Bourne Legacy, Larry Crowne, 47 Ronin, The Dark Tower and More Get Release Dates
10.30.10 by Ryan
Universal Pictures has announced their release schedule through 2013, which was highlighted by a few high-profile projects. First on the list is Larry Crowne, the comedy that Tom Hanks is directing and starring in with Julia Roberts and a strong supporting cast. Larry Crowne opens on July 1, 2011, opposite Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
Part of actor Ryan Reynolds' attempt to appear in every movie available is Safe House, which follows Reynolds as a CIA agent who must transport a criminal (Denzel Washington) to safety after surviving an attack on a safe house. Universal will open the thriller on February 10, 2012. Daniel Espinosa (Snabba Cash) is directing from a script by David Guggenheim.
Bourne Legacy is the fourth entry in Universal's highly successful franchise, and will be written and directed by Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton) but features the controversial absence of actor Matt Damon and his character of Jason Bourne. The sequel will reportedly follow a new protagonist that has similar training to Bourne, and is set to open on August 3, 2012.
November of 2012 will see two of Universal's upcoming slate open in theaters. First up on November 9, 2012, is Ouija, the adaptation of the Hasbro board game that is used to communicate with the spirit world. Tron: Legacy screenwriters Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz adapted the screenplay, which is getting close to landing a director. Deadline reports that a trio of directors could land the job: Taken's Pierre Morel, The Losers' Sylvain White, and Priest's Scott Stewart.
Opening on November 21, 2012, is 47 Ronin, the Carl Eric Rinsch-directed action movie which sees Keanu Reeves as an 18th century Japanese swordsman who joins with a band of other samurai to avenge their masters' death. Chris Morgan (Wanted) wrote the screenplay.
Arriving in 2013 will be The Dark Tower, director Ron Howard's adaptation of Stephen King's ongoing series. The movie will reportedly set up a TV series that will continue the Dark Tower saga, which, so far, has been serialized in a short story and seven novels. Akiva Goldsman is adapting the screenplay.
For more of Universal's upcoming slate, head here.