9 items from 2015
By Anjelica Oswald
Screenwriter Dan Gilroy made his directorial this year with Nightcrawler, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a corrupt freelance crime reporter who will do anything to get a story. Since the film’s premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, it’s garnered Oscar buzz and has been compared to best picture winner Crash (2004). It holds a 95 percent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, was named one of AFI’s top 10 films of the year and received four BAFTA nominations, as well as three Critics’ Choice Awards. Gyllenhaal has earned Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice acting nominations. If Gilroy were to earn a nomination for best director, like Crash did, he would become the sixth director in the 21st century to achieve that accolade.
- Anjelica Oswald
Earlier this week, Universal Pictures shifted the Untitled Matt Damon Bourne Sequel from July 15, 2016 to July 29, 2016, which brings Matt Damon back as Jason Bourne for the first time since 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum. The actor had stated for years that he will not revisit the role unless Paul Greengrass comes back to direct, but back in September, Universal announced that this long-awaited sequel is finally happening. Ever since then, fans have been wondering if the studio plans on showcasing both Matt Damon's Jason Bourne and Jeremy Renner's Aaron Cross from 2012's The Bourne Legacy in the same movie, since it isn't clear what is happening with the Untitled Jeremy Renner Bourne Sequel. During a new interview with Collider, producer Frank Marshall set the record straight, revealing that they have no plans to bring Jason Bourne and Aaron Cross together.
"We don't have plans for that. You never know. »
The summer 2016 release merry-go-round continues. Yesterday, 20th Century Fox moved its follow-up to Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes from July 29th 2016 to a summer 2017 release slot. And Universal has decided to capitalise on that, by shifting the new Jason Bourne movie in its place.
Bourne 5, which will see Matt Damon reprise the role of Jason Bourne with Paul Greengrass back to direct (the pair having previously left the series after The Bourne Ultimatum), will now open in the Us on July 29th. It had originally been set for July 15th 2016, but by shifting the film back two weeks, Universal gives its blockbuster a bit of breathing room.
Under the original plan, Bourne 5 would have opened the week after Paramount's next Star Trek adventure, which is set for July 8th. »
Last September, fans rejoiced when it was announced that star Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting) & director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy; The Bourne Ultimatum) would both be returning to the Bourne franchise for Damon's fourth adventure as the amnesiac ex-cia assassin Jason Bourne. Their untitled Bourne return film, tentatively titled Bourne 5, was given the July 16, 2016 release date and effectively pushed The Bourne Legacy sequel, starring Jeremy Renner (The Avengers), back to an yet-to-be announced future date. Now, Variety is reporting that we may have to wait just a little bit longer to see Matt Damon don the black jacket once again. Facing stiff competition from Fox's Ice Age 5 & Paramount's Star Trek 3, Universal has decided to push Damon's Bourne 5 back two weeks to July 29, 2016. This is not an uncommon release date for a Bourne film as the previous three films in the franchise have seen »
We say moved but in truth it’s still in the early stages so it makes a lot of sense, but Universal have stuck their communal neck out to give us a July 29th, 2016 release date for Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon’s highly anticipated return.
We’re not sure yet what this does to Aaron Cross and that Renner chap (as he rumoured there might be a team-up of some kind) but the return of both parties feels like a positive move, even if we’re not sure where it’ll go next. The script comes from Christopher Rouse, who has worked with Greengrass on the editorial side since The Bourne Ultimatum but his first official foray into the other side of proceedings.
Universal have given it the catchy title of Untitled Next Bourne Chapter at the moment and supposedly all three had the idea of where they’d »
- Dan Bullock
As a result of 20th Century Fox re-arranging its release slate for the next couple of years, the untitled Bourne sequel set up at Universal is making a move. The fifth chapter in the Bourne series will now be delayed by a further two weeks, shifting its initial release from July 15th to July 29th, 2016. Filling a prime slot vacated by Matt Reeves’ next Planet Of The Apes sequel – which will now open in July 2017 – the next entry in the amnesiac spy saga is destined to reunite franchise alums Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon.
After years of the duo refusing to consider another sequel, they eventually reached a decision to resurrect Jason Bourne and Damon himself broadcast the news on his Project Greenlight show. Director Greengrass and leading man Damon originally exited the series following the third instalment, The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007. Despite Universal’s enthusiasm to continue forward with further sequels, »
- Gem Seddon
Universal Pictures has pushed its Untitled Matt Damon Bourne Sequel back two weeks from July 15, 2016 to July 29, 2016. The release shift comes in response to 20th Century Fox moving Planet of the Apes 3 out of the July 29, 2016 date and into the summer of 2017. As of now, the Untitled Matt Damon Bourne Sequel is only going up against the 20th Century Fox comedy Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.
We reported back in September that Matt Damon is reuniting with The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass for a new Jason Bourne sequel. Nothing is known about the story at this point, and it isn't clear if there is even a screenwriter attached, but Matt Damon confirmed in November that the project will be released in 2016. The sequel must be moving along smoothly, though, for Universal to only push the sequel back two weeks.
Jason Bourne fans will have to wait two weeks longer to see Matt Damon back to his ass-kicking ways as the amnesiac superspy.
Universal Pictures is shifting the debut of the still-untitled sequel from July 15 to July 29. The action-thriller will face off against the comedy, “Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates” and will get a week-long head start on the DC Comics adaptation “Suicide Squad” that is set to star Will Smith and Jared Leto.
In its former perch, the Bourne picture would have faced competition from “Ice Age 5,” although the pictures do appeal to different demographics. It would also have contended with the second weekend of the third “Star Trek” film.
Not only is Damon returning to the franchise, but Universal has also lured back “Bourne Legacy” and “Bourne Ultimatum” director Paul Greengrass to the fold. Their return to the Bourne pictures ended up taking up the release slot that »
- Brent Lang
No offense to Aaron Cross and his chems, but if we have to have another Bourne movie, I'm glad it's with Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass. After years of Damon refusing to do a sequel without Greengrass to the point where Universal threw up their hands and decided to reboot the franchise, the duo is returning. Furthermore, they're going to be writing the script along with Christopher Rouse, who doesn't have a writing credit but has edited all of Greengrass' movies since The Bourne Ultimatum, which is perfect since Greengrass is known for finding the movie in the editing room anyway. Universal has also announced that the "Untitled Next Bourne Chapter" (kind of a mouthful there, Universal) will be released on July 29, 2016. Hit the jump for more. It's worth noting that this will be the first Bourne movie without the involvement of Tony Gilroy, who is credited with the »
- Matt Goldberg
9 items from 2015
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