There is hope for Jason Bourne yet…
Matt Damon, Paul Greengrass to return to Bourne franchise?
Although reps have yet to confirm, deny or even comment, sources seem to suggest that original leading man Matt Damon and handheld maverick Paul Greengrass may make a return to the Bourne franchise. In the past, Greengrass has repeatedly made it clear that he has no interest in coming back to the spy series, while Damon – ever the optimist – said he would be up for it, but only if Greengrass was involved.
If the reports are true, then the fate of the already in-development sequel to spin-off The Bourne Legacy – starring Jeremy Renner as a new and ‘improved’ agent – will be unknown. It is currently slated for release on July 16, 2016, to be directed by Fast And Furious‘s Justin Lin. Considering how lacklustre Legacy ended up, handing the reins back to the men that made the series great just might save this fledgling franchise.
Full story: Deadline
I Know What You Did Last Summer remake in the works
With all the ’70s and ’80s horror classics redone (and ruined) and out of the way, Sony have now turned to 90’s teen slasher flick I Know What You Did Last Summer to keep the reboot machine a-turnin’. Mike Flanagan, whose debut feature Oculus propelled him into the horror big leagues earlier this year, is writing and directing, alongside co-scripter Jeff Howard, once more adapting the 1973 novel by Lois Duncan. The original was a minor treat, but could Summer look a little stale next to our meta-heavy contemporaries? And please, for the love of Carpenter, no found-footage.
Full story: Deadline
Seven actresses up for the female lead in True Detective S2
Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and Vince Vaughn all seem to be likely contenders for male lead in the upcoming second season of acclaimed TV drama True Detective, but on the female side of things, seven actresses have been invited back to audition for the co-starring role. Rosario Dawson, Jessica Biel, Brit Marling, Jaimie Alexander, Oona Chaplin, Malin Akerman and Kelly Reilly join previous contenders Elisabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams in the final race. My personal choice? Brit Marling – she deserves all the time in the spotlight.
Full story: The Wrap
Tom Hiddleston to star in King Kong prequel Skull Island
Its reveal was one of the highlights of this summer’s Comic Con, and fan hype is only set to get louder for King Kong origin story Skull Island with the casting of everyone’s favourite Twitter Brit, Tom Hiddleston. A press release from Legendary Pictures announced the involvement of both Hiddleston and director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings Of Summer, the upcoming Metal Gear Solid adaptation). Great choices, both, and considering Legendary’s got its hands on the Godzilla brand as well, maybe a Vs. title match is on the cards…
Full story: /Film
First look at Sharlto Copley in Sony’s Powers
Ahead of the premiere of Sony Playstation Network’s debut original series Powers this December, the first shot of co-stars Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward has been released. Based on the long-running series of graphic novels, Powers follows detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, solving cases in a world inhabited by both superheroes and regular folk alike. Hannibal‘s David Slade will direct the first two of a 10-episode opening season, which also stars Michelle Forbes as celebrity immortal Retro Girl. The potential is there for a surprising and unique entry in the tired superhero subgenre, that could match upcoming network series like Gotham and hopefully prove gaming consoles as a viable platform for televisual programming.
Full story: USA Today