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Hollywood Flashback: 20 Years Ago, ‘The Bourne Identity’ Minted Matt Damon and Doug Liman as Action Pros

Doug Liman was so committed to getting an adaptation of Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Identity made for the big screen, he crashed a wedding and later piloted a prop plane to make it happen. “I spent years hitting brick walls,” says Liman, who broke out directing indie stunner Swingers in 1996 but had yet to make a major studio play. “I even crashed a wedding to accost Warner Bros. president Terry Semel because Warners had the rights at the time,” Liman tells THR. “It got to the point that if I mentioned Bourne Identity to my agent, he would groan and...
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Doug Liman Set to Direct 'Rise and Kill First' Limited Series Adaptation

Few filmmakers have had more wide-ranging careers than Doug Liman. The director best known for helming The Bourne Identity, Swingers, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith has jumped between movies both big (Jumper, Edge of Tomorrow) and small (Go, The Wall) at a frequent clip, and his misses can be as notable as his hits. Following the critical success of American Made, Liman had a bit of a down year last year with Locked Down and Chaos Walking, but it looks as though the filmmaker isn't hurting for work. He has been attached to call the shots on an extraordinarily ambitious outer space-shot Space X project for a couple of years now, and before that movie launches into the stratosphere, Liman will helm Rise and Kill First, a limited series based on a chapter in Ronen Bergman's acclaimed non-fiction book of the same name.
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‘The Bourne Identity’s’ Doug Liman to Adapt ‘Rise and Kill First’ for Story Syndicate, Abot Hameiri (EXCLUSIVE)

Click here to read the full article. “The Bourne Identity” helmer Doug Liman is attached to direct the adaptation of a chapter from acclaimed nonfiction book “Rise And Kill First.”  It details how Israel’s Mossad reached out in desperation to former Nazi Waffen SS lieutenant colonel Otto Skorzeny, a favourite of Hitler’s -branded by British intelligence services as “the most dangerous man in Europe,” to thwart an existential threat to Israel’s existence. The stranger-than-fiction true story is set up at New York’s Story Syndicate (“I’ll Be Gone In the Dark,” “Britney vs Spears,” “Becoming Cousteau”), headed by Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning...

‘Rise & Kill First’: Doug Liman Returns To Spy Genre With Mossad Limited Series

Director Doug Liman is busy putting together a bunch of films. There’s the thriller “Everest,” a new version of “Road House” starring Jake Gyllenhaal (“Ambulance“), and a sequel to Tom Crusie’s sci-fi actioner “Edge of Tomorrow” he keeps pushing for. Now, it looks like Liman will dabble in the world of television as he returns to the spy genre after directing “Fair Game” and helping launch Matt Damon‘s successful Jason Bourne franchise with “The Bourne Identity.”

Hollywood director Doug Liman travels to Ukraine

NEW YORK (PIX11) — Hollywood director Doug Liman is the man behind movies like “The Bourne Identity,” “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” and “Edge of Tomorrow.” But he says nothing could have prepared him for his recent trip to Ukraine. “I make movies about ordinary people and extraordinary circumstances, Tom Cruise dealing with time-traveling aliens,” Liman […]

Hollywood Director Doug Liman is putting ‘a human face' on the war in Ukraine after filming on the ‘front lines’

Doug Liman, director of "The Bourne Identity" and "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," joins Andrea Mitchell to share his experience filming on the front lines amid the war in Ukraine. “This is like the ultimate underdog against, you know, the ultimate villain. And I just fell in love with everybody I met there and I just started filming them and doing profiles,” says Liman. “If the world doesn't step up and provide a little bit more help, you know, they're not going to necessarily survive the war to be able to tell their stories afterwards.April 25, 2022.

Director Doug Liman Travels To Ukraine Front Lines To Document War

Click here to read the full article. Doug Liman, the Bourne franchise producer and director of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, among others, is in Ukraine to help document the war with Russia, he told GMA this morning. “I make movies about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances,” Liman told GMA‘s Michael Strahan, “and there’s 40 million stories like that here.” In the interview, Liman talks about meeting the mother-in-law of a Ukrainian soldier who, along with her usual daily chores, is stockpiling Molotov cocktails, a meeting, Liman says, that gave him hope. “How can Russia possibly dominate this country when babushkas got two cases...

Doug Liman Set To Direct Series Adaptation Of Bill Browder’s Russian-Corruption Book ‘Red Notice’

Click here to read the full article. EXCLUSIVE: Doug Liman has found his next TV project, and it’s pretty timely. The Edge of Tomorrow director has signed on to helm a series adaptation of Bill Browder’s book Red Notice, which explores the author’s real-life fight against a corrupt Russian government under Vladimir Putin. Browder is an American hedge fund manager who made his fortune in Moscow after the fall of the Soviet Union, and Red Notice tells the story of his rise from nothing as he and his ragtag team battle and expose kleptocratic oligarchs, endemic corruption and the depravity of...

Jake Gyllenhaal and director Doug Liman in talks for ‘Road House’ remake

Jake Gyllenhaal and director Doug Liman are reportedly in talks with MGM for its long-discussed Road House remake. According to Deadline, there has been some movement on the reboot of the ’80s Patrick Swayze movie. Besides the news of Gyllenhaal and Liman’s potential involvement, studio execs are said to be currently meeting with writers to rewrite a previous draft.

'Road House' Reboot Movie Circling Jake Gyllenhaal to Star, Doug Liman to Direct

MGM's reboot of Road House is once again gaining momentum, with Jake Gyllenhaal in talks to star and Doug Liman in talks to direct. The report comes from Deadline, where sources have revealed that the reboot project has a high priority for executives over at MGM, who have been having meetings with writers to rewrite a previous draft of the film.