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Uni Boss Talks 'Bourne 5' and 'SWATH 2', Rogen and Wiig are 'Arrested' and Everything Wrong with 'Inception'

And Ratner's 'Hercules' gets its Tydeus

Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman1.) Universal chairman Adam Fogelson sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to talk about what the company had on deck. Plans still include a Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation, though they aren't going to force it into production, but rather plan appropriately because he doesn't "believe the second or third film would have benefited from that strategy." Snow White and the Huntsman 2 is still in the works and it will focus on both Kristen Stewart's Snow and Chris Hemsworth's Huntsman, though director Rupert Sanders is not expected to return.

Bourne 5He then mentioned a possible Bourne 5 and said:

"The point of the last movie was to create a universe, a world and characters that give us a lot of freedom and flexibility in how we go forward. Yeah, [The Bourne Legacy] didn't perform the way [The Bourne Ultimatum] did. It also didn't cost what [The Bourne Ultimatum] did. It performed more along the lines of how the first one did. I absolutely see us doing more Bourne, 100 percent yes. Matt [Damon] has talked about the possibility of coming back, and we totally respect that and are excited if and when he wants to have conversations. But I think the last movie gave us a big bunch of options to pursue a next chapter."

In addition to all that, an adaptation of Wicked will be happening "sooner rather than later" and an Identity Thief sequel is already being discussed.

2.) Remember that steampunk, animated movie 9 that didn't end up doing all that well despite some impressive visuals? Well, 9 writer/director Shane Acker is finally gearing up for another movie. The film is Beasts of Burden, based on Evan Dorkin's comic series, which takes place in a town whose local dogs keep watch and protect citizens from supernatural dangers. [Variety]

rogen-wiig3.) Netflix is looking stronger after "House of Cards" and now the return of "Arrested Development" is on the way and Kristen Wiig and Seth Rogen have joined the cast. Rogen's role has not yet been revealed, but Wiig will play a younger Lucille Bluth, to Jessica Walter's present day version. All 13 new episodes of the show will arrive in May in one big lump, just as did "House of Cards". [US Weekly / Vulture]

4.) Aksel Hennie (Headhunters) has joined the cast of Brett Ratner's Hercules and will play Tydeus opposite Dwayne Johnson who plays the title character in the adaptation of the Radical Studios graphic novel "Hercules: The Thracian Wars". The film shoots later this year for an August 8, 2014 release. [THR]

5.) Finally, a group calling themselves CinemaSins has been busy lately pointing out all the things wrong with all your favorite movies, the latest target is Christopher Nolan's Inception. I love the film and already know enough plot holes so I'm not watching, but if you're interested... have at it. [via Slashfilm]

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  • Trent

    So, rather than focus on getting a director for Jurassic Park IV, they're pushing a sequel for that awful Identity Thief? Priorities, Universal, priorities!

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

      IdentityThief was a great movie and Jurassic Park was was awful so I'd rather have Universal focus on a sequel to Identity Thief than Jurassic Park IV.

      • sTEVE

        When you say "Jurassic Park was awful" I assume you mean Jurassic Park 3 and not the original?

        Cause if you meant the original... please excuse me while my head explodes.

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

          I meant all three of them. They were all so bad I couldn't sit though the entire thing of any of them,

  • http://www.digitalkebab.com Shaun Heenan

    They have one thing on their side: it would be very difficult to make a sequel that was worse than The Bourne Legacy. Bourne 5 will look great by comparison no matter how bad it is.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/maja/ maja

    I'm quite surprised by this by from boxofficemojo:

    Bourne Identity had a budget of $60m
    The Bourne Ultimatum had a budget of $110m
    Bourne Legacy had a budget of $125m

    I'm not quite sure why the chairman of Universal would lie (i assume he knows the budgets of his own company) when the budgets are so widely available. I understand these are budgets and there was inflation in the five years between Ultimatum and Legacy but overall it appears that Legacy DID cost what Ultimatum did.

    • http://www.twitter.com/GregDinskisk GregDinskisk

      Maybe in advertising it didn't cost as much...

      • http://Youtube.com/sandovaldrew Drew sandoval

        We could be reading his quote wrong, placing emphisis in the wrong places. "It didn't perform as well and it cost more, therefore it only made as much money as the first Bourne (which made money during its theatrical release but was not the monster hit the next two films were.)"

  • Chris138

    I'm getting tired of all these videos about "everything wrong with (insert movie title here)". If anything it just shows that the people who make these videos need to find new hobbies in their lives.

    • https://twitter.com/TooMuchHamza Hamza Zain

      The one problem I have with these, is that there are a decent amount of problems with any movie. Even ones we consider masterpieces.

      • Chris138

        Yeah, that too. Look close enough at any movie and you'll find some flaws. Unfortunately our society has become very nitpicky with everything.

  • AJ

    Eh, to me everything wrong with "Inception" comes from it being a thriller with a plot that relies entirely on made up and mostly arbitrary rules. It was like watching little kids play a game that they made up as they went along. "I can totally step on the lava now because I'm holding the whiffle ball!"

  • Jake17

    That's really awesome news for Arrested Development!