WATCH: First trailer, poster for Matt Damon’s ‘Jason Bourne’

Universal Pictures has just revealed the first trailer and poster of the highly anticipated action-thriller “Jason Bourne” marking the return of Matt Damon to his most iconic role. The trailer may be viewed below.

Paul Greengrass, the director of “The Bourne Supremacy” and “The Bourne Ultimatum,” once again joins Damon for the next chapter of Universal Pictures’ Bourne franchise, which finds the CIA’s most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows.

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For “Jason Bourne,” Damon is joined by Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Tommy Lee Jones, while Julia Stiles reprises her role in the series. Frank Marshall again produces alongside Jeffrey Weiner for Captivate Entertainment, and Greengrass, Damon, Gregory Goodman and Ben Smith also produce. Based on characters created by Robert Ludlum, the film is written by Greengrass and Christopher Rouse.

Opening across the Philippines on July 27, 2016, “Jason Bourne” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

 

‘Lost in the Pacific’ is China’s first feature film in English

Brandon Routh stars in his latest action movie in “Lost In The Pacific,” China’s first ever feature film in English which also stars Zhang Yuqi, Russell Wong, Bernice Liu.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Vincent Zhou, “Lost In The Pacific” finds Routh playing vthe role of a mysterious chef aboard a luxury airline on its maiden journey. “Lost In The Pacific” is set in the near future 2020 when the inaugural flight of a grand commercial aircraft, filled with elite passengers, is forced to make an emergency landing on a strange island after encountering a terrible storm while traversing the Pacific Ocean. Routh plays a high profile yet mysterious chef with military background who soon realizes that some people on the island might be “hijacking the plane”.

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“With complex character relationships, dark, mysterious creatures all in groundbreaking 3D with top-of-the-line visual effects and a celebrated team both in front of and behind the camera, the film has all the makings of a worldwide box office hit,” said of the movie’s executive producer Ying Ye.

The movie also brings together a winning production team composed of VFX supervisor is Bruce Jones, who also did “The Italian Job” and “Star Trek”, with Ian Bailie (“Atonement,” “Pride and Prejudice”) and Scott Winig as director of photography. The team had collaborated with Hollywood VFX outfit Venture 3D, which has worked “Titanic 3D” and “The Chronicles of Narnia.”

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Since this is China’s first movie filmed using the English language, one of the cast members, China-based actor Dai Xiang Yu, who has appeared in the popular 16-episode Web series “White Campus Belle” and “Long Legs 2” in China, had faced challenges adapting to the language. Dai, who plays the assistant pilot of the giant luxurious plane in the movie, had to seek help from an English teacher in understanding the script.

“I hired an English teacher to help me and even memorised the script in the 15 days leading up to the shoot. I could probably have recited the script backwards! But it didn’t help much. They would sometimes change the script on the spot. My lines also contained a lot of technical terms because I play an assistant pilot. Once, I was saying my lines when a US assistant director told me: ‘I don’t understand what you are saying!'” said Dai, adding that things were so tough, he became reluctant to go to the set each day. “I was under pressure every day so I walked really slowly to the set,” shared Dai in recent interviews.

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Director Zhou promised an adventure of “monumental proportions to audiences all over the world that will keep them on the edge of their seats until the very end, and even after they leave the theater.”

“Lost in the Pacific” opens February 17 in cinemas from Pioneer Films.

Ryan Reynolds plays antihero ‘Deadpool’

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, “Deadpool” tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment leaves him with accelerated healing powers and adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Along with Deadpool fighting in the buff, the film’s torrid scenes between Wade and Vanessa, and Deadpool’s non-stop and off-color verbal stylings, all contribute to the film’s R-rating. “I think the R-rating allows us to have a level of reality that wouldn’t be possible with a PG-13,” says Miller. “I also think it’s an important step in the expansion of the genre. There’s a type of film that can only be made with this rating, and that really expands the boundaries of the stories comic book movies can tell.”

“Deadpool” star and producer Ryan Reynolds has no bigger fan than Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, who has a fun cameo in the film and also serves as an executive producer. “There’s never been a character like Deadpool, and Ryan Reynolds plays him as though he was born to play the role,” says Lee. “Just like Robert Downey, Jr. was born to be Iron Man, you just can’t picture anybody else besides Ryan as Deadpool.”

DEADPOOL Angel Dust (Gina Carano) roughs up barkeep Weasel (T.J. Miller), in DEADPOOL. Photo Credit: Joe Lederer TM & © 2015 Marvel & Subs.  TM and © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  All rights reserved.  Not for sale or duplication.
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Angel Dust (Gina Carano) roughs up barkeep Weasel (T.J. Miller), in DEADPOOL.
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Reynolds embraced the character’s myriad (and often twisted) facets. “In the comic book world, Deadpool is a man of our time with the ability to spout just the right thing, in terms of a pop culture reference, at the worst possible moment,” he quips. “That’s what makes him interesting to me and also makes him sort of limitless.”

The character’s accessibility is defined partly by his twisted sense of humor. “It really draws you in,” Reynolds notes. “Deadpool has this bright, optimistic outlook on life, even though his life is pretty shitty. I mean, he’s become horribly disfigured from the experiments that gave him his powers. And, he can’t find love and he’s more than a little insane.”

Reynolds’ director is also infused with Deadpoolian traits. “Tim has a bit of Wade Wilson’s acerbic attitude in him,” says Reynolds. “He sort of speaks, moves and talks like him, too. I think that helped Tim access the character. He really understands how to balance the over-the-top action and humor with pathos, because in some ways, Wade Wilson is a tragic character.”

51703768 Actor Ryan Reynolds suits up to film and action scene on a viaduct for "Deadpool" on April 7, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. The new Marvel movie tells the story of a former Special Forces operative turned mercenary who is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers. FameFlynet, Inc - Beverly Hills, CA, USA - +1 (818) 307-4813
51703768 Actor Ryan Reynolds suits up to film and action scene on a viaduct for “Deadpool” on April 7, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. The new Marvel movie tells the story of a former Special Forces operative turned mercenary who is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers. FameFlynet, Inc – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – +1 (818) 307-4813

Bringing the exploits of an unconventional superhero to life sometimes created an equally unexpected vibe on set. Notes Stan Lee: “When you see Tim Miller and Ryan Reynolds working together, they are both so in sync; they see the movie the same way. It’s though they’re playing a game and each one of them is doing his job so magnificently. When I did my scene in “Deadpool,” I didn’t even know I was working. When it was over, I said, ‘When do we start?’ and Tim said, ‘You’re finished.’ That’s how effortless he makes it seem.”

The filmmakers remain convinced the time is right for this unique movie event. “When comic book movies first appeared, they had to be ‘tentpole’ movies, which had to appeal to the broadest possible audience,” Miller says. “Deadpool was always meant to be an edgy film, and the time is right for it. The genre of superhero and comic book films is wider and it feels like it’s time to do a film like this, that sort of pushes the boundaries a little further.”

Rated R-16 by the local censors board, “Deadpool” will open in IMAX and 2D cinemas on February 10 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.