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The Stretching of 'The Hobbit' Trilogy: By the Numbers

17 December 2014 9:43 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

One of the biggest complaints with Peter Jackson's adaptation of The Hobbit has been the unnecessary stretching of a simple, rather brief book into a bloated, three-movie series. I totally agree with that sentiment, making for a punishing 474 minutes of film to watch. But is the book actually stretched or do we just feel like it isc Well, Walt Hickey from the "Data Lab" over at has taken a look at the numbers of running times and page counts of a wide swath of films adapted from popular novels to answer the question. Their conclusionc The Hobbit series is the most stretched film adaptation of a novel. With a total 474 minute running time (approximately 542 minutes for the extended editions) to its measly 293 page count, The Hobbit is unprecedented in how stretched the film is. The most recent film, The Battle of the Five Armies, which covers approximately 72 pages of the novel, »

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Jean-Claude Van Damme Returning for Kickboxer Reboot, Plus Poster

1 December 2014 3:53 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The Kickboxer movie reboot is still moving forward and we have a bit of good news and bad news. Let's start off with the good: Jean-Claude Van Damme is set to return to the franchise! The bad news: Thai martial arts star Tony Jaa (Ong Bak, Furious 7) had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. Van Damme is taking Jaa's place, and in this version of the story Van Damme is the master, not the student. He will play an updated version of the original film’s Master Chow.

The actor joins Alain Moussi (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Scott Adkins (The Bourne Ultimatum), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), and George St. Pierre (Captain America: The Winter Soldier).

The reboot is being directed by Stephen Fung, who is known for films such as Tai Chi Zero and Tai Chi Hero. The story follows Kurt Sloan (Moussi), "a talented »

- Joey Paur

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1984 Is Getting Adapted By This Beloved Director

20 November 2014 1:24 PM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

We certainly aren.t hurting for dystopian book-to-movie adaptations, especially with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I releasing this weekend. However, I can.t help but get ridiculously excited whenever more news is released about the upcoming film adaptation of 1984, which now has a director. The Hollywood Reporter just confirmed that Paul Greengrass, who recently directed The Bourne Ultimatum and will most likely helm the next Bourne film , will be directing 1984. Appropriately, it's been since 1984 that had a big screen adaptation of Orwell.s classic book. The .84 production of Nineteen Eighty-Four had John Hurt playing the lead of Winston Smith. While there aren.t any casting announcements for this new book-to-screen adaptation quite yet, the team working to bring the book back to the screen is shaping up to be an awesome one. The script will be written by James Graham (he wrote the book to the »

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Paul Greengrass to adapt George Orwell’s 1984

20 November 2014 1:57 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Paul Greengrass, the director of politically-charged films like The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, United 93, and Green Zone has set his sights on the mmack daddy of them all: George Orwell’s seminal dystopian novel 1984. 

According to Deadline, Greengrass is attached to direct the film, which is taking shape at Sony from producers Scott Rudin and Gina Rosenbaum. The script will be written by James Graham.

There’s no word on when Greengrass will get around to 1984; he’s got a full slate of projects at any given time, and will next be teaming back up with Matt Damon for Bourne 5. 

The post Paul Greengrass to adapt George Orwell’s 1984 appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

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Paul Greengrass to direct new movie adaptation of George Orwell's 1984

20 November 2014 1:55 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Paul Greengrass will direct a new film adaptation of George Orwell's 1984.

The Bourne Ultimatum director will take the lead on the Sony Pictures project, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

He will reunite with Scott Rudin for the film, after previously working with the producer on Captain Philips. They will also team up on Martin Luther King biopic Memphis.

Gina Rosenblum is set to produce, with Finding Neverland musical writer James Graham on board to pen the script.

Orwell's tale of state surveillance and war was previously brought to the big screen in 1956 and 1984, with John Hurt playing Winston Smith in the latter picture.

Meanwhile, Matt Damon recently confirmed that he and Greengrass will return to the Bourne franchise for a new film, due out in 2016.

Watch the trailer for John Hurt's 1984 below: »

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Paul Greengrass set to tackle George Orwell's 1984

19 November 2014 10:31 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Once he's done with Jason Bourne 5, director Paul Greengrass looks like he'll be tackling George Orwell's 1984...

The last adaptation of George Orwell's 1984 saw John Hurt taking on the role of Winston Smith, with Michael Radford directing. Fittingly, that was released in 1984. Fast forward 30 years, and another take on the classic novel is coming, but this time with Paul Greengrass at the helm.

Greengrass, whose next project is set to be his return to the world of Jason Bourne (having previously helmed The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum), has been linked to the project by Deadline. Sony Pictures is funding the new 1984, and James Graham, who previously penned Finding Neverland, is currently on scripting duties.

Scott Rudin and Gina Rosenblum are attached as producers, The earliest we'd imagine the watchful eye of Big Brother could return to the screen would be 2017, assuming the next Bourne film takes priority for Greengrass. »

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Greengrass To Helm New Take On "1984"

19 November 2014 10:25 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

George Orwell's dystopian classic novel "1984" is getting another big screen outing with "The Bourne Ultimatum" and "Captain Phillips" helmer Paul Greengrass attached to direct.

James Graham will pen the script for this new take on the material. No word on the nature of this adaptation - whether it will be period or a more contemporary version - but considering Greengrass' previous work you can expect a bunch of subtext about ubiquitous surveillance in modern society.

Scott Rudin and Gina Rosenblum are producing. The project is still in early development with Greengrass' re-teaming with Matt Damon on another Jason Bourne film which is expected to go first.

Source: Deadline »

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Who's He Playing? Daniel Bruhl Joins 'Captain America: Civil War'

14 November 2014 1:28 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

When you're as successful as Marvel, you get your pick of actors. It speaks to their growing stature that they recently snagged Benedict Cumberbatch to play "Doctor Strange," and now they've roped another acclaimed actor into their fold. The studio announced today that Daniel Bruhl has joined the cast of "Captain America: Civil War." The actor is likely best known for his turns in "Good Bye Lenin!," "The Bourne Ultimatum," Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds," and Ron Howard's "Rush." In both foreign and Hollywood films he's always a welcome presence, but who will he play here? Well, Marvel isn't saying (though Deadline reports Bruhl will take a villain role), so we're going to leave it you to guess below. But remember, this third installment of the 'Captain America' franchise will likely see Chris Evans' Steve Rogers and Robert Downey's Jr.'s Tony Stark on opposing sides. "Captain America: Civil War »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Electric Side of James Newton Howard

13 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

James Newton Howard is best known for his large, layered, cinematic scores for films like Maleficent, Snow White and the Huntsman, and The Hunger Games series. These orchestra driven scores are perfect for epic tales of good versus evil, intense battle scenes and journeys of self-discovery. But in Nightcrawler, Howard seems to have found his more edgy, electronic side, turning in a score that sounds more like something you would expect from a composer like Cliff Martinez – and that’s a good thing. Changing up your musical style not only helps push boundaries, it can also give us great music we may not have otherwise expected from certain composers. Danny Elfman created the quirky music for films like Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, and Big Fish, but he also created the dramatic scores for Good Will Hunting and Silver Linings Playbook and action films like Mission Impossible and Planet of the Apes. Randy Newman »

- Allison Loring

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Matt Damon Confirms Return of Jason Bourne on Big Screen in 2016

10 November 2014 7:12 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Back in September, we got the surprising news that Universal had actually rounded up director Paul Greengrass and his The Bourne Ultimatum and The Bourne Supremacy star Matt Damon to return to the Jason Bourne franchise after previous attempts to get a fourth film with Robert Ludlum's character fell apart years ago. However, a follow-up with producer Frank Marshall cautioned that it might not come together so easily or quickly. But fans can lay their worries to rest as Matt Damon himself has confirmed that he will return for more Bourne, and the film will be hitting the big screen sometime in 2016. Read on! We actually may owe Ben Affleck for the confirmation, because E! Online was speaking with the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice star, and he was speaking about Damon, "Well, he's going to be doing a Bourne movie next fall when I've just completely lost any semblance of physical fitness. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Matt Damon Confirms Return As Jason Bourne

10 November 2014 1:44 AM, PST | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

A few months ago, it was announced that Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass would be reuniting to once again to bring super spy Jason Bourne to the big screen, after we all expected we had seen the last of the actor when the credits rolled on The Bourne Ultimatum. Now, speaking to E! News with Ben Affleck about their upcoming t.v. show Project Greenlight, Damon has confirmed the turn of events, after Affleck revealed he would be filming the new movie next year, saying, "It will be in 2016 when the movie will actually come out. Paul Greengrass is going to do another one and that is all I ever said. I just needed him to say yes." This plays into previous reports that the new movie would be released on July 15th 2016, a date previously earmarked for a follow-up to Jeremy Renner's The Bourne Legacy   »

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Bourne Again: Matt Damon Confirms Role Revival

10 November 2014 12:25 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »


Matt Damon confirmed on Friday during a recent red carpet interview that he will be reprising his role as Jason Bourne in the next Bourne film.

‘Yes, next year. It’ll be in 2016 when the movie will actually come out.  (Director) Paul Greengrass is going to do another one and that’s all I ever said. I just needed him to say yes.‘

Collaborating for the third time with Greengrass (Captain Phillips, The Bourne Ultimatum), the casting news was revealed by Ben Affleck.  And what are friends for.

Damon previously appeared in the first three instalments of the Bourne franchise as CIA Assassin Jason Bourne whilst the fourth film, The Bourne Legacy, centred upon CIA agent Aaron Cross played by Jeremy Renner (Kill The Messenger).  The franchise is based on the successful spy series written by Robert Ludlum.

Although surprised, we look forward to seeing him back in action but… »

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Matt Damon confirms Jason Bourne return, 2016 release

9 November 2014 10:45 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass will be bringing Jason Bourne back to the big screen in 2016...

Here's one the rumour mil got right: Matt Damon is indeed returning to the role of Jason Bourne for the fourth time in Bourne 5, and Paul Greengrass is going to direct the new movie.

Greengrass directed Damon in The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum (and, following that, Green Zone), although neither was involved in the more recent The Bourne Legacy, that starred Jeremy Renner. Damon had always maintained that he wouldn't do another Jason Bourne film unless Paul Greengrass was directing it, and as he told E! News of the director's return, "that's all I ever said. I just needed him to say yes".

The new Jason Bourne adventure, which currently doesn't have a title, is set to be released on July 15th 2016, with a lengthy shoot expected in 2015. Independently, a sequel to »

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Matt Damon confirms new 'Bourne' movie with Greengrass: 'I just needed him to say yes'

9 November 2014 3:39 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Though the news ostensibly broke back in September, Matt Damon has now confirmed his return as Jason Bourne. "Yes, [I'm doing it] next year," Damon told E! News over the weekend. "It'll be in 2016 when the movie will actually come out. [Director] Paul Greengrass is going to do another one and that's all I ever said. I just needed him to say yes." Damon and Greengrass previously worked together on "The Bourne Supremacy" and "The Bourne Ultimatum," the second and third films in the long-running action franchise. A fourth entry starring Jeremy Renner as agent Aaron Cross was released in 2012, and a followup to that spinoff (set to be directed by "Fast and Furious" helmer Justin Lin) is reportedly still in the works despite being bumped from its July 16, 2016 release date by the Damon-Greengrass reteam. Greengrass previously stated that he had no interest in returning for another film, telling Deadline in a 2013 interview: "I »

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Matt Damon Will Be Jason Bourne Again, Here Are The Details

9 November 2014 1:51 PM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Following the release of The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007, star Matt Damon told reporters that he had no plans to return to the franchise unless director Paul Greengrass was planning to do the same. Because the English director wanted to pursue other interests, Damon kept to his word and didn't star in 2012's The Bourne Legacy. The landscape has changed in the year since, however, and now the Oscar-winning actor has confirmed he will be back for the next Bourne chapter, along with his #1 choice director. Word of negotiations between Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass leaked out this past September, but now the star has personally confirmed not only that he will be back, but when. With Damon and buddy Ben Affleck recently walking the red carpet celebrating the resurrection of their series Project Greenlight, E! took the opportunity to ask about the future of Bourne, and the series star revealed »

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Matt Damon says he's Bourne again, with Paul Greengrass directing, in 2016

9 November 2014 7:40 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Looks like the rumors were true: Matt Damon says he will be back on screen as Jason Bourne. "It'll be in 2016 when the movie will actually come out," Damon told E! Friday. "Paul Greengrass is going to do another one and that's all I ever said. I just needed him to say yes." Greengrass directed The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, the second and third films in the series. Neither Greengrass or Damon returned for the fourth and most recent film in the series, 2012's The Bourne Legacy.  Although Damon long has been vocal about wanting to re-team with Greengrass, »

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Matt Damon confirms return to Bourne franchise for a 2016 release

9 November 2014 7:15 AM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

We've had a lot of back and forth on Matt Damon returning to the Bourne franchise since his supposed last outing in 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum and now we've got official word from the man himself. Yesterday, while celebrating their recent Project Greenlight venture, both Damon and Ben Affleck talked to E! Online and let slip that Jason Bourne would be returning to the big screen in 2016 with Damon saying: "Yes, next year. It'll be in 2016 when the »

- Paul Shirey

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Matt Damon to Begin Shooting New Jason Bourne Movie Next Fall

9 November 2014 6:03 AM, PST | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Universal Pictures previously revealed that it's moving forward with another Jason Bourne film that will bring back Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Ultimatum). E! News recently had a chance to speak to Damon and Ben Affleck, with Affleck revealing that filming on the new movie will begin next fall. "[Damon is] going to be doing a 'Bourne' movie next fall," he said. Damon added: "It'll be in 2016 when the movie will actually come out. [Director] Paul Greengrass is going to do another one." It's believed that Damon's "Jason Bourne" movie will be released on July 15th, 2016, the date originally assigned to Jeremy Renner's "The Bourne Legacy" sequel. It's still not clear whether Renner will appear in Damon's film. »

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Matt Damon confirms he will return as Jason Bourne

9 November 2014 1:09 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After rumours and speculation, Matt Damon has confirmed that he will in fact return to play Jason Bourne in another film. Damon’s long time friend Ben Affleck let it slip to E! News, stating: “Well, [Damon's] going to be doing a Bourne movie next fall when I’ve just completely lost any semblance of physical fitness. So…”

When asked for clarification on the matter, Damon confirmed he would be reprising the role of Jason Bourne: “Yes, next year, it’ll be in 2016 when the movie will actually come out. Paul Greengrass is going to do another one and that’s all I ever said. I just needed him to say yes.”

Paul Greengrass had previously stated in a Q&A with Deadline whilst promoting Captain Phillips that he has no interest in returning to direct another Bourne movie.

“In the end I felt I had given it my all in »

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Matt Damon Reprising Jason Bourne Role

8 November 2014 9:00 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Matt Damon recently revealed that – as rumors had predicted – he will be reprising the part of Jason Bourne in a forthcoming Bourne sequel.

Matt Damon As Jason Bourne

Damon admitted on Friday that fans of the Bourne series will soon see him back in action as the CIA assassin. “It’ll be in 2016 when the movie will actually come out,” Damon told E! News. “Paul Greengrass is going to do another one and that’s all I ever said. I just needed him to say yes.”

Previously Damon had been vague when asked about the possibility of another Bourne movie. Back in May, he said of the last Bourne film he’d made, “It felt like such a good way to end it the last time. He did add, “But having said that, I love that character and I’d love to see what happened to him.”

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