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Green Zone, Adjustment Bureau
  • Universal has announced that Green Zone will be released on 12 March 2010.

    Uni gained another big first-quarter release by newly slotting for March 12 a CIA thriller tentatively titled "Green Zone," which reteams "Bourne Ultimatum" director Paul Greengrass and topliner Matt Damon.

  • A separate article states that Bourne 4 may go into production next year.

    Against the backdrop of these one-off disappointments, the studio now is reaching for its go-to sequels. The studio this year kick-started "Little Fockers," the third movie in its "Meet the Parents" line, into high gear, putting most of the talent elements in place as it aims to go into production this year. And a fourth "Bourne" movie, starring Matt Damon, is eyeing a start sometime next year. Both movies are some of the most reliable in the studio's stable, but with big stars and large budgets, they also become expensive propositions.

  • Matt and Marisa Tomei will attend the Television Critics Association event in LA on Wednesday.

    History will also unveil "The People Speak," an Matt Damon-spearheaded adaptation of the Howard Zinn book "A People's History of the United States," in the fourth quarter of this year.

  • A script review of The Adjustment Bureau is at Scriptshadow, but it is likely to be an early draft.

  • Rounders 2 rumors continue.

    According to one half of the David Levien and Brian Koppleman writing team, who penned both Rounders and the casino caper flick Oceans 13, that "eureka" moment may not be far off.

    "We've been concentrating on Rounders 2 lately; Ideas are percolating," Levien told PokerListings. "It's great to know that all of the original players want to come back and do another one."
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 29th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Green Zone, Adjustment Bureau

    What the ... they're burying Green Zone in March?? Hmmmmm ... that doesn't sound good, especially with their (imo) lackluster slate of movies. Or, maybe they're just so scared of the subject matter that they don't know what to do with it? Geeze.

    Interesting story line with Adjustment Bureau. The scifi elements of this movie will lean very heavily on atmosphere and director chops, it seems to me. Kind of scary for a first time director. But it does look to be a real traditional leading man type role for Matt - unusual for him. Will look forward to seeing him all glammed up and letting his charm through for a change!

    Thanks for all the great info,
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 30th, 2009 11:00 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Green Zone, Adjustment Bureau

    Here's more thoughts on Green Zone and why it has been delayed at Hollywood Elsewhere:

    Matt said that Paul was still editing it on Wednesday. I don't think it was likely to do well commercially over the fall season, and it will do better in the summer. March is definitely a dead zone traditionally for movies (though apparently quite a few good ones scheduled for next March including Alice in Wonderland). It still could be delayed - Informant was scheduled to open in March 2009.

    Waiting to hear if Informant is in competition or out of competition at Venice... And it's out of competition. Don't get it - it's entered in film festivals to get recognition and an early awards push (presumably), but it's not up for any awards?? Or was it just not good enough for the competitive section?

    Edited at 2009-07-30 12:17 pm (UTC)
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