May 12th, 2007

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Back in Paris, producer issues, The Rainmaker

  • Video footage of Matt on the set of Bourne Ultimatum in Paris on Thursday is at

  • Here's the lead item in the UK-based Holy Moly gossip mailout this week. The movie's still filming so a final cut is certainly not available yet.

    The Bourne Stupidity

    It's a question often asked: "What exactly to film producers do?" Well, in the case of the third instalment of the Matt Damon-starring Bourne trilogy, 'The Bourne Ultimatum', what you do is sit in Hawaii on your fat, sweaty, overpaid arse, failing to visit the set in Pinewood and demanding that a DVD of the daily rushes (i.e. what's been shot that day) are FedExed to your Bond villain-esque lair, each and every day.

    And to think you wondered why the blockbuster budgets were so astronomical.

    Anyway, if this trollish arrogance and laziness weren't enough, our man's inability to get on a fucking plane has backfired on him. At the end of the shoot a final rough cut of the entire film was created, burned onto disc and, dear, oh dear, oh dear, left on a trolley and *yoink!* spirited away.

    So there you have it. One $160m dollar movie, soon to be appearing in a pub or car boot sale near you.

  • Youth without youth will premiere at the Rome Film Festival in October and be released in early December - details here.

  • A special collector's edition of The Rainmaker will be released on 24 July 2007. Features on the disc are expected to be the following, as reported at this site:

    - audio commentary with Coppola and Danny Devito
    - deleted scenes
    - "Watch the Rainmaker with Francis Ford Coppola" featurette
    - Francis Ford Coppola Directs John Grisham's The Rainmaker" featurette
    - screen test footage
    - trailers