"Smith" & "Firefly" Scribes to Collaborate on Sci-Fi "Bourne"

by | October 19, 2005 | Comments

Screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg and his pal Brett Matthews will soon be collaborating on a big science fiction epic for Universal, says Variety, and Mr. Kinberg compares the project to a sci-fi Jason Bourne exploit.

"Details on the thriller are being kept under wraps for now, but pic will be written by Matthews.

Kinberg says he came up with the story idea and began working on it with Matthews. "I developed it for a while, but Brett really made it his own and took it over," he said.

He wouldn’t elaborate on the story except to say, "It’s more thriller than big, broad action; more gritty than other sci-fi movies we’ve seen in the recent past. Almost what ‘Bourne Identity‘ did for action movies, this will attempt to do for sci-fi movies."

"We wanted the science-fiction aspect of our story to be eerily plausible," Matthews said. "For the concept to be fantastic, but only until you really think about it.""

So who are Kinberg and Matthews?

Simon Kinberg has screenwriting credits on "xXx: State of the Union" and "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," plus he’s presently hard at work on "X-Men 3." Brett Matthews has a little less experience ("The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury" and a "Bionicle" movie), but since he also wrote the ‘Heart of Gold’ episode of "Firefly," he clearly has some skills on the sci-fi-action front.

Tag Cloud

HBO Disney+ Disney Plus Super Bowl The CW Food Network TV renewals war Cosplay Watching Series deadpool docudrama Black Mirror Song of Ice and Fire Turner Classic Movies foreign FX Amazon Prime Video TIFF sitcom E! Christmas latino canceled Extras boxoffice political drama YA The Witch NYCC 72 Emmy Awards Comics on TV book PlayStation El Rey Sony Pictures Set visit Cannes game show ID Mudbound BBC One composers adventure Lucasfilm Holidays fresh YouTube 2017 screen actors guild HBO Max Apple TV+ San Diego Comic-Con toronto sequels Warner Bros. RT History DC Universe First Look politics Marvel crossover sag awards YouTube Red Amazon Studios Tumblr BET Awards venice nfl cartoon singing competition zombie space Rock pirates of the caribbean Acorn TV Disney Channel Universal MCU Oscars Lionsgate Marvel Television Comedy Central rt archives spanish language remakes sports streaming nbcuniversal FXX Epix ViacomCBS harry potter BBC America Peacock TV One Film Festival Hallmark Christmas movies worst movies CMT dceu asian-american A24 Video Games Nickelodeon Election Winter TV Western First Reviews Spike USA french Animation Teen ABC Signature Country Endgame anthology Writers Guild of America TruTV cancelled television SDCC series A&E Fox Searchlight Television Academy Action hispanic science fiction australia superhero GIFs Academy Awards Musicals robots Binge Guide The Purge RT21 FX on Hulu Year in Review quibi what to watch Lifetime Christmas movies Creative Arts Emmys romance spanish true crime USA Network Walt Disney Pictures documentary award winner versus mission: impossible fast and furious Lifetime DirecTV sequel CBS All Access 45 canceled TV shows Sundance TV 2020 festivals TV strong female leads TCA 2017 SundanceTV Marvel Studios concert richard e. Grant The Academy dramedy Tarantino Chernobyl VOD mockumentary dogs comic Tomatazos universal monsters criterion emmy awards National Geographic Emmys Awards Tour Best and Worst ESPN spinoff facebook 71st Emmy Awards MTV dragons Holiday period drama natural history Arrowverse werewolf mutant The Arrangement christmas movies 21st Century Fox stand-up comedy toy story a nightmare on elm street FOX dc Star Trek Spectrum Originals TCA Elton John Adult Swim Character Guide Ghostbusters Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Starz psychological thriller james bond Spring TV comedies slashers crime drama parents joker scorecard GoT jamie lee curtis Sundance football Emmy Nominations Superheroes directors SXSW cars trailers APB finale Heroines AMC Netflix Christmas movies Classic Film NBC vampires Infographic Cartoon Network supernatural reboot LGBTQ Logo golden globes cops aliens cancelled Britbox Shudder batman documentaries Funimation Music Masterpiece boxing Tubi New York Comic Con binge discovery Musical Pop TV The Walt Disney Company Sneak Peek The Walking Dead Hallmark Sci-Fi crime video on demand travel all-time TLC TCM diversity Mary Poppins Returns doctor who Esquire CBS crime thriller Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt chucky PBS south america indiana jones Fox News 007 Stephen King revenge DC Comics renewed TV shows movies Brie Larson Crunchyroll Travel Channel Pixar ratings stoner Awards nature die hard PaleyFest miniseries movie films Photos unscripted Family Calendar twilight elevated horror comiccon cooking Red Carpet justice league spy thriller laika BAFTA IFC Trophy Talk Trailer Disney streaming service Valentine's Day LGBT blaxploitation critics casting Reality Competition ITV DGA Freeform Ellie Kemper dark Mary poppins 2019 2015 animated serial killer Quiz TCA Awards 2016 X-Men news Countdown Nominations psycho WGN 24 frames Fantasy breaking bad BBC Nat Geo archives transformers teaser cinemax japanese Apple TV Plus thriller Netflix Rocketman romantic comedy talk show Hear Us Out Pirates Paramount Network screenings Horror reviews Avengers See It Skip It best Podcast satire hollywood rotten movies we love blockbuster Premiere Dates scary movies kids American Society of Cinematographers Rocky based on movie rom-coms Drama black television disaster child's play Trivia spain zero dark thirty Paramount Film cancelled TV series Kids & Family Superheroe green book zombies free movies indie social media police drama historical drama Interview MSNBC Polls and Games Amazon Prime TBS cancelled TV shows Baby Yoda game of thrones E3 stop motion HBO Go Toys classics OWN comics medical drama Columbia Pictures Anna Paquin Vudu halloween witnail hist Pop theme song Biopics Reality Summer Star Wars IFC Films Pride Month Showtime Comedy Bravo jurassic park Comic Book 2018 Paramount Plus italian TNT independent Certified Fresh Rom-Com Disney rotten OneApp spider-man halloween tv 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards 99% Alien Winners biography YouTube Premium President Grammys Opinion comic books VH1 Thanksgiving Television Critics Association BET name the review Pet Sematary technology DC streaming service video anime Marathons Sundance Now VICE Discovery Channel tv talk cults golden globe awards Hulu Shondaland GLAAD cats WarnerMedia Captain marvel festival Disney Plus Fall TV children's TV Women's History Month Martial Arts Black History Month obituary Ovation TCA Winter 2020 Mary Tyler Moore Apple Crackle worst TV Land Turner Amazon ghosts Schedule Mystery franchise 4/20 Syfy CNN CW Seed Box Office ABC History adaptation ABC Family Mindy Kaling Dark Horse Comics 20th Century Fox