Screen Junkies » paul greengrass http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:44:49 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 With Apologies To Jeremy Renner, The Next ‘Bourne’ Film Will Star Matt Damon http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/with-apologies-to-jeremy-renner-the-next-bourne-film-will-star-matt-damon/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/with-apologies-to-jeremy-renner-the-next-bourne-film-will-star-matt-damon/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:40:14 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=265070 And it will be directed by Paul Greengrass.

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Well, that didn’t last long. Seemingly out of nowhere (and this is from honest-to-goodness journalists taht track this stuff like the wind) Universal has announced another Bourne film, starring, once again, Matt Damon, and directed by Paul Greengrass. Greengrass helmed Supremacy and Ultimatum, so the band is officially getting back together. Except for Franke Potente. Her character is still dead.

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Not much else is known, other than the obvious fact that this is just an effort by Damon to demonstrate to rival/friend Ben Affleck that he can do more with a ROBERT LUDLUM CHARACTER than Affleck can do with Batman. Or so goes my thinking.

Deadline has the exclusive, so I’ll yield to their judgement on this. They’re saying this installment will hit theaters quickly, in July 2016, and will actually beat out the Renner-starring Justin Lin-helmed spinoff.

(cue more sad tuba music)

But we get a lot more Bourne!

(cue happy tuba music, which doesn’t exist, fall to floor, defeated and alone)

Soooooo…yeah. Damon is back as Borne before Renner is back as sorta-Bourne.

 

 

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Director Paul Greengrass Is Prepped To Join Leo DiCaprio And Jonah Hill In Richard Jewell Biopic http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/director-paul-greengrass-is-prepped-to-join-leo-dicaprio-and-jonah-hill-in-richard-jewell-biopic/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/director-paul-greengrass-is-prepped-to-join-leo-dicaprio-and-jonah-hill-in-richard-jewell-biopic/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:06:33 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=264955 If the name "Richard Jewell" is tough to place, keep reading. Keep reading if it isn't, also.

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For a while now, Leo DiCaprio has been chasing down the a biopic on Richard Jewell, the man accused of detonating a pipe bomb at the 1996 Olympic Village in Atlanta. He’s since recruited Wolf of Wall Street co-star Jonah Hill to play Jewell. And now, it’s sounding like Bourne director Paul Greengrass will be joining them to helm.

The story of Richard Jewell goes like this: A bomb went off in the Olympic Village, and the Feds quickly were on the case. They found Richard Jewell to be their primary suspect. Because this event and case was taking place in CNN‘s backyard, the news team got a little overzealous, and Jewell was vilified by America for three months before being cleared of any wrongdoing. At that point, the Olympic were over and no one cared.

Sounds like a good project may have gotten a little better with this director.

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Matt Damon Up For Some More Jason Bourning http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/matt-damon-up-for-some-more-jason-bourning/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/matt-damon-up-for-some-more-jason-bourning/#comments Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:26:26 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=256634 The costs of zoo upkeep are astronomical.

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Having not properly weighed the long-term costs of buying a zoo, Matt Damon is in need of some serious cash and he’ll earn it the best way he knows how — running around Prague and breaking bad guy necks. It’s reported that Damon is in talks to return to the Bourne franchise even though Jeremy Renner did a surprisingly good job keeping his seat warm.

If Damon does return, he won’t do so without director Paul Greengrass, evoking the code of Bros Before Shows. By the tenets of Hollywood Wingman Law, Universal is obligated to also enter talks with Greengrass.

This doesn’t mean that Renner is left out in the cold as his character has already been promised a sequel, “with potential crossover/merger of the characters’ stories to be sorted out if and when Damon signs back up.” What this tells me is that they’re thinking of the fans and genuinely care. At least enough so to grant them the passing of the baton that the Teen Wolf franchise never received. (Twitch)

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Tom Hanks Battles Pirates In The Not Very Swashbuckling ‘Captain Phillips’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/tom-hanks-battles-pirates-in-the-not-very-swashbuckling-captain-phillips-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/tom-hanks-battles-pirates-in-the-not-very-swashbuckling-captain-phillips-trailer/#comments Thu, 09 May 2013 16:23:27 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=254771 I didn't see a single eye patch.

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These Somali pirates were wise not to attack Russell Crowe, instead they set they’re sights on Hollywood nice guy Tom Hanks. Here he plays the titular Captain Phillips, a man already ill-fated enough to have to spend all of his time on some dumbass boat whose situation goes from bad to worse when pirates board his vessel and try to take over. We can all agree that’s not cool. I bet they didn’t even go to captain school.

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Paul Greengrass Might Actually Direct A Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/paul-greengrass-might-actually-direct-a-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/paul-greengrass-might-actually-direct-a-movie/#comments Thu, 02 Jun 2011 16:09:08 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=214400 It will either be about Tom Hanks fighting pirates or racecars. To clarify, Tom Hanks won't be fighting racecars.

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Considering falls through, we can rejoic knowing that Paul Greengrass might finally be directing another movie. Vulture reports that Greengrass has three projects to choose from. The first is the Sony Pictures‘ adaptation of “A Captain’s Duty.” The true-life tale (now titled Maersk Alabama) will star Tom Hanks as skipper Richard Phillips who was taken hostage by Somali pirates before being rescued by Navy SEALS.

The second film on his desk blotter is Rush, a Formula One racing drama written by Peter Morgan. The story follows the near-deadly 1976 season of driver Niki Lauda. The screenplay also details Lauda’s rivalry with driver James Hunt, both on and off the track. It also deals with the 1976 German Grand Prix where Lauda spun out of control and burst into flames, causing him to nearly burn to death and lose his right ear. But that didn’t stop him from pulling himself out of bed to face Hunt in several more races. Which he lost. So, yeah, that’s kind of a bummer ending. Maybe they should tell the tale backwards, Memento style.

And finally, the third film Greengrass is considering is a secret. So we’d better not catch you snooping around in Mom and Dad’s closet. You’ll ruin the surprise. (Vulture)

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Greengrass Has Some Unscheduled Free Time, Eying New Projects http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/greengrass-has-some-unscheduled-free-time-eying-new-projects/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/greengrass-has-some-unscheduled-free-time-eying-new-projects/#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2011 21:01:03 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=208938 Paul Greengrass, looking like the lovechild of Fabio and Meat Loaf.

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Since the estate of MLK seems to want Deadline reports that Greengrass is eying The Deep Blue Good-by, based on a series of novels written by John D. MacDonald. It is assumed that Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Appian Way would produce, with DiCaprio interested in the role of protagonist Travis McGee, a beach bum who picks up work in salvage and has adventures along the way. However, DiCaprio will be busy with Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar, followed by Baz Luhrmann‘s The Great Gatsby, so expect timing to be a big fact in all of this, especially considering that Memphis still appears to be his highest priority.

It’s also possible that Greengrass could go in a different direction with Here There Be Monsters, which centers around a maligned John Paul Jones doing work investigating the disappearances of ships. We’ll, uh, call that “Plan C.”

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Dr. King’s Estate Took Issue With Paul Greengrass’ Lying Mouth http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dr-kings-estate-took-issue-with-paul-greengrass-lying-mouth/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dr-kings-estate-took-issue-with-paul-greengrass-lying-mouth/#comments Tue, 05 Apr 2011 20:03:59 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=205450 Dr. King's estate didn't like the liberties that Paul Greengrass took with their MLK Jr. character.

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The decision by Universal to scrap Paul Greengrass’ Martin Luther King Jr biopic, Memphis, had everyone assuming it was purely a scheduling decision. Either that on Paul went off and did something crazy. Turns out…

It was pressure from King’s estate that may have contributed to Universal’s exeunt. They didn’t take issue with Greengrass shaking a camera at the memory of MLK Jr., but they did take issue with him making up facts about his life. Namely the extra-marital affairs that appeared in the script but not in reality.

Andrew Young, a close friend to King, told Deadline that he reached out to Universal and had this to say about the script:

“I thought it was fiction.” As for the depiction of infidelity, Young said: “There is testimony in congressional hearings that a lot of that information was manufactured by the FBI and wasn’t true. The FBI testified to that. I was saying simply, why make up a story when the true story is so great? My only concern here is honoring the message of Martin Luther King’s life, and how you can change the world without killing anybody.”

“But we had the most powerful and understanding wives in history, Coretta, my wife Jean, and Ralph Abernathy’s wife Juanita. These women were more dedicated and enthusiastic in pushing us into these struggles than anybody, and the inference Coretta might have been upset about Martin being gone so much or them having marital troubles, it’s just not true.”

Why did they stop with one extra-marital affair? You need to go completely outlandish nowadays if you want your biopic to be a hit. I mean, look at the renaissance that Abraham Lincoln is enjoying. Maybe if you called this bitch MLK Jr: Secret Werewolf, you’d have yourself a go picture, Greengrass.

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Universal Has Second Thoughts On MLK Assassination Movie ‘Memphis’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/universal-has-second-thoughts-on-mlk-assassination-movie-memphis/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/universal-has-second-thoughts-on-mlk-assassination-movie-memphis/#comments Sat, 02 Apr 2011 03:27:14 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=205113 You'll have to find something else to do for Martin Luther King Day 2012.

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It was reported a while back that shaky-cam auteur Paul Greengrass was working on a movie about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr called Memphis. Now, the studio that had been developing this movie, Universal, is dropping out, citing scheduling issues and the fact that it probably wouldn’t be finished before the planned MLK day weekend 2012 release.

Some are speculating that these aren’t the only reasons for the abrupt halting of production, though. Apparently the MLK estate has had serious objections about the content of the film – although it isn’t known if this is because of controversial subject matter, or because there’s another MLK movie in development at Dreamworks which is being made with the full approval of the King estate. Either way, Greengrass and Co. are now looking for new financiers to keep the movie going. Maybe the city of Memphis would want to throw in a few bucks – no such thing as bad publicity, right? (via Deadline)

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Gyllenhaal and Maguire Battling For ‘Bourne Legacy’ Lead http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gyllenhaal-and-maguire-shooting-at-each-other-for-bourne-legacy-lead/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gyllenhaal-and-maguire-shooting-at-each-other-for-bourne-legacy-lead/#comments Fri, 25 Feb 2011 04:27:43 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=29803 Who will become the next one-man ultimate killing machine?

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In case something happened to your memory, Matt Damon has bailed on Jason Bourne, sympathy-bailing on the series with director Paul Greengrass. Bourne trilogy screenwriter Tony Gilroy is now snuggling into the director’s chair for #4, and another actor presumably gets to play a new lucky agent who becomes a one-man ultimate killing machine, courtesy of Operation Treadstone. Who will it be?

The biggest stars in the mix are Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal. If Bourne Legacy requires this new agent to do a lot of embarrassing on-screen crying, I’m guessing Maguire will snag the role. However, there are a bunch of somewhat less famous actors in contention, including Taylor Kitsch (the terrible Gambit from X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Garrett Hedlund (Jeff Bridges’ kid from Tron: Legacy) and Kellan Lutz (one of the Twilight-ers). Gilroy is insisting that all the actors screen test, so we’re guessing he’s not a total web-head or Twi-hard.

The Bourne Legacy is tentatively scheduled to open fire on theaters August 2012. (The Playlist)

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Greengrass Greenlit For ‘Memphis’, 2013 Oscar Nod A Mere Formality http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/greengrass-greenlit-for-memphis-2013-oscar-nod-a-mere-formality/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/greengrass-greenlit-for-memphis-2013-oscar-nod-a-mere-formality/#comments Wed, 23 Feb 2011 20:26:39 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=29390 Will Paul Greengrass be able to steady his camera long enough to capture the final days of Dr. Martin Luther King?

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Wil Paul Greengrass be able to steady his camera long enough to capture the final days of Dr. Martin Luther King? Universal is hoping so as Deadline reports that they have just greenlit Memphis, a biopic focusing on Dr. King’s work in the titular city in early 1968. Scott Rudin, the Midas-touch producer behind The Social Network and True Grit is also lending a hand in this production, so expect a big budget and the A-game of all parties involved.

With filming to begin in June, one can safely pencil this one in as an Oscar nominee come January 2013. In the nearer term, expect rampant anticipation on who will land the possibly star-making or award-winning role of Martin Luther King. I wish we could rule James Franco out for this role, but he’s simply proved me wrong too many times before.

Greengrass has also been closely linked with the super-ultra-mega-tentpole release Cleopatra, but no news has surfaced in months, so it would appear that whichever way that decision goes, Memphis will get priority.

The juggernauts that are Paul Greengrass and Universal Studios should kill many of the other MLK projects that were rumored or in pre-production, namely, the Dreamworks and Lee Daniels-led Selma, which was circling the drain even before this news came about.

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Even More Julian Assange Projects In The Works http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/even-more-julian-assange-projects-in-the-works/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/even-more-julian-assange-projects-in-the-works/#comments Thu, 03 Feb 2011 17:03:37 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=24359 Top-secret memos reveal many new Julian Assange projects in the works.

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You already knew that Julian Assange was the reigning King of Hollywood, what with his bone-white facial features and, uh, commitment to governmental and corporate transparency. But you might be unaware of the real extent of Assange’s stature in Hollywood — there is now news of another bunch of Assange-related projects, just in case you were considering forgetting watching a movie about something else at some point.

The first is a movie based on a recent New York Times Magazine article entitled “The Boy Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest” (timely!) which screenwriter Mark Boal is involved in. It isn’t known whether Boal will actually be writing the movie – this seems somewhat unlikely since he’s got those two movies with Kathryn Bigelow already, but if Assange can have 18 movies about him, why can’t Boal write 3 or 4 in a year?

The second is a movie based on the recent  book Inside Wikileaks, which was written by the Assange’s former second-in-command. It may or may not feature scenes of Julian Assange drunkenly beating his underlings with a wire coat hanger.

And finally, there is some interest in a movie based on Assange’s memoirs, which reportedly Paul Greengrass is interested in directing. I can’t wait to see the shaky footage of Assange updating his OKCupid profile. (via SlashFilm)

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Paul Greengrass May Film MLK Assassination Thriller http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/paul-greengrass-may-film-mlk-assassination-thriller/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/paul-greengrass-may-film-mlk-assassination-thriller/#comments Thu, 13 Jan 2011 17:03:07 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=15981 Happiness-maestro Paul Greengrass (director of United 93) might be adding another splashy Hollywood entertainment to his resume with a movie about the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Happiness-maestr Paul Greengrass (director of United 93) might be adding another splashy Hollywood entertainment to his resume with a movie about the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. entitled Memphis, from a screenplay that Greengrass wrote.

That “may” is for real though, so it doesn’t mean this is going to happen for sure. Greengrass is in high demand these days despite last year’s big financial flop Th Green Zone, and has been previously attached to stuff like a 3D movie about Cleopatra starring Angelina Jolie, an aborted Jimi Hendrix biopic, Fantastic Voyage and Treasure Island. It’d be pretty cool to see a version of Fantastic Voyage in which the tiny ship gets hijacked by Islamic terrorists, but Memphis sounds like it would be a good movie too.

As far as casting is concerned, it’s all speculation at this point. Some are saying that Greengrass’s choice to play Hendrix, Anthony Mackie, might also make a good MLK, although that seems a bit tenuous. Did you know that Martin Luther King used to say “‘scuse me while I kiss this guy” at some of his speeches as a joke? (IndieWire)

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Greengrass Could Get Gritty with Cleopatra http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/cleopatra-pretty-close-to-getting-a-director-a-nations-knuckles-whiten/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/cleopatra-pretty-close-to-getting-a-director-a-nations-knuckles-whiten/#comments Wed, 05 Jan 2011 21:50:28 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=14364 With Angelina locked down to play the role that Liz Taylor made famous, Deadline reports that producer Scott Rudin is "pretty close" to locking someone down to helm this mighty, might vessel.

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Deadline reports that producer Scott Rudin is “pretty close” to locking someone down to helm this mighty, might vessel. Nothing has been announced (or even leaked, for that matter) but it’s being reported that those in power all “like the idea” of Paul Greengrass signing on. Whether that means they actually like Greengrass, only time will tell. It’s no surprise that Sony isn’t taking this decision lightly, as the previous iteration of Cleopatra in 1963 nearly shut the doors of 20th Century Fox with its runaway budget.

It is perhaps for this reason that the name of James Cameron as director hasn’t come up in recent musings. Though he has proven to carry the Midas touch with big-budget fare such as this, Greengrass’ name indicates that the powers that be might be more interested in a grittier, more story-driven (and cheaper) take, rather than one that relies on spectacle and blue people. His resume includes the two lauded Bourne installments, as well as the divisive United 93, and less-lauded Green Zone. The Greengrass rumors alone are enough to get many to declare that the 3-D novelty has worn off, and that even aspiring 3-D blockbusters will require a story as compelling as the effects. The source material for the project, the unfortunately named Cleopatra: The Life by Stacy Schiff, has already garnered a Pulitzer, so those in line for a Yogi Bear 3-D redux had best brace for disappointment.

That said, don’t think that this won’t be a tentpole release for Sony. With the time and effort they’ve put into this project, regardless of the director, they have every intention of making this appointment viewing for just about everyone in the world with functioning eyes. And just because this epic will have “grit,” don’t be surprised to hear a funny Jewish accent from a CGI snake. I think Andy Serkis is available.

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Paul Greengrass Won’t Be Taking ‘Fantastic Voyage’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/paul-greengrass-wont-be-taking-fantastic-voyage/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/paul-greengrass-wont-be-taking-fantastic-voyage/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Tim Burton needs a better dry cleaner.Fearing retribution from Coolio, Paul Greengrass has dropped out of James Cameron's remake of Fantastic Voyage. Though Greengrass discloses that he was never actually on the project. He hadn't signed anything, nor did he intend to. Although he won't be sending Matt Damon on a trip through some dude's bloodstream, he may be eyeing another tentpole adventure film.Greengrass is reportedly interested in giving Treasure Island the Sherlock Holmes-treatment for producer Lionel Wigram. They're working with the studio now to decide on a screenwriter but I don't know why. A sexy version of Treasure Island has already been done. In fact I was watching it late last night on Cinemax with the volume off as to not wake Mother. (Deadline)

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Tim Burton needs a better dry cleaner.

Fearing retribution from Coolio Paul Greengrass has dropped out of James Cameron’s remake of Fantastic Voyage. Though Greengrass discloses that he was never actually on the project. He hadn’t signed anything, nor did he intend to. Although he won’t be sending Matt Damon on a trip through some dude’s bloodstream, he may be eyeing another tentpole adventure film.

Greengrass is reportedly interested in giving Treasure Island the Sherlock Holmes-treatment for producer Lionel Wigram. They’re working with the studio now to decide on a screenwriter but I don’t know why. A sexy version of Treasure Island has already been done. In fact I was watching it late last night on Cinemax with the volume off as to not wake Mother. (Deadline)

 

 

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‘Bourne’ Series To Be Born Again? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bourne-series-to-be-born-again/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bourne-series-to-be-born-again/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 "Get your own elder-porn!"Universal is eager to put Jason Bourne back on screens but have had some difficulty churning out another amnesia spy thriller. In the three years since The Bourne Ultimatum was released, they've tried to no avail to get a script. Director Paul Greengrass has cut and run and taken Matt Damon with him. So what does a studio do in this situation?If you said "reboot in 3D", you're almost right and there's a job waiting for you at Sony. In the case of Bourne however, the studio may be biding their time with a prequel according to Matt Damon. "There'll probably be a prequel of some kind with another actor and another director before we do another one. Just because I think we're probably another five years away from doing it – we've got to get a script. If you have any ideas, call Universal. They'd love for you to get in touch!"That could be pretty cool actually. We'll get to see Jason Bourne in his spying and parkouring glory. This two big questions though;  a) how young will they go? And, b) how do we keep Channing Tatum far away from this project? (Empire)

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"Get your own elder-porn!"

Universal is eager to put Jason Bourne back on screens but have had some difficulty churning out another amnesia spy thriller. In the three years since The Bourne Ultimatum was released, they’ve tried to no avail to get a script. Directo Paul Greengrass has cut and run and taken Matt Damon with him. So what does a studio do in this situation?

If you said "reboot in 3D", you’re almost right and there’s a job waiting for you at Sony. In the case of Bourne however, the studio may be biding their time with a prequel according to Matt Damon. "There’ll probably be a prequel of some kind with another actor and another director before we do another one. Just because I think we’re probably another five years away from doing it – we’ve got to get a script. If you have any ideas, call Universal. They’d love for you to get in touch!"

That could be pretty cool actually. We’ll get to see Jason Bourne in his spying and parkouring glory. This two big questions though;  a) how young will they go? And, b) how do we keep Channing Tatum far away from this project? (Empire)

 

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‘Green Zone’ Featurette http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/green-zone-featurette/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/green-zone-featurette/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Matt Damon has a knack for delivering a convincing death blow to the face, chest, elbow, or balls, and it looks like he's maintained his Bourne skills in the new film Green Zone. In the below featurette, Damon and director Paul Greengrass, BFFs forever, give us some details in to the storyline, and discuss what makes a good thriller thrilling. Clearly it's an abundance of ass-kicking and broken necks, but wouldn't you know it, direction and pacing has a big part to do with it too. Someone get McG on the phone! I need to sit him down and show him something...

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Matt Damon has a knack for delivering a convincing death blow to the face, chest, elbow, or balls, and it looks like he’s maintained his Bourne skills in the new film Green Zone. In the below featurette, Damon and director Paul Greengrass, BFFs forever, give us some details in to the storyline, and discuss what makes a good thriller thrilling. Clearly it’s an abundance of ass-kicking and broken necks, but wouldn’t you know it, direction and pacing has a big part to do with it too. Someone get McG on the phone! I need to sit him down and show him something…


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Matt Damon Won’t Do ‘Bourne 4′ Without Paul Greengrass http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/matt-damon-wont-do-bourne-4-without-paul-greengrass/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/matt-damon-wont-do-bourne-4-without-paul-greengrass/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 We reported earlier this week that Paul Greengrass bailed on the fourth Bourne installment after having a falling out with the cash-strapped Universal. Now it appears that Matt Damon is showing some loyalty, and sticking by his director's side.When Screen Junkies caught up with Damon at the Invictus press junket he told us, "I'll wait for him and when he wants to do one, we'll do it." When asked specifically is it Greengrass or no Bourne, the actor went on to say, "I've always said that, but I think it will happen. Just down the road. We don't have a script right now."With Damon holding on tightly to the hand of Greengrass maybe Universal will reach a little deeper into their pockets. Afterall, they need to hold on to the Bourne series like grim death if they plan on eating anything other than Ramen next year.

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We reported earlier this week that Paul Greengrass bailed on the fourth Bourne installment after having a falling out with the cash-strapped Universal. Now it appears that Matt Damon is showing some loyalty, and sticking by his director’s side.

When Screen Junkies caught up with Damon at the Invictus press junket he told us, "I’ll wait for him and when he wants to do one, we’ll do it." When asked specifically is it Greengrass or no Bourne, the actor went on to say, "I’ve always said that, but I think it will happen. Just down the road. We don’t have a script right now."

With Damon holding on tightly to the hand of Greengrass maybe Universal will reach a little deeper into their pockets. Afterall, they need to hold on to the Bourne series like grim death if they plan on eating anything other than Ramen next year.

 

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Paul Greengrass Bounces On ‘Bourne 4′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/paul-greengrass-bounces-on-bourne-4/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/paul-greengrass-bounces-on-bourne-4/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 "And is it true they will honk when I squeeze them?"Director Paul Greengrass has decided he won't aim his shakey, blurry camera at Jason Bourne for a third time. The Bourne Supremacy and Bourne Ultimatum director has had a falling out with cash-strapped Universal, causing him to walk away from the fourth film. Apparently he is upset that the studio brought in a new screenwriter for the project without his consent and the studio is upset by Greengrass's going way over budget on his current project, Green Zone.Given Matt Damon's loyalty to Greengrass, this could be bad news for Universal. Could we have another Matt Damon freakout on our hands? According to the Playlist, some are citing Greengrass's ghosting as a "typical Paul move" and that he'll return to the project in short order. Another noted, "That's so Paul!", but it was difficult to determine if he was being serious or merely refering to Greengrass's failed Disney sitcom. (The Playlist)

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"And is it true they will honk when I squeeze them?"

Directo Paul Greengrass has decided he won’t aim his shakey, blurry camera at Jason Bourne for a third time. The Bourne Supremacy and Bourne Ultimatum director has had a falling out with cash-strapped Universal, causing him to walk away from the fourth film. Apparently he is upset that the studio brought in a new screenwriter for the project without his consent and the studio is upset by Greengrass’s going way over budget on his current project, Green Zone.

Given Matt Damon’s loyalty to Greengrass, this could be bad news for Universal. Could we have another Matt Damon freakout on our hands? According to the Playlist, some are citing Greengrass’s ghosting as a "typical Paul move" and that he’ll return to the project in short order. Another noted, "That’s so Paul!", but it was difficult to determine if he was being serious or merely refering to Greengrass’s failed Disney sitcom. (The Playlist)

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Find Camouflaged Matt Damon in Trailer for ‘Green Zone’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/find-camouflaged-matt-damon-in-trailer-for-green-zone/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/find-camouflaged-matt-damon-in-trailer-for-green-zone/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The first trailer for Paul Greengrass's political thriller Green Zone just hit the web, and boy does it look politically thrilling. The film is set in the chaotic early days of the Iraqi War when no one could be trusted and every decision could detonate unforeseen consequences. Sounds like dramatic conflict abounds! After seeing The Bourne Supremacy there's no doubt that Greengrass can shoot himself an action scene, and Damon can kick ass in said action scene. It doesn't appear that Green Zone will disappoint on these two very crucial fronts.

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The first trailer for Paul Greengrass’s political thriller Green Zone just hit the web, and boy does it look politically thrilling. The film is set in the chaotic early days of the Iraqi War when no one could be trusted and every decision could detonate unforeseen consequences. Sounds like dramatic conflict abounds! After seeing The Bourne Supremacy there’s no doubt that Greengrass can shoot himself an action scene, and Damon can kick ass in said action scene. It doesn’t appear that Green Zone will disappoint on these two very crucial fronts.

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Green Zone http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/green-zone/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/green-zone/#comments Tue, 27 Oct 2009 17:39:52 +0000 Reza F. Director: Paul GreengrassCast: Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Amy Ryan, Jason IsaacsSynopsis: A thriller about a pair of CIA agents on the trail of certain Weapons of Mass Destruction and a foreign correspondent following their mission.

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Director: Paul Greengrass

Cast: Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Amy Ryan, Jason Isaacs

Synopsis: A thriller about a pair of CIA agents on the trail of certain Weapons of Mass Destruction and a foreign correspondent following their mission.

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