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Will There Be Any More Bourne Movies?

Speaking from a personal standpoint and definitely on board with some folks I really hope to never see another Bourne movie come out again, but the likelihood isn’t diminished to nothing just yet. Already Matt Damon and a few others are stating that they’d be on board with another film if only to close out the story finally. Though honestly it seems that any one of the movies could have done this and put a nice cap on it without having to keep going and possibly sacrifice the fanbase in the process. The Bourne Legacy was a hard pill to

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When Movie Sequels Use Photos of the Original's Stars

Simon Brew Kirsten Howard Oct 10, 2018

When an actor can't return for a sequel, sometimes the filmmakers get creative...

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

Sometimes, things don't go to plan. A movie has hit big, or a franchise is rumbling on, and you want one of the original stars back for the next in the series. The problem? You either knocked them off in the last film, or the actor concerned isn't available, or they just didn't want to return. That, or you didn't want them, but you're too polite to say.

The solution? The photo! Have characters looking mournfully at an image of said actor, just to remind you that they were once part of that particular parish, and so everyone else can acknowledge them, and then get on with it. At least, that's usually how it works.

Here are a few choice examples. As always, help yourself in the comments.
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USA Network Gives Straight-To-Series Order For ‘Bourne’ Spin-Off Series ‘Treadstone’

The people behind the Jason Bourne franchise, which includes the hits ‘Identity,’ ‘Supremacy,’ and ‘Ultimatum,’ have tried desperately to make the spy films work without the titular character played by Matt Damon. First, they tried with “The Bourne Legacy,” starring Jeremy Renner, but that crashed and burned, leading to Damon’s triumphant return in “Jason Bourne.” But now, they’re going to try to spin off the franchise yet again, this time on TV.

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USA Orders ‘Bourne’ Franchise Spinoff TV Series ‘Treadstone’

  • The Wrap
USA has given a series order to “Treadstone,” a TV spinoff of Universal’s “Bourne” film franchise that starred Matt Damon.

Treadstone,” will explores the origin story and present-day actions of a CIA black ops program known as Treadstone — a covert operation that uses behavior modification protocol to turn its agents into nearly unstoppable superhuman assassins. “Treadstone” was one of the four pilots USA ordered in April, but decided to pick it up straight-to-series.

The first season, which begins production in 2019, follows sleeper agents across the globe as they’re mysteriously “awakened” to resume their deadly missions.

Also Read: 'Shooter' Canceled After 3 Seasons on USA

From Universal Cable Productions, “Treadstone” is written and executive produced by Tim Kring. Ramin Bahrani, who will direct the pilot, will also serve as an executive producer. Ben Smith and Jeffrey Weiner will executive produce on behalf of Captivate; Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas will
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‘Treadstone,’ Drama Set in Jason Bourne Universe, Lands Series Order at USA Network

  • Variety
USA Network has ordered the drama “Treadstone” straight to series, Variety has learned.

The series, which was originally ordered to pilot back in April, centers on the fictional CIA black ops program Operation Treadstone, which was the program that created superspy Jason Bourne. The covert program uses behavior modification protocol to turn recruits into nearly superhuman assassins. The first season follows sleeper agents across the globe as they’re mysteriously “awakened” to resume their deadly missions. The series will go into production in 2019.

“As the #1 cable entertainment network for the past 12 years, USA Network is delivering a dynamic lineup of big, bold programming – and what could be bigger and bolder than the Treadstone mythology?” said Chris McCumber, president of entertainment networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.

Treadstone” is produced by Universal Cable Productions. The series is written and executive produced by Tim Kring. Ramin Bahrani will direct the pilot and also serve as an executive producer.
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‘Mission: Impossible’: Is Tom Cruise Irreplaceable?

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‘Mission: Impossible’: Is Tom Cruise Irreplaceable?
Tom Cruise is officially back in action.

After underwhelming receipts from “American Made,” “The Mummy” reboot, and “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” Cruise’s latest blockbuster, “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” signals a return to form for a movie star who needs to prove he’s still profitable as he nears his sixth decade on the planet.

With $153 million globally — including $61.5 million in North America and $92 million internationally — the newest installment in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise marked a series best opening. Prior to that, “Mission: Impossible II” boasted the biggest debut at $57.8 million, not adjusted for inflation, while the last iteration, “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” launched with $55.5 million.

Perhaps “Mission: Impossible’s” greatest stunt is its ability to bank of the success of its leading man, a feat few franchises are able to pull off in an era of diminishing star power. Once upon a time, A-listers like Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson,
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Feature: Meet The Characters Of ‘Tag’ – In UK Cinemas Now

Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Jake Johnson and Hannibal Buress are sitting at a bar arguing, as Annabelle Wallis looks on. The guys, in their roles for the upcoming comedy Tag, aren’t debating the usual saloon-based topics, like politics, sports or sex; instead, the subject under discussion is a children’s game known as tag – and how they can outsmart an unseen compatriot, Jerry, who is the undisputed tag champion, having never been, well, tagged by his friends in three decades.

The fired-up quartet is busy plotting every move in their desperate odyssey to unseat Jerry as the game’s crown prince. To a visitor watching the scene unfold, it soon becomes apparent that they’re wildly overthinking their “strategy” – to the point of increasingly nonsensical ramblings – to trap Jerry in his own home. Is it too obvious a location to tag him? Or is it so obvious that the
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Tag (2018) – Review

Enough with the frivolity down at the multiplex, we’ve got another film opening this week that was “inspired by true events”. Seriously (usually very very), they’re stories of triumph against the elements (as with the recent Adrift) or bravery in the face of injury or disease. Just a minute, you’ve seen the TV ads and trailers for the last few months so you know it’s a comedy. Now that’s a real rarity, little seen hybrid mix, like the “jackalope”. Needles to say it’s been somewhat exaggerated or enhanced for the big screen. The reports of a pack (around a dozen) of buddies now in middle age (being generous here) who have set aside one month every year to continue a game of tag started while they were in grade school has seen exposure in print and on the TV news (CBS Sunday Morning just
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Jeremy Renner’s Arms in ‘Tag’ Are Made of CGI Because He Broke Them During Filming

Jeremy Renner’s Arms in ‘Tag’ Are Made of CGI Because He Broke Them During Filming
Jeremy Renner has starred in huge action movies such as “The Avengers,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and “The Bourne Legacy,” but it wasn’t until he decided to star in the comedy film “Tag” that he ended up with two broken arms. The actor made headlines in July 2017 when he revealed both of his arms broke during a stunt gone wrong during production on the comedy film, but it turns out the shoot wasn’t affected too much by the injury. According to Jon Hamm, the film relied on CGI to replace Renner’s arm casts with human skin.

“He wore green screen casts that were eventually painted out in the edit,” Hamm told Ellen DeGeneres during a recent visit on her talk show.

Hamm said the injury occurred three days into production on “Tag,” which means Renner was wearing green screen casts for a majority of filming. Hamm said
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Oscar Nominated Producer Jennifer Fox Nabs Film Rights To ‘Earthsea’ Book Series

Oscar Nominated Producer Jennifer Fox Nabs Film Rights To ‘Earthsea’ Book Series
Exclusive: Jennifer Fox, the producer behind the Oscar-nominated legal thriller, Michael Clayton, has optioned the film rights to fantasy book series, Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin, who agreed to allow Fox to translate her work into a series of films before she passed away in January.

The series, which was first introduced in the 1960s, is comprised of five novels and eight short stories set in a fantasy archipelago of hundreds of islands, imperiled by those who use magic to gain power and upset its delicate balance. Most of its characters are people of color and the emphasis is on understanding nature and human nature, not possessing power over them.

Le Guin has published twenty-one novels and received many honors including the Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, The Library of Congress’s Living Legend Award and the National Book Foundation Medal.

Theo Downes-Le Guin, son of the author, will executive produce the project.
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Film News Roundup: ‘Rogue One’ Screenwriter Tony Gilroy Wins Austin Festival Award

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Film News Roundup: ‘Rogue One’ Screenwriter Tony Gilroy Wins Austin Festival Award
In today’s film news roundup, Dan Gilroy is honored by the Austin Film Festival, CBS Films moves forward on its ship cruise comedy, and Good Deed buys SXSW title “Shotgun.”

Honor

The Austin Film Festival has named screenwriter Tony Gilroy as the 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Screenwriter Award.

Previous honorees of this award have included Lawrence Kasdan, Kenneth Lonergan, Nancy Meyers, and Caroline Thompson.

Gilroy’s credits include the 2007 thriller “Michael Clayton,” which earned him Oscar nominations for directing and original screenplay; writing the first three Bourne films and co-writing and directing the fourth film in the franchise (“The Bourne Legacy”); co-writing the screenplay for “Rouge One: A Star Wars Story”; and producing and writing the political thriller “Beirut,” starring Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike.

The festival also announced that “Beverly Hills Cop” writer Daniel Petrie, Jr. will receive the festival’s second Heart of Film Award for his
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USA Network orders Bourne TV spinoff pilot Treadstone

USA Network has announced that it has ordered a pilot for a TV spinoff from the Jason Bourne movie franchise entitled Treadstone, which hails from Heroes creator Tim Kring.

According to Deadline, Treadstone “explores the origin story and present-day actions of a CIA black ops program known as Treadstone — a covert operation that uses behavior modification protocol to turn its agents into nearly unstoppable superhuman assassins. The series follows sleeper agents across the globe as they’re mysteriously ‘awakened’ to resume their deadly missions.”

Based on Robert Ludlum’s novels, the Bourne franchise stars Matt Damon as a former Treadstone agent suffering from memory loss, who attempts to uncover the truth about his past. The series began in 2002 with The Bourne Identity, and spawned four Damon-led sequels in 2004, 2007 and 2016, as well as the 2012 spinoff sequel The Bourne Legacy starring Jeremy Renner.

In addition to Treadstone, USA Network has also ordered
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Netflix's Outsider Trailer Has Jared Leto Indebted to the Yakuza

Netflix has released the first trailer and poster for The Outsider, which stars Jared Leto in a much different role than fans are used to seeing him in. This period piece takes the chameleonic actor into an intriguing historical era, as he portrays an American soldier imprisoned in postwar Japan, who enters the dark world of the yakuza, adopting their way of life in repayment for his freedom, after he's released with the help of his Yakuza cellmate. Now free, he sets out to earn their respect and repay his debt while navigating the dangerous criminal underworld.

The trailer begins with a woman sporting an intricate full-body tattoo telling Jared Leto's character Nick Lowell about the legend of the koi fish that swims up a waterfall, and becomes a dragon. The footage also features a few Japanese traditions like Kabuki theater and sumo wrestling, while Nick Lowell states that he
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10 Fight Club Facts You Never Knew

10 Fight Club Facts You Never Knew
Today, it's an oft-quoted classic, but Fight Club was only a modest success when it was released in 1999. Its cult film status was cemented by repeated VHS and DVD viewings, thanks to the brilliant performances by Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, and Helena Bonham Carter in David Fincher's adaptation of the novel of the same name. By now, we're all as familiar with the movie's twist as we are the whole bit in The Sixth Sense. Yes, there's the whole "first rule of Fight Club," but we've all shared anecdotes like the subversive frames hidden in the movie, or the Starbucks cups in every scene. Here, we look at 10 things you never knew about Fight Club.

The Producers courted four different directors.

It's hard to imagine anyone else behind the camera, but producers approached at least three other directors for the job before making a deal with David Fincher, who
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Bb-8 Works His Magic in Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser

Bb-8 Works His Magic in Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser
As the countdown continues towards Star Wars: The Last Jedi, a new Verizon ad has been revealed which features new footage of Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Bb-8. Fans were introduced to both Poe and Bb-8 together early on in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, although the loveable ball droid ended up with Rey (Daisy Ridley) throughout most of the movie. Now he will be reunited with the Resistance X-Wing pilot in The Last Jedi, as we see in this new footage. While we don't get a ton of extra moments, it does showcase how handy Bb-8 can be, while Oscar Isaac himself offers more on his character in a new interview.

The ad features a brief scene with Poe Dameron in the middle of an aerial dogfight in his X-Wing ship, when he asks Bb-8 to "work his magic." Bb-8 then descends from his usual post on the X-Wing ship to go down below,
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Oscar Isaac Reveals Poe Was Supposed To Die In Star Wars: The Force Awakens

As promotion for Star Wars: The Last Jedi ramps up, the cast is cropping up in the press with increasing regularity – and every once in a while, an interesting nugget of information appears. The latest comes from Oscar Isaac, who plays Resistance pilot Poe Dameron in the franchise. His character was introduced in opening sequence of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and, when the film arrived in theatres, it quickly became clear that he’d joined the ranks of the most beloved of Star Wars canon.

But, what audiences saw in theatres was the result of changes made to the story by J.J. Abrams – partly due to the insistence of Isaac, and partly due to fate and circumstance. Firstly, Poe Dameron was not supposed to survive the first act. In the film, when we see him help Finn escape the First Order, and then watch his Tie fighter crash into the sand,
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Roman J. Israel, Esq Trailer: Denzel Washington Fights for Justice

Roman J. Israel, Esq Trailer: Denzel Washington Fights for Justice
Sony Pictures has debuted the new trailer for Roman J. Israel, Esq., which teams up Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington with writer-director Dan Gilroy. The filmmaker is making his second feature film as a director, following his critically-acclaimed breakthrough debut Nightcrawler. The filmmaker returns to explore the darker side of Los Angeles once again in this film, but this time, through the eyes of the title character, an lawyer whose life gets turned upside down.

Roman J. Israel, Esq. is a dramatic thriller set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Oscar winner Denzel Washington stars as a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when a turbulent series of events challenge the activism that has defined his career. Colin Farrell costars as the ambitious, monied lawyer who recruits Roman to his firm. The film held its world premiere screening at the Toronto International Film Festival last month,
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‘Roman J. Israel, Esq’ Trailer: Denzel Washington Lawyers Up

Three years ago we were treated to screenwriter Dan Gilroy‘s (“Real Steel,” “The Bourne Legacy,” “Kong: Skull Island“) directorial debut in the flawed but thoroughly chilling “Nightcrawler.” That film scored a writing nomination at the Academy Awards and got Jake Gyllenhaal nominated for a Best Actor Golden Globe. Gilroy returns to the director’s chair this year with “Roman J.

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Tony Gilroy reworking Methuselah for Warner Bros.

Deadline is reporting that Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton, The Bourne Legacy) is in talks with Warner Bros. to write and potentially direct the studio’s long-gestating thriller Methuselah, which is being produced by David Heyman (Harry Potter).

The project was originally set up by James Watkins and recently had Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales co-direct Joachim Ronning attached, with Tom Cruise set to star. However, Ronning is now off the project, and is instead prepping an adaptation of Michael Crichton’s final novel Micro.

Gilroy is said to have a take that overhauls the project, although it will retain the central concept of a man who has survived for 400 years without physically ageing, and has accumulated vast intellectual knowledge and survival skills. Gilroy will soon be pitching his vision to Warner Bros., and is in line to direct should the script meet with approval.

Gilroy most
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Wind River – Review

Gil Birmingham and Jeremy Renner in Wind River

Review by Stephen Tronicek

Taylor Sheridan’s Wind River feels wrong. It feels like something is rotting at the center of the film. Like something is trying to desperately escape, but can’t. That’s a good thing because that’s the case with each of the film’s characters. Each of them is held on the Wind River Indian Reservation, whether it be by choice or necessity. The problem is that the land kills whatever beauty appears there in the cold, and soon that comes bubbling up to the surface as Jeremy Renner’s Cory Lambert finds the dead body of a young girl leading to a domino effect of violence for all those involved, including FBI officer Jane Banner (portrayed by Elizabeth Olsen).

The tone at the start of Wind River is somewhat daunting. Sheridan’s otherwise effortless scriptwriting for
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