expanding Jason Bourne universe as Deadline reports Fast & Furious franchise director Justin Lin has been hired to take over Bourne for Universal. It's not surprising considering the bang-up job he did revitalizing a series that seemed to be tired. The question is what will happen in the story. Will we merely continue the story that follows Jeremy Renner's Aaron Cross character, or will Universal be able to coerce Damon into returning in some capacity for some kind of team-up, or even possibly a face-off? »
- Ethan Anderton
The Bourne franchise is about to get a little faster and lot more furious. Universal Pictures has selected Justin Lin -- who helmed the last four "Fast and Furious" films to direct the sequel to "The Bourne Legacy," according to Deadline. Jeremy Renner is set to reprise his role as super spy Aaron Cross, an agent of the same shady organization that created Jason Bourne, played by Matt Damon in "The Bourne Identity," The Bourne Supremacy" and "The Bourne Ultimatum." While there's no title or plot summary for "Bourne 5" as of yet, Anthony Peckham ("Sherlock Holmes") is writing the script. Tony Gilroy wrote and directed "The »
- Hitfix Staff
Exclusive: Universal Pictures has tapped the director of one of the studio’s most lucrative and successful franchises to take on the fifth installment of The Bourne Identity franchise. Justin Lin will direct the sequel to the Tony Gilroy-directed The Bourne Legacy, the pic that kicked off storyline of Aaron Cross, the character played by Jeremy Renner. Renner is set to return as Cross in a story hatched by ‘Invictus’ and ‘Sherlock Holmes’ scribe Anthony Peckham. Frank Marshall and Captivate Entertainment’s Ben Smith and Jeffrey Weiner are also back as producers, and Lin also will produce through his Perfect Storm banner. I’m hearing a summer 2015 release is being eyed for this one, though the studio is saying it doesn’t know when it will open. Universal chairman Donna Langley, co-president of production Peter Cramer, and VP Production Anikah McLaren will oversee the project for the studio. Bourne Legacy, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
The good news? If you’re planning on traveling during Thanksgiving week, you won’t be missing any of the amazing Doctor Who programming that BBC America has announced for the 50th anniversary, including several new specials. The bad news? You’re going to need to take an extra week of vacation the week before Thanksgiving, in order to watch it all. Or maybe you feel some illness coming on?
We’ll have all of this on the SciFiMafia.com calendar, but here it all is in one convenient place, along with descriptions of everything. Also included is a confirmation of the Dw:datd simulcast time: 2:50pm Eastern, November 23.
If you’re new to Doctor Who, Now Is The Time to join us. BBC America has included an excellent catch-up summary of the entire show, under “About Doctor Who” in the press release below, so you’ll be ready. You won’t really know, »
- Erin Willard
The film, repped at Afm by Easternlight, the Asian label of Arclight Films, is the directorial debut of British stunt director Nick Powell, who has won five Taurus awards for his stunt escapades and was action choreographer on “The Bourne Identity.”
Locations include several in Beijing, Hebei province and the exotic region of Yunnan.
The film is structured as a Chinese-Canadian-French co-production and is one of few martial-arts period pieces to be shot in English and targeted at a global market. The most successful of the genre was “Forbidden Kingdom,” which Arclight also handled. Chinese financing for “Outcast” also comes from the Yunnan Film Group, which previously backed Arclight’s “Bait 3D.”
The film’s action follows a mysterious warrior who teams with the daughter and son of a deposed Chinese emperor to defeat their cruel uncle, »
- Patrick Frater
Exclusive: In a mid-six-figure deal, Millennium Films has acquired The Civilian, a spec script by Rachel Long and Brian Pittman that the film company hopes will give it another franchise, this one in the vein of The Bourne Identity. It was bought in a competitive situation and will be fast tracked into production. Millennium already has its Expendables and Olympus Has Fallen franchises, and this could be another. In The Civilian, an American doctor has his identity stolen by a covert operative. The only way he can clear his name is to assume the dangerous mission of the spy who stole it. Related: Afm: Stars Back For ‘Olympus’ Sequel ‘London Has Fallen’ Millennium president Mark Gill is producing. Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson and Christine Crow are executive producers. Long & Pittman’s original screenplay Dawn Patrol is in post and stars Scott Eastwood, Jeff Fahey and Rita Wilson. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Millennium Films has secured the rights to an original action thriller, The Civilian , Deadline reports. A spec script, the project arrives from the screenwriting pair of Rachel Long and Brian Pittman and is likened to The Bourne Identity both in tone and in its aspirations to spawn a franchise. The Civilian follows an American doctor who has his identity stolen by a top-level spy. To save himself, the man is forced to, in turns, take the identity of the spy and, with it, the man's dangerous assignment. Mark Gill will produce with Christine Crow, Boaz Davidson, Avi Lerner and Trevor Short executive producing. The Civilian is being fast-tracked into production. While there's currently no one attached to direct or star, expect that to change in the very near future. »
We had a feeling that An Adventure in Space and Time would be aired over the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who celebration weekend, but the exact day and time were still to be specified. We have confirmation of that now, November 22nd at 9/8c on BBC America. Wouldn’t want to miss it. Here’s the official press release.
What do you get when you mix C.S. Lewis with H.G. Wells, and sprinkle in a bit of Father Christmas? An alien Time Lord exploring space and time in a Police Box spaceship called the “Tardis” (Time And Relative Dimension in Space). On November 23, 1963, a television legend began when the very first episode of Doctor Who was broadcast on BBC One. »
- Jess Orso
Starz Managing Director, Carmi Zlotnik, announced today that Starz has put into development a new half-hour scripted dramedy titled "Heartbeats," from Hypnotic's Doug Liman and Dave Bartis, Universal Cable Productions (Ucp) and writers Ben York Jones and Michael Mohan. "Heartbeats" is an intimate glimpse into the constantly intersecting and diverging lives of Bobby and Kristen; two down-to-Earth individuals who would be perfect for each other, if only they had met at a different time. "Heartbeats" will explore their story with an episode format that focuses alternatingly on Bobby and Kristen. Liman ("Covert Affairs," "Suits," The Bourne Identity , The Bourne Supremacy , The Bourne Ultimatum ) and Bartis ("Suits," »
The Blacklist, Season 1, Episode 6: “Gina Zanetakos”
Written by Wendy West
Directed by Adam Arkin
Airs Mondays at 10pm Et on NBC
Last week’s “The Courier” ended with Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) being confronted by her husband Tom (Ryan Eggold) over a box filled with guns and fake passports, The Bourne Identity style. Tom thinks the box is hers (or is feigning ignorance) and Elizabeth thinks the box is his. Adding to her suspicion, Elizabeth also wonders if Tom is responsible for the murder of a Russian agent. Logically there’s only one reasonable course of action: take it to the FBI. While Tom is busy being interrogated by resident CIA operative Meera Malik (Parminder Nagra), Keen is somehow still allowed to work and is directed by Red (James Spader) to Gina Zanetakos (Margarita Levieva), a Blacklister that is connected to Tom and his current predicament.
The Blacklist looked »
- Drew Koenig
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