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Frank Marshall is known mostly for producing some of the most beloved films of all time, including Back to the Future, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Goonies, and The Bourne Identity. But from time to time he tries his hand at directing as well. Among other things, he’s helmed Arachnophobia, Congo, Eight Below, and […]
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- Angie Han
1. This is a great idea. Everyone knew that Marvel would figure out some way to keep making movies where Robert Downey Jr. wears some kind of cool metal suit. But Iron Man 4 was always a skeptical proposition. "Fun, Shambling Mess" is basically the best you can hope for when it comes to fourquels. (See: The fish-out-of-time-water shenanigans in Star Trek IV; Stallone solving the Cold War with his fists in Rocky IV; Harry and Ron having a really wacky wizard prom in Goblet of Fire.) Marvel could've positioned a fourth Iron Man movie as a complete in-franchise reboot by »
- Darren Franich
The Important News We got our first look at Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle in Clint Eastwood's American Sniper. And an exclusive look at ABCs of Death 2. We heard a rumor that The Avengers 3 will be split into two movies. And neither of them will feature Joaquin Phoenix, who is not going to be Dr. Strange. But at least Robert Downey Jr. is back on the Iron Man 4 possibility train. Dwayne Johnson will be a spy in a movie from the author of The Bourne Identity. He'll also star in a Baywatch movie. The sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will be exclusively released on Netflix and some IMAX theaters. The Twilight series is continuing with new short films. We learned how hard it is to cast Bill Murray in a movie.  ...
- Christopher Campbell
Ever since they wrote Good Will Hunting 18 years ago, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have been one of Hollywood's most well-known bromances. But no bromance is complete without some healthy competition, which is why we've gone back through the years since their first Oscar win and looked at their careers. With Samantha Highfill representing Matt Damon in one corner, and Joshua Rivera representing Ben Affleck in the other, here's how the fight breaks down: 1997 Damon: Good Will Hunting Sure, both Damon and Affleck won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, but only one of them was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor, »
- EW staff
It may not be the Grand Opening celebration that the Academy of Motion Pictures Art & Sciences is going to be throwing when they launch the long-awaited Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures at some point in 2017 as is now planned, but the Los Angeles debut of the much-acclaimed Hollywood Costume exhibit imported by the Academy from the Victoria And Albert Museum in London is really something to see. The Academy’s Ellen Harrington told me at Wednesday night’s opening event (in the space at Wilshire and Fairfax that will eventually become the Acad’s Museum ) that it took them months just to get it in the kind of shape needed to house this remarkable exhibit celebrating the art of costume design and its vital importance, in so many ways, to the art of movies. With over 150 costumes including 40 newly added ones just for the Los Angeles version this is an »
- Pete Hammond
Looking at the seemingly never ending slew of remakes, reboots and reimagining’s hitting cinemas you could be forgiven for thinking the future of original and independent film doesn’t look very good. However, like finding an old pair of jeans with a crumpled up £20 note in the back pocket, you may find something interesting to watch looking at past gems rather than future turkeys.
We’ve got films on this list almost 40 years old and while some were hits in their day that have long faded from the public’s consciousness (like stone-wash denim), others flew under the radar of mainstream viewing when they were released and have since been all but forgotten (like Evisu Jeans but not as hideously fugly).
With Hollywood’s emphasis ostensibly on ‘Bigger! Louder! More!’ now is the perfect time to re-acquaint yourself with these forgotten gems that all offer the viewer something different, »
- Kristopher Powell
If you read any of my reviews out of this year's Sundance, you'll know I went nuts for The Guest. A nifty throwback/tongue-in-cheek homage to eighties movies, The Guest is like The Terminator meets The Hitcher by way of The Bourne Identity. Director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett have had a long and fruitful run together, culminating in last year's sleeper hit you're Next. If anything, The Guest is an even more creative mix of horror, comedy and action »
- Chris Bumbray
Back in July, Dwayne Johnson was in early talks to take the lead in an adaptation of Robert Ludlum's novel The Janson Directive. The actor has now confirmed his role as Paul Janson, announcing that Academy-award winning writer Akiva Goldsman will pen the screenplay.
Academy Award winner Akiva Goldsman will write the script. Let's roll... #Ludlum#Conspiracy#JansonDirectivepic.twitter.com/B0tpHu3dL8
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 27, 2014
Dwayne Johnson will star as a former Navy Seal and spy for the government agency Consular Operations, who leaves the agency after a number of sanctioned serial killings. He becomes a private security consultant, teaming up with a sharpshooter, striving to help only those who are in need, although he must uncover a vast conspiracy when he is targeted for assassination.
Based on the novel by the late Robert Ludlum ("The Bourne Identity"), Johnson is slated to play a former consular ops agent who goes into business as a private security consultant after a high number of sanctioned killings.
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- Garth Franklin
“If you’re looking for ransom, I can tell you that I don’t have any money. What I do have, are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career, skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.” – Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson), Taken
When Liam Neeson was playing telephone with bad guys in 2008’s Taken, he was not just introducing himself to those who had nixed his daughter’s attempt to stalk U2 guitarist The Edge. He was inaugurating a new action hero archetype built of aged wisdom and burrowed brawn, the middle-aged vigilante assassin. (Vigilante applied here because as “one who undertakes law enforcement without legal authority,” while “assassin” fits to associations of precise violent skills.)
The success of Neeson’s mission as ex-cia guy Mills, that is, the hundreds of millions of dollars Taken took, confirmed the vitality of a middle-aged vigilante assassin, »
- Nick Allen
• Bryan Cranston and Matt Damon are in very early talks to star in Zhang Yimou’s China-set movie The Great Wall. This is the second time the film has tried to go into production after a failed attempt by director Ed Zwick that was to star Henry Cavill and Benjamin Walker. The latest draft of the supernatural adventure picture was written by Tony Gilroy (The Bourne Identity) and follows the mystery surrounding the construction of The Great Wall of China. [Deadline]
- Jake Perlman
Exclusive: Heisenberg, on the Great Wall of China? Bryan Cranston is in early talks to co-star in The Great Wall, the Legendary Pictures film the great Chinese helmer Zhang Yimou signed on to direct. This development closely follows Deadline’s Saturday scoop that Legendary and Matt Damon are trying to see if they can work out his busy schedule (he shoots Ridley Scott’s The Martian and likely follows with the Paul Greengrass-directed Bourne Identity sequel) so that he can play the lead in the China-set epic. Damon is keen on working with Zhang, and nearly did so on Flowers Of War, the picture that Christian Bale starred in. The Bourne Identity‘s Tony Gilroy wrote the most recent draft of the adventure film. Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro did the earlier draft.
- Mike Fleming Jr
Critics largely loathed it. Audiences didn't initially know what to make of it. But despite being dropped in the dead zone that is January and left to rot, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters found a following that took the R-rated fairy tale to a respectable $220 million worldwide. A sequel is promised, but we're still waiting on word that it's a go. And it seems that might all hinge on Jeremy Renner, a man of many, many movie franchises. Today I sat down with Jeremy Renner, who is currently involved in franchises spawned from The Avengers, The Bourne Identity, and Mission: Impossible. After talking about his upcoming political thriller Kill The Messenger, I asked this insanely busy star about the prospect of him returning to Hansel & Grete:l Witch Hunters for its sequel. Cb: Are you signed on to Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2? Jeremy Renner: Not that I'm aware of, no. I »
Damon and director Paul Greengrass are making deals with Universal to team up for a new Bourne film.
As the old saying goes, you can't keep a good government assassin down. Jason Bourne – and not Jeremy Renner's semi-confusing Jason Bourne analog – is coming back as Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass are currently making a deal with Universal to reunite for a third time, according to Deadline.
This will be the fourth time Damon has stepped into the shoes of the titular trained killer, first playing him in 2002 in The Bourne Identity. Identity was directed by Doug Liman who handed the series' reigns over to Greengrass in 2004 for The Bourne Supremacy.
It was Greengrass who gave the franchise its iconic handheld 'shaky cam' look, which he used to acclaimed effect in the 2007 installment The Bourne Ultimatum, which was the last film Damon appeared in as the eponymous hero.
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In a surprise move over at Universal, both director Paul Greengrass and star Matt Damon are both making a return to the Jason Bourne franchise that started with The Bourne Identity all of the way back in 2002. Edge Of Tomorrow helmer Doug Liman directed that movie, but Greengrass brought the following sequels The Bourne Supermacy and The Bourne Ultimatum to cinemas in the years that followed.
In 2012, ‘Ultimatum’ writer Tony Gilroy stepped into the role of director for spin-off The Bourne Legacy, which was led by newcomer to the franchise Jeremy Renner, and while a sequel to that movie was due in 2016, it now looks like that release slot may be taken by the new Greengrass movie.
While the spin-off sequel will not be released in that slot, Universal did say that a film that will continue to feature the exploits of Renner’s Aaron Cross, will still continue to be developed at the studio. »
- Paul Heath
The re-team would mark the pair’s third collaboration in The Bourne Identity series, and Damon’s fourth Bourne film overall. The pair are reportedly in early talks at Universal.
Universal declined to comment. A rep for Damon did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.
If the re-team pans out, it will likely be the next Bourne film to go into production in order to fill the July 16, 2016 release date that the studio selected for an untitled Bourne film. In effect, it will presumably »
- C. Molly Smith
Surprise! Jason Bourne is heading back to the big screen. Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are set to collaborate on a third "Bourne" film together, according to Deadline, contradicting previous claims by Greengrass that his involvement with the franchise was through (it's worth noting that Latino Review had the scoop on this story way back in June). The film will reportedly be done in time to make the July 16, 2016 release date previously slotted by Universal for the next untitled "Bourne" film, which was assumed to be the next entry in the "Bourne Legacy" series starring Jeremy Renner. The Justin Lin-directed sequel to that 2012 spinoff - which saw Renner starring as special agent Aaron Cross - is still in development, however, and the studio is said to be interested in continuing on with it even as they re-embark on the original series. “The problem with franchise films is, if you »
- Chris Eggertsen
It might be hard to believe, but Universal Pictures has managed to convince director Paul Greengrass and The Bourne Identity franchise star Matt Damon back together for the fourth film in the series following secret government organization Jason Bourne. This will be the third time Greengrass and Damon have worked on the Bourne series together (Doug Liman directed the first film in 2002), and we never really thought the studio could success in getting the duo back together after they couldn't figure out a way to continue the story of Jason Bourne after The Bourne Ultimatum when the character learned about his past. Well, Deadline says that a story has been cracked and Universal is so excited about the prospect that the July 16th, 2016 release date that was meant for the sequel to The Bourne Legacy will instead go to this new Jason Bourne sequel. That likely means we won't see »
- Ethan Anderton
There had been rumours, but now a new Bourne movie actually starring title character Jason Bourne is said to be officially in the works at Universal. Both Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass have talked about the possibility of returning for another instalment, though it seemed like it was never going to happen.
The studio are in fact so keen on prioritising this team-up that they are planning on giving this film the release date originally set aside for the Justin Lin helmed sequel to the pretty uninspiring The Bourne Legacy which starred American Hustle actor Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross. Bourne without Bourne if you will.
What that means is we could see this new Bourne as soon as July 16th, »
- Josh Wilding
Exclusive: Jason Bourne is coming back. Universal Pictures has begun making deals with Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass to reunite for their third film in The Bourne Identity series, sources tell me. This is an absolute stunner — and Universal would not comment nor would the reps — because Greengrass told Deadline as recently as last year that once Bourne regained his memory, there was no place else for the character to go creatively. His search formed the spine for the trilogy Damon starred in.
Well, they’ve figured it out. I’m told that the studio is so bullish on this that the intention is to make the reteam the next Bourne film to go into production to make the July 16, 2016, release slot that Universal had previously assigned to an untitled Bourne film. That means it would step in front of the spinoff sequel that is to reprise Jeremy Renner »
- Mike Fleming Jr
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