Quick Cuts: Bourne, Transporter and Terminator sequel updates (updated)

Sony buys distribution rights to the McG-helmed Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins (a.k.a. Terminator 4 to people who think the official title is a mouthful) and schedules its release for May 9, 2009, reports Variety.

Variety confirms that Transporter 3 is (still) moving ahead with Olivier Megaton at the helm, since the series’ original director (Louis Leterrier) is busy on The Incredible Hulk. Megaton was the second-unit director for Hitman, for which he shot the subway fight — one of that crap film’s few bright spots. This news isn’t really new information, but it’s confirmed now; I think the addition of Robert Knepper (Prison Break) to the cast was the main reason for today’s reminder. Statham also has Crank 2 in development, somehow, and stars in The Bank Job, opening March 7th.

UPDATE: I knew I was forgetting to mention something earlier. It looks like Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass have gotten past their initial hesitation to do The Bourne Continuation (kidding: not the real title); Variety reports they’ve been "landed" by the producer for a fourth. (An E! Online article covers the whole "will they or won’t they?" saga of Bourne 4 to date.)

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Posted on February 26, 2008 at 10:29 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by Theron
    on 2008-02-26 at 11:13

    I hate titles like the Terminator 4 monstrosity. In the academic world, every title of every article in every journal is like that. “Catchy phrase packed with buzzwords: Actual descriptive title.” It gets old.

    With movies it usually seems like people couldn’t agree which of two titles to use, so they try to use both. Whatever the reasoning is, it’s annoying and cumbersome.

    And it always makes me think of “Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever”. This is the very definition of not a good idea.

  2. Written by MC
    on 2008-02-26 at 15:30

    I think Damon and Greengrass were playing coy so they could gauge the audience response to the third Bourne movie.

    I mean, if the new material is there, I think Damon would be foolish not to pursue it.

  3. Written by Gordon McAlpin
    on 2008-02-26 at 15:37

    I’m just hoping they move on from the “former agent hunted by his own creators!” plot line that was wrapped up perfectly well in #3… but then I’m not sure what exactly would make it a “Bourne” movie if it’s not about that.

  4. Written by MC
    on 2008-02-26 at 22:31

    A mercenary for hopeless causes?

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