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. »
It was reported back in September that, after months of rumors, Damon and filmmaker Paul Greengrass had entered negotiations to do another Bourne film together which would go first before the Jeremy Renner-led follow-up to "The Bourne Legacy".
"Well, [Damon's] going to be doing a Bourne movie next fall when I've just completely lost any semblance of physical fitness. So..."
Damon himself quickly confirmed it:
"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."
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Matt Damon has confirmed that he will star in a new Bourne film.
E! News recently quoted Ben Affleck as saying that Damon had inked a deal to return to the film series, leading the Jason Bourne actor to later confirm his involvement.
"[We'll shoot it] next year," Damon told the news channel. "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."
Renner has expressed interest in teaming up with Damon for a future Bourne movie.
"I think [a team-up] really »
Official publicity stills from the upcoming ninth episode of Fox's "Gotham" introduce idealistic Assistant District Attorney Harvey Dent (Nicholas D’Agosto). As previously revealed, the character will make a few brief appearances this season ahead of a larger role in future years. [Source: EW]
Amblin co-president Justin Falvey has defended the upcoming TV adaptation of Steven Spielberg's "Minority Report," saying that this is one small screen reboot that will work because it's not destroying the original film in the process:
"There's a way to produce that as a series that is not stepping on the film. Our way into it [for Fox] takes place after the film, in terms of the time frame. It's a great title and property, and there's a great procedural engine that drives it." [Source: THR]
HBO has confirmed a Sunday January 11th premiere date for three of its series - the ten-episode fourth season of »
- Garth Franklin
“For 3 hours I was making that movie” Tony Gilroy exclaimed about “Nightcrawler,” his brother Dan Gilroy’s electric and disturbing serio-comic look at a sociopathic success story. Gilroy, the director of “Michael Clayton,” “Duplicity,” and “The Bourne Legacy," was on “The Moment,” filmmaker Brian Koppelman’s (“Solitary Man”) excellent new podcast discussing myriad topics, but mainly the creative process and screenwriting (Gilroy began as a screenwriter and made his name writing the ‘Bourne’ trilogy among many, many, many other projects). So when Gilroy first read his brother’s screenplay, he immediately thought this was his next directorial effort. Until his brother told him that he had intended to direct it himself. Fine, Gilroy took a producer credit and helped his sibling bring the movie to the screen. So what’s next for the filmmaker? Well, he’s decidedly left the ‘Bourne’ world and it doesn’t look like he’ll »
- Rodrigo Perez
By Anjelica Oswald
Edward Norton hasn’t been nominated for an Oscar in fifteen years — since 1999’s lead actor nomination for American History X — but his supporting role in Alejandro G. Inarritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) may result in a third Oscar nomination for the actor.
The film stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up actor trying to reclaim his glory by writing, directing and starring in a Broadway show. Norton costars as Mike, an arrogant actor who has been cast in the play. The New York Times’ Manohla Dargis said Norton was “pitch-perfect, perfectly cast.” The Hollywood Reporter’s Todd McCarthy described Norton as “crackerjack as the bad boy actor whose gigantic ego does constant battle with equally large insecurities.”
Norton told NPR, “I think it was one of the most creatively satisfying experiences I’ve had — and I think it’s an incredibly audacious and very rare movie. »
- Anjelica Oswald
Dan Gilroy's Nightcrawler is intense and impeccable, showcasing a peak performance by Jake Gyllenhaal as he trolls the streets of Los Angeles looking to capture the latest salacious images for an insatiable media audience. A long time screenwriter, including work on his brother Tony's film The Bourne Legacy, this is Gilroy's directorial debut, bringing with it intensity and intelligence that's all too rare for films these days. Twitch spoke to Gilroy during the Toronto International Film Festival, where the movie was warmly received. Did it help the film in going a bit crazy shooting at night all the time? Shooting at night was actually I think better than shooting during the day because there was no traffic! We had eighty locations and there were...
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Final Update Monday, 1:42 p.m.: Halloween offered slim pickings for the new kids on the box office block combing for treats this weekend, though several holdovers did a surprisingly good job at protecting their stash. Bill Murray, Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck, in particular, exercised a solid grip in October’s final weekend.
That weekend went to Ouija, the $5M Blumhouse Prods. chiller that became the first horror film of the year to land at No. 1 — and one of the few fright flicks ever to do it twice. While The Purge: Anarchy and Annabelle gave the genre a much-needed adrenaline shot, neither took the top spot. With a dearth of newcomers on Halloween (which usually carves at least 15% from weekend revenues), the board game adaptation became the de facto choice for audiences determined to get out of the house for something other than Halloween festivities. Its drop of »
- Scott Bowles
Noirish 1950s cynicism meets nasty 1970s Corman-esque exploitation in a thriller that is uncomfortable, unpleasant, unforgiving, and pretty darn brilliant. I’m “biast” (pro): love Jake Gyllenhaal
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
It’s like noirish 1950s cynicism meets nasty 1970s Corman-esque exploitation: Nightcrawler, the directorial debut from screenwriter Dan Gilroy (The Bourne Legacy), is uncomfortable, unpleasant, unforgiving, and pretty darn brilliant. Jake Gyllenhaal’s Louis Bloom is a gaunt specter haunting scenes of real-life horror — car accidents; home invasions — in Los Angeles, ready with his camera to shoot whatever gory footage he can capture to sell to the highest bidder among the local news stations; if it bleeds, it leads, and that means ratings bonanza, so the gorier and more fear-mongering the better.
For Louis, previously a semiprofessional vandal selling stolen copper wiring and manhole covers to scrap-metal merchants, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Over the last several years Dan Gilroy has made a name for himself in Hollywood as a screenwriter. After a few misses, he struck gold with The Bourne Legacy, a script that really put him on the map and ended up giving him the power to jump behind the camera. His directorial debut, Nightcrawler, is a slick thriller, even though it plays out like a gritty b-movie. Robert Elswit, Paul Thomas Anderson's frequent cinematographer, captures the streets and vistas of Los Angeles in an alluringly dangerous way instantly during the opening credits.
We're seduced by the city and then introduced to Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal), a man who seems to have at least some level of Asperger's syndrome (or, at bare minimum, is not good at communicating with other people). We cannot really discern much about his life initially. Living in a small apartment and seemingly without a job, »
- Matt Shiverdecker
Nightcrawler crawls to #1! Moviegoers were drawn to different kinds of creeps this Halloween weekend, putting the Jake Gyllenhaal crime drama Nightcrawler at the top of the box office with an estimated $10.9 million! The directing debut of screenwriter Dan Gilroy (The Bourne Legacy) had already collected acclaim from festivals, and audiences were also keen on getting a glimpse at the seedy Los Angeles underbelly (or maybe they thought it was an X-Men spinoff). »
- Dave Davis
Each weekend a profile on a just-opened Oscar contender. Here's abstew on this weekend's new release, Nightcrawler, which is a perfectly dark treat for a Halloween opening.
Best Supporting Actress
Born: Rene Marie Russo was born February 17, 1954 in Burbank, California
The Role: Screenwriter Dan Gilroy (2006's The Fall, The Bourne Legacy) makes his directorial debut with Nightcrawler (which he wrote as well). The film stars a gaunt, crazy-eyed Jake Gyllenhaal (a Best Actor Contender) as Lou Bloom, an unemployed but determined man in Los Angeles that stumbles upon a career as a news journalist. He video records car crashes, home invasions, and bloody crimes, selling the footage to the local news station. Russo stars as a veteran television producer, in charge of the "vampire" shift of the lowest rated station in town. She encourages Bloom's budding career, forming a twisted relationship with him to gain viewers. »
Chicago – “No one talks like that,” I kept thinking to myself about this noir thriller. But that said, “Nightcrawler” is driven by just about the most entertaining dialogue from one person I’ve seen all year.
Despite the fact that he’s living in a warped alternate version of the reality you and I know, you can’t stop listening to the way a narcissistic, zombie-like Jake Gyllenhaal puts people in their place. You know immediately that this typically 180-pound man – who shed 20 pounds to become the gaunt Lou Bloom and is hungry both literally and figuratively – is more than an odd bird. He clearly exhibits sociopathic behavior and that side of him is certainly disturbing, but there’s another side I actually find refreshing.
He doesn’t sugar coat because he doesn’t know how to. He speaks so decisively and matter-of-factly. His words are the epitome of being blunt, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
It’s rare to see a directorial debut that is a total home run, but that’s Nightcrawler in a nutshell. The film’s writer/director, Dan Gilroy, is not, however, some rookie who got lucky. He’s been a screenwriter for years, with credits on films like The Fall, Real Steel and The Bourne Legacy. He was the writer […]
- Russ Fischer
Open Road Films/Entertainment One
This week sees the release of Nightcrawler, Jake Gyllenhaal’s latest that sees him even further show his impressive range as an actor. First unveiled at the Toronto International Film Festival back in September, the film has been riding a massive wave of hype, with many 5 star reviews labelling it one of the best films of the year. Now it’s in cinemas, it appears the critical praise was indeed justified; Nightcrawler is a tense, unrelenting movie that, like the horrible accidents our anti-hero makes a living from filming, is both inherently captivating and eye-coveringly repulsive.
Lou Bloom, Gyllenhaal’s most psychotic role yet, is an incredibly captivating character, clear from the first scene a dangerous sociopath, and will no doubt in time stand shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Travis Bickle and Patrick Bateman. First time director Dan Gilroy may not have the most prominent track record, »
- Alex Leadbeater
His name may be Lou Bloom but a more accurate name for Jake Gyllenhaal’s character would be the title of Dan Gilroy’s debut feature film. Lou is a creature of the night – like a wolf scrounging for scraps in order to survive another day. When Lou discovers the seedy world of late-night accident and crime-reporting he finally feels his skills are being better utilized. By imitating fellow reporter Joe (Bill Paxton) and following the guidance of his new boss Nina (Rene Russo), Lou’s “business” begins to take-off. Soon he is hiring an assistant (Riz Ahmed) for his late night reporting and rising to the top above his competition. It isn’t until a deadly murder that he catches on tape that places his life and everyone around him in jeopardy.
With a shit-eating grin, greasy hair, and bulging eyes that showcase the character’s eagerness for fame and fortune, »
- Michael Haffner
A flighty but spectacular walk on the mean streets of the new media.Having written the screenplay for “The Bourne Legacy” and other hits, Dan Gilroy apparently decided to take the plunge and try his hand at directing. His debut with “Nightcrawler” may be one of the most spectacularly successful first efforts seen for some time. This is helped, in large measure, by the riveting performance of Jake Gyllenhaal as nebbish video news reporter Louis Bloom. Casting is critical to the success of any picture. Whether it is just coincidence that Bloom’s character fits Gyllenhaal like a glove, or whether it […] »
- Ron Wilkinson
While I was covering Fantastic Fest in Austin, I was able to sit down with the writer and director of Nightcrawler, Dan Gilroy. Even though he worked on films like Real Steel, The Fall, and The Bourne Legacy, this is his directorial debut. You can read my full review of the film Here. Below you can find my interview with Dan Gilroy where he goes into how he views La, what some of the important themes in the movie are, and what he thinks of sex in movies.
The idea of entrepreneurship and “bad business” is a central theme in Nightcrawler. Do you see the film as a movie with a message and if so did the message change or evolve as you developed the script?
I wrote the film to be engaging and entertaining but it does have a theme and it does have messages. I think, in a meta sense, »
- Michael Haffner
Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo star in ‘Nightcrawler,’ about an unscrupulous videographer trolling the streets of Los Angeles for bloody crime-scene footage he can sell to a local TV news operation. It also stars Bill Paxton, James Huang and a raft of current and former Los Angeles TV news anchors and reporters, including Kent Shocknek, Pat Harvey and Sharon Tay.
Watch my video review above for more about the film, but know that I think it features Gyllenhaal’s best performance maybe ever, and a fine one by Russo as well.
The film is written and directed by Dan Gilroy, and produced by Gyllenhaal, Tony Gilroy, Jennifer Fox, David Lancaster and Michael Litvak. Open Road Films is handling distribution in the U.S. Yes, the project is a family affair, featuring work by brothers Dan, Tony (The Bourne Legacy, Michael Clayton) and editor John (Pacific Rim, Warrior) Gilroy.
Will you see the film? »
- Pete Hammond
Writer and director Dan Gilroy speaks in a manner in which ideas, facts and concepts come tumbling out, his train of thought speeding fast but never in danger of going off the track. The credited screenwriter on films like “The Bourne Legacy,” the long-forgotten “Freejack,” the family-friendly heroics of “Real Steel” and the grim fairy tale “The Fall,” Gilroy makes his directorial debut with “Nightcrawler.” Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, the film depicts the rise and fall of Lou Bloom, a self-motivated striver who bootstraps into a freelance job filming the car crashes and crime scenes of L.A. at night for the local news channels that thrive on blood and bad news (our review). Gilroy spoke with The Playlist about what cinematographer Robert Elswit (“There Will Be Blood,” “Boogie Nights”) brought to the film, the economic realities behind the Lou Bloom character, Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance and the film's depiction of the dark dream of L. »
- James Rocchi
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