Just days ago, news broke that visionary director Neill Blomkamp (District 9) would be making his return to sci-fi with a new film entitled Elysium. But not only that, he'd also be bringing along his ol' D9 chum Sharlto Copely (Men In Black III). Today, Deadline is reporting that Matt Damon (The Adjustment Bureau, True Grit) is in early negotiations to join Elysium. Should that go through, it would be a pretty big get for Blomkamp, likely helping the film find distribution more easily »
- George Merchan
Paul Dano (For Ellen, Cowboys & Aliens) has joined the cast of writer/director Rian Johnson‘s (Breaking Bad, Terriers) upcoming film, Looper. Dano joins a cast which already includes Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Emily Blunt. Johnson will direct the film from his original script.
Looper is set to begin production in Louisiana early next year. The movie is a sci-fi/time-travel thriller that follows a group of killers who send their victims’ dead bodies back in time. Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception) and Bruce Willis (Surrogates) have both signed on to play the same character, in different time frames. Emily Blunt (The Adjustment Bureau) will portray a single mother whose son becomes a target, and she goes to great lengths to protect him.
Looper is slated to hit theaters in 2011. »
- Jason Moore
Universal has released two new posters and an official synopsis for writer-director-producer George Nolfi's (The Bourne Ultimatum) upcoming sci-fi thriller, The Adjustment Bureau. Loosely based on the "Adjustment Team" short story by the late Philip K. Dick, the acclaimed author whose stories have inspired such notable sci-fi movies as Blade Runner and Minority Report, The Adjustment Bureau stars Matt Damon and Emily Blunt as a pair of star-crossed lovers who decide to fight for their love against fate itself. Anthony Mackie, Terence Stamp, John Slattery and Shoreh Aghdashloo also star.
Next Showing: The Adjustment Bureau opens March 4, 2011
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- BrentJS Sprecher
Universal Pictures has released two new posters for The Adjustment Bureau, written and directed by George Nolfi (The Bourne Ultimatum). The film is based on a short story penned by legendary sci-fi writer, Philip K. Dick and stars Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, John Slattery, Anthony Mackie, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Terence Stamp and Michael Kelly.
We posted the trailer for The Adjustment Bureau back in May, you can check that out, along with the posters below!
Trailer: The Adjustment Bureau
Ambitious politician David Norris (Damon), on the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Blunt) – a woman like none he’s ever known. But just as he realizes he’s falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart.
David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself–the men of The Adjustment Bureau–who will do »
- Jason Moore
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- NextMovie Staff
Synopsis: Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us? Matt Damon stars in the thriller The Adjustment Bureau as a man who glimpses the future Fate has planned for him and realizes he wants something else. To get it, he must pursue the only woman he’s ever loved across, under and through the streets of modern-day New York.
On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris (Damon) meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt)—a woman like none he’s ever known. But just as he realizes he’s falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart.
David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself—the men »
- Allan Ford
Some new, fresh posters for ya today via the lads at Impawards. First up, a quad poster for Peter Weir’s “The Way Back”, with Ed Harris and Collin Farrell: Nic Cage’s “Season of the Witch” gets its own quad poster, too (via HeyUGuys): Up next, a couple of posters for Matt Damon’s “The Adjustment Bureau” (via Empire), which after surfacing with a trailer a while back, has gone very quiet: And look, here’s a rather generic poster for the generic comedy “Just Go with it”, starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston and supermodel Brooklyn Decker: And finally, a spiffy new poster for the hunky alien teen in high school flick “I am Number Four” (via Collider): »
The Adjustment Bureau, based on a story by Philip K. Dick, is a film I've been looking forward to for a while. It was supposed to release back in September but it got pushed until March. Starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, it has Damon playing a politician who falls in love with Blunt's character who is a dancer. As their love blossoms, Damon realizes that there is a mysterious force trying to keep them apart. Anthony Mackie, John Slattery, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Michael Kelly, and Terence Stamp will co-star. George Nolfi will direct. »
- Matt Joseph
There are new posters for three films today: indie and festival darling Rabbit Hole gets a new one-sheet that is very different from the last, while delayed thriller The Adjustment Bureau and I Am Number Four both get their own new images. See 'em all after the break. If you didn't like the slightly cheeky one sheet  that debuted not long ago for John Cameron Mitchell's Rabbit Hole, Cinematical  has a new, much more serious one. With fractured images of Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart, call this the Black Swan remix of a few stills from the film. I like it. The film opens limited on December 17. Rabbit Hole is a vivid, hopeful, honest and unexpectedly witty portrait of a family searching for what remains possible in the most impossible of all situations. Becca and Howie Corbett (Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart) are returning to their everyday existence in the wake of a shocking, »
- Russ Fischer
The first teaser poster arrives for the forthcoming Philip K Dick adaptation, The Adjustment Bureau, and you can see it right here…
The works of the late, great sci-fi author Philip K Dick have been a frequent source of inspiration since his untimely death in 1982. And while the adaptations of his work have been patchy at times (please, please don't make us watch Paycheck again), some treatments of Dick's work have been truly spectacular, from the obvious Blade Runner to the underrated 1995 film, Screamers.
Very few of these adaptations have been particularly faithful to Dick's source material (though Richard Linklater's A Scanner Darkly, which we wrote about here, was a sublimely made exception to the rule), and The Adjustment Bureau is once again "loosely" based on the 1954 short story, Adjustment Team.
I’ll admit that the first time I heard about The Adjustment Bureau I wasn’t that excited by the concept – the idea of Matt Damon playing a Us Senatorial candidate who’s up for election when he falls for a ballet dancer played by Emily Blunt, facing a conspiracy that is trying to keep them apart, didnt really appeal…
However all that changed when I saw the trailer at this years McM Expo in October! So now consider me sold on the film, sold a lot more than these posters could ever do for the film:
Yeah, so much for a poster selling the film! If you still need convincing about The Adjustment Bureau, (as I did), then do watch this trailer – everything will make a lot more sense. Well as much sense as a conspiracy thriller in which the main character has no idea what’s going on could make… »
Though we got an intriguing first trailer last May, sad news came later that Universal's The Adjustment Bureau starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt would be delayed until March 2011. That creates some worry for the film from first-time director George Nolfi (known previously for his writing credits on films like The Bourne Ultimatum), but I'm still extremely excited to see this. Now some hype comes in the form of a Hitchcockian style poster with tall shadows (reminiscent of The Untouchables) looming after Damon and Blunt. The poster seems a little too clean, but you can check out the full poster below and judge for yourself. Here's the first poster for The Adjustment Bureau courtesy of Imp Awards: An affair between a politician and a ballerina is affected by "mysterious forces" keeping the lovers apart. The Adjustment Bureau is directed by first-time director George Nolfi, who is best known as a »
- Ethan Anderton
Universal has released a Us and a UK poster for their upcoming thriller The Adjustment Bureau. Based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, the plot centers on an ambitious politician (played by Matt Damon) who falls in love with a ballet dancer (Emily Blunt) but discovers that mysterious forces and a team of shadowy figures are trying to keep them apart. The film also stars Anthony Mackie, John Slattery, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Michael Kelly, and Terence Stamp.
Hit the jump to check out the posters. While the film was originally slated to open this past September, it is now set to open on March 4, 2011.
Us poster via Imp Awards. UK Poster via Empire.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Adjustment Bureau:
- Matt Goldberg
We’ve seen a trailer and images already for Matt Damon and Emily Blunt’s new movie and if there’s one thing the marketing department at Universal Studios want us to know, there’s a lot of running involved! The two new posters that came out today back up that angle by showing the two main characters, yet again running! What are they running from? Watch the trailer to find out more.
The Us poster comes from RoS while the UK from Empire. The Adjustment Bureau is directed by George Nolfi and also stars Anthony Mackie, John Slattery, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Michael Kelly and Terence Stamp. We can expect it March 4th.
Synopsis: Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us? Matt Damon stars in the thriller The Adjustment Bureau as a man who glimpses the future Fate has planned for him and realizes he wants something else. »
- David Sztypuljak
"The Adjustment Bureau" was a film that always held a lot of promise. Based, like "Blade Runner" and "Total Recall," on a story by legendary sci-fi author Philip K Dick, it marked the directorial debut of "The Bourne Ultimatum" writer George Nolfi, and featured a top-notch cast, led by Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, with John Slattery, Anthony Mackie, Terence Stamp and Shohreh Aghdashloo joining them. The plot involves Damon's senatorial candidate falling for a ballet dancer (Blunt) he meets by chance, only to be confronted by a group of mysterious men who tell him that their encounter was never… »
Two high-profile films have their poster debut today. First up is Universal’s delayed romantic sci-fi drama, The Adjustment Bureau, which hits in March. Based on the Philip K. Dick short story and written/directed by George Nolfi, the film stars Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, John Slattery, Terence Stamp and Shoreh Agdashloo. In the film “Damon play a Us Senatorial candidate who’s up for election when he falls for a ballet dancer played by Blunt – but strange forces conspire to keep them apart.”
We have two new posters for the film, a UK quad from Empire above, and the Us poster below via their Facebook page. I’m excited for the film, but unfortunately these posters look photoshopped to hell and doesn’t quite give off that old-school vibe it looks like they were trying for.
- Jordan Raup
A new poster has been released online for the George Nolfi (writer of the The Bourne Ultimatum) directed The Adjustment Bureau. An adaptation of a Phillip K. Dick novel, the movie focuses on Damon who plays a Us Senatorial candidate who by chance falls in love with a ballet dancer (played by Blunt). However he soon discovers that this isn’t part of his long-term plan, when a group of men kidnap him to let him know that they are in control of his destiny, and that said destiny is driving him in another direction. Cue a fight for free will and love, or so the trailer suggests…
Source: Empire »
- Laura Stackhouse
Written/directed by George Nolfi, the feature stars Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, with Anthony Mackie, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Daniel Dae Kim, Michael Kelly, John Slattery, Terence Stamp and Anthony Ruivivar.
"...'David Norris' (Damon), a former Fordham University basketball player and charismatic United States Congressman who seems destined for national political stardom, meets ballet dancer 'Elise Sellas' (Blunt), only to find that strange circumstances keep them from becoming romantically involved. Norris discovers forces are at work to keep them apart, and he peels the layers to find out why..."
The film will be released by Universal March 2011.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Adjustment Bureau"...
- Michael Stevens
Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Philip K. Dick. What's not to love about The Adjustment Bureau? The plot sees Damon play a Us Senatorial candidate who's up for election when he falls for a ballet dancer played by Blunt - but strange forces conspire to keep them apart. Uh. Oh.The film also stars the very awesome John Slattery from Mad Men, Terence Stamp and Shoreh Agdashloo, and it's written and directed by Damon's old Bourne writer George Nolfi.The trailer's below if you're still not convinced, and the film's out March 4. Will this be another very loose adaptation of a Dick novel, a la Total Recall and Blade Runner, or something closer to its source? Only time will tell. »
"The Adjustment Bureau" gets a new poster with Matt Damon and Emily Blunt feeling and two shadows cast in buildings in the greyed backgroud. A well-crafted poster for the film directed and adapted for the screen by George Nolfi, based on the Philip K. Dick short story "Adjustment Team." Pic opens on March 4th next year and includes "Mad Men" star John Slattery as well as Terrence Stamp, Anthony Mackie, Shohreh Aghdashloo and Michael Kelly of "Fair Game." Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us? Matt Damon stars in the thriller The Adjustment Bureau as a man who glimpses the future Fate has planned for him and realizes he wants something else. To get it, he must pursue the only woman he's ever loved across, under and through the streets of modern-day New York »
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