Archive for June 23, 2012
Universal has slightly pushed back the release of its fourth Bourne movie (the first without Matt Damon), The Bourne Legacy, while Summit has nudged forward its release date for Alex Cross.
Meanwhile, FilmDistrict has settled on an early April 2013 date for Dead Man Down, and Dimension will release Scary Movie 5 (the first without Anna Faris) shortly thereafter – a three-month delay from the horror movie parody’s original date.
It appears that Universal has learned its lesson, after releasing Battleship too close to The Avengers. The studio has shifted Bourne Legacy‘s date back a week this summer to August 10th, in order to make room for Dark Knight Rises‘ run at the box office.
Bourne Legacy ...
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Amber Heard is filled with Paranoia, Peet, Corddry Rudolph, Collette, Rockwell and Carell go Way, Way Back; Ivan Reitman gets Drafted by Paramount, Barbra Streisand helms Skinny and Cat and Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. It’s true – they really are.
Amber Heard looks set to join Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford in director Robert Luketic’s Paranoia.
According to Variety:
“Hemsworth stars as a blue-collar guy who makes a costly and illegal mistake while trying to get ahead in his entry-level job. His boss agrees not to turn him in under one condition: he must infiltrate the competition as a corporate spy. Protag quickly learns that he’s a pawn in his boss’ game.”
Heard will play “Hemsworth’s love interest, an intended one-night-stand who becomes the key to his success as a spy ...
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Universal Pictures have announced they've delayed "The Bourne Legacy" by a week - from August 3rd to August 10th.
In an official explanation as seen on Deadline, the studio has pushed back the release for one very specific reason - Batman.
"Just as The Avengers demonstrated marketplace sustainability that well outpaced traditional patterns earlier this summer, the industry expects a similar trajectory for The Dark Knight Rises. Moving one week further from its release will give The Bourne Legacy an even greater opportunity to maximize its opening box office potential.
Moving to August 10 will also allow us to extend valuable promotion for the film across all NBCUniversal platforms during the Olympics, which will dominate television and digital audiences beginning July 27. We are excited about this new chapter in our Bourne franchise and confident that August 10 is the right date for our film and for our industry as a whole"
Six days of reshoots recently took place in Vancouver with stunt coordinator Dan Bradley at the helm handling "two days of pickups" which the studio insists were for "one shot that we needed to get. It was a beat. It was nothing." Indeed test screenings for the project are said to have gone well.
Another reason for the delay is that the film opens the same day as the remake of "Total Recall", a project which is also gaining ground in recent weeks as a potential box-office performer.
Aaron Eckhart ("The Dark Knight") is set to play the U.S. President in Antoine Fuqua's "Olympus Has Fallen" for Millennium Films says Variety.
Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt penned the script about a Secret Service agent (Gerard Butler) who becomes America's only hope when the White House is overtaken by terrorists.
Shooting kicks off in September. The project is not to be confused with a rival project with a similar premise - Sony's "White House Down".
Rob Reiner is set to direct the psychological thriller "You Belong to Me" for Stone Village and Southpaw Entertainment says Heat Vision.
Penned by David Murray, the story follows a psychiatrist who does the one thing you are never supposed to do with your patients: talk about yourself.
Richard Lewis, Scott Steindorff and Alan Greisman will produce. The project marks Reiner’s first thriller since his highly acclaimed 1990 adaptation of Stephen King's "Misery".
Reiner says “They are hard to make well, but this one has a deep psychological bent to it and a big twist in the end that I didn’t see coming. That's why I decided to take a whack at this one."
The four key roles - the psychiatrist, his wife, their daughter and the patient's brother - are expected to be cast soon. Shooting kicks off this Fall in New York City.