This week sees the release of The Bourne Legacy, the latest installment of the Bourne franchise. Of course, this is also the one without Matt Damon in the title role, as Jeremy Renner takes over as operative Aaron Cross, who was trained in a similar program to Jason Bourne's Operation Treadstone. Like Bourne, however, Cross is soon on the run from his agency once the events of 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum forces the program to shut down. Cross then finds himself and scientist Dr. Marta Shearing (Rachel Weisz) hunted by Edward Norton's Agent Byer (see how Legacy relates to the original trilogy here). When Reelz sat down with Norton to discuss the movie, the actor compared Legacy's place in the franchise with that of a Russian doll.
more from norton in our exclusive interview >> Posted 08.08.12 by Ryan
It's sort of like the Russian dolls. You know, you start with the little one and there's the bigger one outside...and with my character and Rachel and Jeremy, you're sort of going to the next level of the Russian dolls and realizing that everything that's been going on in the first ones is sort of inside a nest of other things that are happening in parallel.
Are you ready to be Bourne again?
The Bourne Legacy, the first non-Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) movie based on the characters and situations created by Robert Ludlum, is due to hit theaters in less than two weeks. To help get you up to speed on
the new Bourne Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) and his mission to stay ahead of the kill squads sent after him and other Operation Outcome agents targeted for termination by Byer (Edward Norton), Universal has unleashed a huge selection of new promotional materials for the movie.
In addition to a new teaser poster that uses an image from the dramatic rooftop run scene we previewed last week and nearly a dozen new still images, four new preview clips have been released. Two of the clips demonstrate that Cross is every bit as badass as Bourne ever was, another shows that Operation Outcome scientist Dr. Stephanie Snyder (Rachel Weisz) can be colder and more detached than the man she has helped turn into a killer, and a fourth shows why Byer is not a man that you want to cross (no pun intended). check out the new images & videos >> Posted 07.23.12 by BrentJS
Johnny Depp is undoubtedly a huge movie star, but after the box office disappointment of Dark Shadows, Warner Bros. reportedly decided to slow down development on Depp's remake of The Thin Man. It probably didn't help that The Rum Diary was also a box office dud and that reports have surfaced that Depp's next movie The Lone Ranger is running over budget and requiring last minute rewrites. The Thin Man is one of a few projects Depp is developing with his Infinitum Nihil production company — another is an adaptation of 1970s ABC TV movie The Night Stalker and subsequent 1974-75 TV series Kolchak: The Night Stalker with director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) — but those projects will have to wait as Depp has agreed to work on Moonrise Kingdom director Wes Anderson's next movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Deadline reports that Depp has signed on to star in the movie, which will be Anderson's next directing project. The move is a smart one for Depp, as Anderson is coming off of the second-most financially successful movie of his career ($45 million worldwide so far in limited release). more about The Grand Budapest Hotel >> Posted 07.17.12 by Ryan
"You think that Jason Bourne was the whole story? There's a lot more going on here."
The first full-length trailer for The Bourne Legacy has finally been released online and it contains enough references to rogue Treadstone operative Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) that casual moviegoers will know that this movie is not a reboot of, but a continuation of, the previous Bourne movies. It also promises that there are plenty of surprises in store for even the die-hard fans of the series.
When Bourne said that he was no longer "Jason Bourne" at the end of The Bourne Ultimatum, he apparently meant it, because he's not on hand to save the day when genetically modified killers like himself start being targeted for termination in Legacy. Enter: Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), an agent of Operation Outcome, a black ops program that creates killing machines the way Treadstone did, but "without the inconsistency." Proving that he's more than just a programmable assassin, Cross rescues the beautiful scientist Stephanie Snyder (Rachel Weisz) during his globe-trotting quest to stay ahead of the ruthless Byer (Edward Norton) and his hit squads. watch the new trailer >> Posted 05.31.12 by BrentJS
After debuting at the Cannes Film Festival, Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom received glowing review after glowing review, saying Anderson was "at his very best" in this "very beautiful and funny movie about grief and sorrow." Moonrise Kingdom opens this weekend in the U.S. Those familiar with Anderson's previous work (Rushmore, The Royal Tennenbaums, The Life Aquatic to name a few) have a good sense of the kind of movie it is. Still, it's been hard to penetrate a marketplace dominated by sequels and big-budget tentpoles — more namely, The Avengers.
No wonder Focus Features had Bill Murray give a funny video tour of the production — guided, if you will, by spiced rum. Murray breezes through the cast — Frances McDormand, the "psycho" Edward Norton, the "tall and Scottish" Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and a "typecast" Bruce Willis — before taking a few digs at the movie's sets and Anderson's costume design and individual pant-length preferences. watch the video and check out the new posters >> Posted 05.22.12 by Ryan
One of this summer's highly anticipated movies includes a cast of misfit characters directed by a fan favorite director. No, we're not talking about Joss Whedon's The Avengers. Rather, Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom (though star Edward Norton did play an Avenger in 2008's The Incredible Hulk).
To help you get acquainted with this cast of misfits, the studio released character posters introducing Scout Master Ward (Norton), Captain Sharp (Bruce Willis), Walt Bishop (Bill Murray), Laura Bishop (Frances McDormand), Custodial Guardian (Tilda Swinton), Cousin Ben (Jason Schwartzman), and Commander Pierce (Harvey Keitel). Check out the interactive character posters >> Posted 04.30.12 by Chris
The first trailer has arrived for Moonrise Kingdom, the latest movie from director Wes Anderson (The Royal Tennenbaums, Rushmore).
Set in the 1960s, Moonrise Kingdom follows a pair of young boy and girl (newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward) who fall in love and decide to run away together and the hapless search to find them that involves the girl's parents (Bill Murray and Frances McDormand), the local sheriff (Bruce Willis) and a camp leader (Edward Norton), which allows Anderson the opportunity for yet another quirky uniform reminiscent of the the nautical uniforms in The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou and the red track suits from Royal Tennenbaums.
Told in Anderson's inimitable style, Moonrise Kingdom looks like a return to form after to live-action after the 2009 animated Fantastic Mr. Fox. watch the trailer >> Posted 01.13.12 by Ryan
Ever since Edward Norton was ousted and later replaced (with Mark Ruffalo) as Bruce Banner, aka the Hulk, in Marvel Studios' big super-team movie, The Avengers, the two-time Academy Award-nominated actor has shied away from big studio productions. However, it now appears as if Norton might be hitting the big screen in a summer event movie just a few months after The Avengers debuts. According to Variety, Norton is "in negotiations" in star opposite Jeremy Renner as the villain in Universal's The Bourne Legacy. more about The Bourne Legacy >> Posted 07.13.11 by BrentJS
Ever since Edward Norton was replaced as Bruce Banner, aka the Hulk in Marvel's upcoming The Avengers, there has been a variety of opinions on whether Norton should have been removed from the role, which ultimately went to Mark Ruffalo. Iron Man director Jon Favreau called the recasting a "tricky" decision considering that "breaking continuity is always a challenge and should be avoided whenever possible." In an interview with MTV, The Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier revealed that he didn't like the casting change. Leterrier prefers "continuity" >> Posted 11.05.10 by Ryan
Sometimes the cast, alone, is enough to put a movie on our to-see list. That's the case with Stone. Sure, the movie seems to have been sneaked late onto the fall schedule. And, yeah, it's not generating the warmest of reviews. But still. It's the re-teaming of Robert De Niro and Edward Norton. Take two of the best method actors at work today and throw in the leggy Milla Jovovich — what's not to watch? The Score, the duo's first pairing, may not have been the best heist movie ever, but it was certainly a fun ride. And one you can catch on FLiX and Showtime several times in the next month.
more about The Score >> Posted 10.07.10 by reelz