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Matt Damon News Column
More photos from Hawaii, Bourne video game, upcoming projects
  • Update: A New York Times article discusses various actor's upcoming projects as a potential strike looms, including:

    In one go-round, Paul Greengrass, finished with this August’s "Bourne Ultimatum," with Matt Damon, a client of Mr. Whitesell’s, has been trying to round up that star to shoot "Imperial Life in the Emerald City" for Universal and Working Title Films. But Mr. Damon is also looking at "The Informant," a conspiracy thriller to be directed by Steven Soderbergh for Warner Brothers.

    If Mr. Damon commits to both, and everything falls into place with the studios, that would mean a long delay for "The Fighter," a Paramount boxing film that is being lined up as a possible project for him with the director Darren Aronofsky. For that one, however, Mr. Damon would have to contend with weight fluctuations that would be difficult to control on a tight schedule. (Mr. Aronofsky is simultaneously developing another project for Universal, a spokeswoman for him said.)

  • More photos of Matt and family on the beach in Hawaii are at PopSugar, Flynet Online and Socialite's Life.

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  • An interview from 2006 has some new quotes here:

    Q: You’re a father now, with a step-daughter and a baby. Do you try and take the family with you when you are away filming for Bourne?

    MD: Yes, I do. In fact, we started in Tangier and they didn’t come for those few weeks and that was really, really miserable so we decided en masse, as a group, that we are just going to make a go of it on the road. It’s a new experience but it seems, knock on wood, that’s it’s going to be a good one for everybody.

    Q: Are you enjoying being a father?

    MD: It’s great and just for peace of mind. It’s great that we are all together and having all these adventures together. I’ve been on my own for so long on the road, you know, before these kids came along, and there was always that feeling of ‘I really want to show this to somebody.’ It grates on you after a while. So to have them here with me and to know that they are out having adventures when I’m at work is wonderful.

  • There will be a new Playstation and Xbox360 game based on the Bourne series, but Matt is not involved (as he indicated in the USA Today interview response to Maureen last December) - details here:

    High Moon president Peter Della Penna said in a statement, “Our developers at High Moon have collaborated closely with Mr. Ludlum's estate, the guardians of his creative vision. Our goal is to create a videogame inspired by known elements within the Bourne universe, elements that have captivated more than a quarter of a billion people worldwide, yet deliver original story and game play to establish a signature Jason Bourne game experience."
  • 12 comments or Leave a comment
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 27th, 2007 06:54 am (UTC) (Link)
    Is that Billy Crystal? The damon family's dog? Cute
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 27th, 2007 07:18 am (UTC) (Link)
    I don't think so.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 27th, 2007 08:12 am (UTC) (Link)
    Are you pleased about the Fighter being delayed, Felicity? I'm very happy that he's got two such great projects demanding his attention. My personal preference is for the Greengrass project though. I feel sorry for him and his family being stalked by the paparazzi throughout their holiday. Paris Hilton's out of jail so I guess they'll go back to their day job. Marcia
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 27th, 2007 10:05 am (UTC) (Link)
    I will certainly be pleased if the Fighter doesn't come off. I have nasty premonitions of Mark Wahlberg trying to take all the limelight for that. Plus I think it would be nice for Matt not to worry about the weight issue.

    I really hope both Emerald City and Informant happen.

    And Felicity - you are making me very happy at the moment with the surfing photos!

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 27th, 2007 11:42 am (UTC) (Link)
    The Hawaii pics are great. Surprising that he's stayed in one spot for more than one week (and not for work purposes)!

    We knew the Fighter had been delayed - Wahlberg starts another project now, no action on cast and crew, Matt not listing it in his upcoming projects etc. I'm just surprised that it's still on his future projects list. There was a mention last week in a blog of Matt calling Aronofsky (when he was in Hawaii), so there was still contact between Matt and director, although I thought Aronofsky was off the boxing project.

    Happy to see that Informant's still on the agenda, but it seems to be the project that never quite comes off. Enerald City should be great, and I'm curious to know where they will film it - Morocco or Dubai are the usual stand-ins for anywhere near a desert.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 27th, 2007 01:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Great pics!

    Thanks for uploading those great pics. I vote yeah for Emerald City and Informant and nay for the Fighter.
    strider7901 From: strider7901 Date: June 27th, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I'm pretty sure I am not the only with this problem but can you put these large images under a cut? As wicked as the resolution as they are...but they screw up my friends page.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 28th, 2007 07:36 am (UTC) (Link)
    Is it an issue for others?
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 28th, 2007 08:50 am (UTC) (Link)
    Not a problem for me, but both my laptops (work and home) are pretty quick with broadband in both places. I actually quite like them fully visible - it cheers my day up. But would also be happy with a cut if a lot of people have this problem.

    Sky news had a little piece on Matt in their Entertainment News. Pretty much vastly out of date and the usual lazy journalism. Mentioned that he was glad he didn't have the profile of Brad Pitt and that he had recently spent 6 months in Prague and didn't get asked for one autograph. When was he in Prague - 4 years ago wasn't it!!!

    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 28th, 2007 01:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
    oh, of course! I like how good the shots are. No complaints there, but the images themselves are messing up my page. Anything I can do to fix it?
    strider7901 From: strider7901 Date: June 28th, 2007 01:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I don't know anyone else in this community but I know you are the only section in my list that has images, which expands the width 3 times than my normal requirement.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 28th, 2007 03:21 am (UTC) (Link)

    Access Hollywood

    A preview of TBU will be on Access Hollywood Friday, June 29. Or so they say.
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