Today I will be starting a new added feature to my present movie reviews. I will be talking about information and rumors that are floating around the movie industry.
First piece of info is that Universal Pictures has struck a deal with the estate of â€œThe Bourne Identityâ€ author Robert Ludlum which will give them exclusive rights to the Jason Bourne character, says Variety. The deal makes way for even more movies about the Bourne character. Matt Damon has already signed to be in the forth installment, after the first three movies grossed over 1 billion dollars worldwide. It will be directed by Paul Greengrass, and written by George Nolfi. To be released in the summer of 2010.
Next, Mila Kunis of â€œThat 70â€™s Showâ€ and recent movies such as Max Payne & Forgetting Sarah Marshall has joined the cast of â€œThe Book of Eliâ€. The movie will star Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman. Itâ€™s the story of a lone hero named Eli (Washington) who fights his way across the wasteland of a near future America to protect a sacred book that holds the key to saving humanity. Kunis will play a woman named Solara, who is enlisted to betray Eli.
Timothy Olyphant of the once HBO series â€œDeadwoodâ€ and most recently from â€œThe Hitman â€œmovie, will star in a remake of the classic horror movie â€œThe Craziesâ€ by George A. Romero. The movie revolves around a small Kansas town that is suddenly plagued by death and insanity after a plane crashes releasing a secret biological weapon into the water supply. It will be directed by Breck Eisner.
Will Smith never stops working. He has his new movie â€œSeven Poundsâ€ which will hit theaters soon and he has a lot on his plate in the future. He has resigned to play the character Robert Neville in a prequel to the movie â€œI Am Legendâ€, which will focus on all the details that happened from the point of the breakout to the time when he is the last man in New York. I think this will be a very good action packed prequel, and it will answer all the questions as to what exactly happened to cause such a disaster. Smith will also team up with acclaimed director Steven Spielberg in a remake of â€œOLDBOYâ€ a movie from Chan â€“wook Parkâ€™s 2003 film. OLDBOY has a huge fan base that thinks that the original is a classic and shouldnâ€™t be done over. Well Will Smith has put theyâ€™re fears to rest in a recent quote while promoting Seven Pounds. â€œWeâ€™re looking at that right now. Not the film though, itâ€™s original source material. Thereâ€™s the original comic of â€œOldboyâ€ that they made the first film from. And thatâ€™s what weâ€™re working from, not an adaptation of the filmâ€¦ â€œsaid Smith. So apparently Steven Spielberg has acquired the rightâ€™s to the original source material of the graphic novel â€œOldboyâ€and not the actual original film.
Last bit of info, the first poster of the highly anticipated 3rd installment of the â€œUnderworldâ€ franchise titled â€œUnderworld 3: The Rise Of The Lycansâ€ scheduled for a 2009 release is here. Check it out!