Welcome back Jason Bourne?
At last report Greengrass said creatively there was no place else for the character to go, but it sounds like he's figured out a way to make it work that satisfies both him and the actor.
As a result, Universal is reportedly so keen on getting things moving they've given Greengrass the July 16th 2016 release slot they had previously assigned for the Justin Lin-directed follow-up to the Damon-less fourth film "The Bourne Legacy" starring Jeremy Renner.
That project remains in development and the studio apparently plans to continue development of it, but now has more breathing room to "broaden its franchise base" and so will go at a later date. »
- Garth Franklin
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
In the years that followed The Bourne Ultimatum, Matt Damon often said he would not return to make another Jason Bourne movie unless Paul Greengrass was back to direct. The actor revealed in May that he is still open to playing Jason Bourne again, although the actor and filmmaker could not come up with a story that interested them both.
While it isn't known who is writing this new version, the studio is so high on the idea that they plan on fast-tracking this untitled project into production, which would take the July 15, 2016 release date already given to director Justin Lin's Untitled Jason Bourne Sequel. That project is a follow-up to 2012's The Bourne Legacy which starred Jeremy Renner as another Treadstone agent, »
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
Hell has indeed frozen over. We’ve heard Matt Damon say many, many times that he would only consider returning for Bourne 5 if director Paul Greengrass came back, and we’ve heard Greengrass say many, many times that there was no more creative story left in the world of Jason Bourne. Now it appears that they’ve stumbled upon an idea worth exploring, as Universal Pictures is currently in the process of making deals for both Damon and Greengrass to reunite on another Bourne picture—their third together. Moreover, Universal is so bullish on this prospect that the plan is to have this ready in time for release in 2016. So where does this leave the Bourne Legacy sequel with Jeremy Renner? More after the jump. The folks over at Deadline report that the dealmaking process has begun to bring Greengrass and Damon back to the franchise in which they had »
- Adam Chitwood
Shocking news in the world of Bourne: reports say Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are making deals to return for their third Jason Bourne film together. (This new one would be the fifth overall film in the series.) The film would take the Summer 2016 release date that was already in place for The Bourne Legacy […]
- Germain Lussier
Well, we didn't think this was likely since Jeremy Renner seemed to have taken over the franchise with The Bourne Legacy, but according to the ever-reliable Deadline, we will be seeing Matt Damon return to play Jason Bourne under director Paul Greengrass. The site reckon that Universal Pictures still plan to produce another spin-off with Renner and Justin Lin, but that this would take precedent, and look to make a July 16, 2016 release slot -- bumping the Legacy sequel back! To be fair, this re-teaming was reported previously by a number of sites (most recently Latino Review) but dismissed by both Universal and Greengrass, who actually laughed it off. Just goes to show you can never believe director/studio denials! Does this mean we could eventually see Bourne and ..uhh, whatshisname go head to head someday? It has to be a distinct possibility. Thoughts? »
Deadline is reporting today that Universal Pictures is in talks with Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass to make another Bourne film. While I kind of expected this to happen, given that it’s been rumored for a while, it’s still a nice surprise. Greengrass had said several times in the past that he was done with the series, and Damon always said that he wouldn’t do another film unless the acclaimed director was involved, so it’s great to see that they were able to figure it all out and get together again for another entry.
Of course, plot details are non-existent, but Deadline is telling us that the studio is eager to push this one into production and hopes to have it in theatres for July 16, 2016. This means that it will release before the next entry in The Bourne Legacy series, which was a spinoff that starred Jeremy Renner. »
- Matt Joseph
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
Well this is surprisingly awesome news! We have reports that Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are in talks to return for their third Bourne movie, which would place fifth in the series. Now there could be some interesting behind-the-scenes drama here as the film would take the summer 2016 release date that was already given to The Bourne Legacy sequel set to be directed by Justin Lin and star Jeremy Renner. Back in May we shared what Damon had to say about a possible reunion: »
- Graham McMorrow
With director Chad Stahelski and producer David Leitch's John Wick set to premiere at Fantastic Fest this month, we're happy to premiere the first poster for the action thriller. In the film, Keanu Reeves stars as "an ex-hitman [who] comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him." Click here to see a beat-up Keanu in the first image released last month. While the film might not be on your radar yet, one of the reasons I'm extremely optimistic this could be something cool is the filmmakers. While you might not know their names, you've definitely seen their awesome work in films like Speed Racer, The Bourne Legacy,The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and tons of others. On some of what I just mentioned they did the stunts, and on some they directed second unit (which means they directed a lot of the action). In »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Someone will diagnose Louis Bloom soon enough, perhaps earmarking him as a straightforward sociopath, or pointing to certain tendencies that smack of Asperger’s Syndrome, or maybe he’ll even be written off of as someone with daddy issues, or mommy issues, or as someone just needs a hug. It doesn’t matter. Louis Bloom is a monster ripped from the pages of some modern fairy tale and splashed on to the big screen for audiences to forever delight in, even as he disgusts them. He’s an anti-hero for the ages, and the vessel that delivers him is a classic in the making. In Dan Gilroy’s directorial debut Nightcrawler, the screenwriter of such varied fare as The Fall and The Bourne Legacy takes on Los Angeles’ seedy underbelly with a fresh eye and a daring story, setting Jake Gyllenhaal as Louis “Lou” Bloom, a petty thief in need of a new career path. Lou »
- Kate Erbland
Summer movie season is a magic time of year when Hollywood traditionally rolls out its most appealing merchandise. It’s true that some summer movie seasons are better than others. This is our ranking of all the summer movie seasons since 1980 from worst to best.
On January 20th, 1975, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios released Jaws. The movie landscape would be forever changed from that date. Jaws is widely credited as being the first blockbuster film because it was the first movie to make over $100 million (non-adjusted). The fact that the film had a meager $8 million budget meant that it was a huge cash cow for the studio and rocketed Spielberg to the the forefront of a new generation of filmmakers for a new era of movie mass-consumption. George Lucas and Spielberg followed up in 1977 with Star Wars, which became a sensational and very profitable hit. It helped to convince production »
- email@example.com (G.S. Perno)
Open Road Films' Nightcrawler may or may not turn out to be "an awards movie" — "genre films" rarely do — but it is destined to become a classic and was received accordingly, with a loud and partial standing ovation, after its world premiere on Friday night at Roy Thomson Hall as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. The dark and disturbing neo-noir dramedy, which was written and directed by Dan Gilroy (a first-time helmer best known for penning The Bourne Legacy) and stars Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal, appears to have been inspired by several of the
- Scott Feinberg
As a gonzo freelance news cameraman prowling for the goriest, grizzliest scoops he can find, Jake Gyllenhaal gives such a buggy, twitchy performance that — with his sunken cheeks, bulging eyes and greasy hair — he resembles some Cronenbergian mutant in an intermediate stage of transformation. He’s the main attraction in “Nightcrawler,” , but doesn’t have much to say beyond the familiar, shopworn hand-wringing about shutterbugs willing to do anything to get the shot and the desensitized voyeur audience — us — that laps it all up. A flashy but hollow first directing gig for veteran screenwriter Dan Gilroy (“The Bourne Legacy”), this Oct. 31 Open Road release is a star vehicle that will test audience enthusiasm for Gyllenhaal’s big, mannered star turn — a feast of capital-a acting that’s sometimes amusing to watch but not believable for so much as a second.
Very much a screenwriter’s movie in its habit of »
- Scott Foundas
Last year, 12 Years a Slave clinched the Academy Award for Best Picture at the Toronto Film Festival. Well, that’s not actually true. In fact, you could argue that the Best Picture winner almost lost the statue at the festival. Steve McQueen’s harrowing instant classic was so instantly and universally anointed in Toronto that seeds were planted for an inevitable backlash to flower in the six months before the Oscar winner was finally announced. Ultimately, 12 Years’ biggest Oscar competition came from another Toronto film, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity. Though both films premiered at Telluride and Venice, respectively, the awards »
- Jeff Labrecque
The Two Faces of January, which is available now in iTunes and OnDemand and in theaters September 26th, is a wild and inventive thriller based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith. Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst find themselves in a spot of trouble, and Oscar Isaac may be able to lend a hand, but as things escalate into a serious search for the couple, things become… complicated.
The film has released a couple of new clips, and though they don’t exactly reveal a lot insofar as the plot, they certain clue you in to the effort at tension you can expect.
Check them out below, and be sure to catch the trailer (also below) if you haven’t already.
The Two Faces of January Clip 1
The Two Faces of January Clip 2
- Marc Eastman
In Summer 2014, the world’s most revered monster is reborn as Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures unleash the epic action adventure “Godzilla.” From visionary new director Gareth Edwards (“Monsters”) comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless. Gareth Edwards directs “Godzilla,” which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Kick-Ass”), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai,” “Inception”), Elizabeth Olsen (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”), Oscar® winner Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient,” “Cosmopolis”), and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), with Oscar® nominee David Strathairn (“Good Night, and Good Luck.,” “The Bourne Legacy”) and Bryan Cranston (“Argo,” TV’s “Breaking Bad”). Godzilla will stomp into your homes September 16, 2014. »
As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.
Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.
Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.
We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.
- Movie Geeks
Click Here - More Godzilla Concept Art In Summer 2014, the world’s most revered monster is reborn as Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures unleash the epic action adventure “Godzilla.” From visionary new director Gareth Edwards (“Monsters”) comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless. Gareth Edwards directs “Godzilla,” which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Kick-Ass”), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai,” “Inception”), Elizabeth Olsen (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”), Oscar® winner Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient,” “Cosmopolis”), and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), with Oscar® nominee David Strathairn (“Good Night, and Good Luck.,” “The Bourne Legacy”) and Bryan Cranston (“Argo,” TV’s “Breaking Bad”). Godzilla will stomp into theaters May 16, 2014. »
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