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'Lost' Star Daniel Dae Kim Was Going To Be Comic Relief In 'The Adjustment Bureau'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 21, 2011 3:40 AM
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And 4 More Things We Learned From Director George NolfiOne of the sleeper surprises of the spring was George Nolfi's "The Adjustment Bureau." A unique concoction of sci-fi and romance, and based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, the film stars Matt Damon and Emily Blunt as a politician and a ballerina who are caught up in a game of cat-and-mouse when they discover that the world they know is not quite what it seems and is controlled by a mysterious group who pull the strings behind the scenes. Determined to fight for their love rather than be pulled apart by the forces that control their destinies, the two go on the run to try and right a universe that has them programmed to never spend another moment together. A tough sell right? Well, as usual, Hollywood underestimated that adults are also looking for entertainment and the film pulled in over $120 million worldwide, earning solid reviews and good word-of-mouth along the way.

'Adjustment Bureau' Is Not 'The Matrix' Says Emily Blunt; Matt Damon Calls It Un-Philip K. Dick-Like

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 4, 2011 10:31 AM
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Damon Says He Was Happy To Not Train, Sit In Corner & "Eat Donuts"; Plus Other RevelationsGeorge Nolfi's "The Adjustment Bureau" hits today, a very loose adaptation of a Philip K. Dick short story. In the film, Matt Damon plays a politician who learns that there are forces conspiring to keep him on a political path distinctly severing his relationship with a beautiful dancer played by Emily Blunt; forces that aren't to be reckoned with and can erase his life entirely if he doesn't play ball.

Review: 'The Adjustment Bureau' Is A Heady Sci-fi Romance

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 3, 2011 3:19 AM
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An air of mystery has permeated writer-director George Nolfi's "The Adjustment Bureau," the new science fiction political thriller love story starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt (and based on a typically paranoid 1954 short story by visionary crackpot Philip K. Dick). This is partially due to the elliptical nature of the movie's marketing, which seemed to emphasize the retro-cool costumes more than the story itself, and because, since its completion in 2009, it has both scheduled and missed a handful of release dates.

Exclusive: George Nolfi Talks 'Adjustment Bureau,' 'Bourne 4' & Doing Sci-Fi On A Small Budget

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 1, 2011 4:54 AM
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Writer/Director On Working With Matt Damon, The Aborted 'Bourne 4' Script He Wrote & MoreWriter-director George Nolfi has seen quite a bit of the Hollywood machine up close. He's been responsible for scripts for films like "Timeline" and "The Sentinel." His spec script "Honor Amongst Thieves" was made near-unrecognizable as it was rewritten into "Ocean's Twelve." And recently, he showed up as an on-set writer for the tumultuous "The Bourne Ultimatum" shoot, working on crafting a storyline for a megabudgeted action film that didn't yet have one.

George Nolfi Addresses The Abandoned Fourth 'Bourne' Film With Matt Damon He Wrote

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 26, 2011 8:05 AM
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With "The Adjustment Bureau" hitting theaters next week, we sat down to talk to first-time director (and writer) George Nolfi just very recently. Nolfi, who wrote "The Sentinel" and the rather gonzo, "Ocean's Twelve," endeared himself to Universal executives by working on the script for the "Bourne Ultimatum" movie, but was also contracted to write a fourth film featuring Matt Damon's return as Jason Bourne, only for director Paul Greengrass to bail on the project entirely and the studio to eventually opt for "The Bourne Legacy" as the next adventure in that cinematic universe.

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