Universal seems to be following Warner's Man from U.N.C.L.E. strategy, making a film out of whatever full-series DVD set they can find still-wrapped at a flea market. The studio is reportedly moving forward on an adaptation of It Takes a Thief, the action-adventure series that ran on ABC for three seasons at the end of the '60s. The show starred Robin Wagner as a master thief let out of prison under the deal that he'll use his skills for the good of America's Secret Intelligence Agency; the adaptation will apparently change that slightly, Variety saying, "the film follows a young CIA analyst who recruits a brilliant thief, who has managed to evade the CIA, to work for him." Should the CIA analyst's by-the-books personality end up clashing with the wise-cracking brashness of this cocky thief, then that's just an angle that will have to be explored in most every scene.
Now that he's shown he can make unconvincingly rotted, willowy CGI flesh lurch around for vengeance, Mama director Andres Muschietti may be headed to the Mummy franchise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the director is "circling a deal" to take over Universal's planned reb... / Continue →
Now that he's seen Jeremy Renner playing with his the old action hand-me-downs he outgrew, Matt Damon has, like Tom Cruise before him, realized he might like them back now. Twitch reports Damon has entered talks with Universal to rejoin the franchise that's since been re-tailor... / Continue →
So, despite a 50% drop in U.S. sales from Bourne Ultimatum to Not Quite Bourne, Universal using their option to get Renner in another one of these things. Deadline reports Sherlock Holmes and Invictus writer Anthony Peckham has been hired on to write the new Bourne sequel, brin... / Continue →