Universal Pictures has released the first two photos from George Nolfi’s The Adjustment Bureau. The movie is a sci-fi romance based on the Philip K Dick short story The Adjustment Team. The movie follows an affair between a politician and a ballerina, which is “affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart.”
The film stars Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie, John Slattery, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Michael Kelly and Terence Stamp. Take a look at the first two photos after the jump, and you too, can discover what Damon and Blunt are looking at. The movie hits theaters in late July, so we should expect to see a trailer sooner than later. Possibly attached to Universal/Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood? But that is just a guess…
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A fourth film in the Jason Bourne series is still in active development, despite recent speculation otherwise. Last week Matt Damon told Entertainment Weekly that they don’t yet “have a story and we don’t have a script.” Universal has apparently moved on and hired another screenwriter Josh Zetumer to write what is being described as “a parallel script.”
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Anthony Mackie has been a reliably solid supporting actor in the last couple of years; he’s wonderful in The Hurt Locker and was entertaining as Tupac Shakur in the often woeful Notorious. Now he’ll have a chance to continue that run in The Adjustment Bureau, the adaptation of a Philip K. Dick short story starring Matt Damon. Read More »
The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Emily Blunt will star alongside Matt Damon in the upcoming silver-screen realisation of the Philip K. Dick sci-fi short story called The Adjustment Team, here upgraded to The Adjustment Bureau. It will be the first film directed by George Nolfi, who is rather more practiced as a screenwriter. He’s written for several other Damon projects, such as The Bourne Ultimatum, the as un-titled fourth Jason Bourne film and Ocean’s Twelve, and he’s adapted Dick’s story into the screenplay for this one too. You’d guess he likes the way Damon gives a line reading.
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Last we heard, Universal was trying to get a fourth film in the Jason Bourne series on track for a Summer 2010 release. Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass were signed on to return, all they needed was a screenplay and a shooting schedule that fit. But the tentatively discussed Summer 2009 shoot doesn’t seem to be on the horizon.
Producer Frank Marshall updates us on the status via Twitter saying that Bourne Ultimatum/Ocean’s Twelve scribe George Nolfi “should have a draft by June” 2009 and that the film “is in the works for Summer 2011.” This of course would mean that the film would need to go into production by Summer 2010, October at very latest. “It really take long to get these scripts right! :),” admits Marshall. Marshall has previously stated that he would like to see Bourne go to South America in his next adventure, which will be the first movie not based on a Robert Ludlum novel.
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Phillip K. Dick‘s Adjustment Team is coming to the movies – at least providing some brave studio is willing to take a punt on a Matt Damon sci-fi romance movie. So, no question then. This will get snapped up, recession or no recession.
According to Variety, the proposed movie version has been retitled Adjustment Bureau, for all the Kafkaesque implications that provides, and comes as a package: Damon to star, George Nolfi to direct from his own screenplay. Nolfi previously scripted Ocean’s Twelve (which is my favorite of the three) and The Bourne Ultimatum (again, my favorite of the three) and is now inking the screenplay for Bourne 4.
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So what’s the latest on the fourth film in the Jason Bourne series? Last we heard, producer Frank Marshall was hoping to begin shooting next Summer for a 2010 release. Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon have already signed on, all they need now is a script. Today it was announced that Universal is serious about doing a fourth film, hiring George Nolfi to write the script. Not only was Nolfi a co-writer on Bourne Ultimatum, but he also wrote Ocean’s Twelve.
The next film in the series will not even be loosely based on one of the novels, but will instead be an entirely new adventure (with a possible South American destination). From what I understand, the sequels to the original Robert Ludlum novels left much to be desired. Lets hope that Nolfi can come up with something better.