Jason Bourne is going back to his roots for the next installment of Universal’s Bourne series.Â After the last two movies used the titles and little else from the original Robert Ludlum novels, producer Frank Marshall told Coming Soon the fourth Bourne movie will use a plot by Ludlum as its inspiration.
“We now have access to all the Ludlum story ideas. We’re going to make the fourth movie from them” says Marshall who confirms that both he and scribe George Nolfi are the only ones signed onto the project for the moment.
According to Marshall it will be the non-Bourne thriller “The Parsifal Mosiac” that will likely serve as the main thrust of a fourth film’s story.
In ‘Mosaic’, an American spy falls in love with another spy who is revealed to be a double agent just before her death. When he retires from the business, he learns she may still be alive and sets out to learn the truth.
Will Smith is pondering ideas for follow-ups to his last two sci-fi projects, “I Am Legend” and “Hancock” according to SciFi Wire.
“”We are currently building out an entire world,” he said. “I think people are going to be very surprised at the new world of ‘Hancock’.”
As for “Legend,” Smith says the next installment would be a prequel and look at the last city to fall to the plague, New York City. The prequel film would feature an ensemble of characters dealing with the viral outbreak consuming the world. “The feeling of it that we’ve been talking about would be essentially Saving Private Ryan,” Smith said.
Last week, actor Keanu Reeves and director Scott Derrickson debuted thirty-minutes of footage from this weekend’s remake of “The Day the Earth Stood Still” to scientists at Cal Tech.Â
Reeves told the audience he “loves” the original version, but finds a lot of it to be “dated.”Â
“I think the toughest thing for us was going to be updating Gort,” Reeves said about the original’s iconic robot. “We had to have Gort, and he had to look realistic and had to look like the original one. But we did it, and did it well. Gort is awesome.”
You can hear more about the updated “Day” on this week’s Slice of SciFi.
Â To celebrate the 50th anniversary of “The Twilight Zone,” publishing company Walker & Co. is getting together with the estate of Rod Serling and the Savannah College of Art & Design to produce a series of eight graphic novels based on scripts from the original series.
The first two episodes they’re doing are “Walking Distance” and “The After Hours.”
SciFi Channel President David Howe told the Los Angeles Times that the network is developing a new video-game project for the network. Described by Howe as a “Holy Grail” for the network, the game will have television writers work with a video game developer that will result in a massive multiplayer online role-playing game on the Internet, where game play there would affect the storyline of a series on SciFi Channel.
Howe said that the channel currently has several series in development but wouldn’t offer any more clues on what they are or which one might tie into the proposed video-game.