Thursday, March 05, 2009

Universal Sets Up The Adjustment Bureau

While Universal Pictures waits for the next installment in the "Bourne" franchise, the studio has stepped up to secure Matt Damon's next film.

Universal is finalizing a deal with Media Rights Capital for "The Adjustment Bureau," a contemporary love story with sci-fi overtones that was written and will be directed by George Nolfi. The material is loosely based on a Philip K. Dick story.

Nolfi will produce with Chris Moore, Michael Hackett and Bill Carraro. Production begins in September.

Nolfi, who scripted "The Bourne Ultimatum," is also penning the next Jason Bourne vehicle for Damon and director Paul Greengrass.

In "The Adjustment Bureau," Damon will play a charismatic congressman who seems destined for national political stardom. He meets a beautiful ballet dancer, only to find strange circumstances keeping their sparks from catching fire.

Damon will star in the pic after he completes playing a South African rugby team captain in "The Human Factor," the Warner Bros. drama that Clint Eastwood is directing and stars Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela.

I heard about this film last week from some sources and I'm glad a studio finally picked it up. I like the premise and I simply love the fact that its somewhat based on a Philip K. Dick story. Its going to be interesting to see what Matt Damon can do with this film. Pretty crazy that we have both this and the next installment in the Jason Bourne series coming out on the same year, and both by Universal Pictures. Cant wait to hear more about this film.

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