The Adjustment Bureau


On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas--a woman like none he's ever known. But just as he realizes he's falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart. David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself--the men of The Adjustment Bureau--who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path...or risk everything to defy Fate and be with her.

EXCLUSIVE: Isa Dick Hackett Talks ‘The Adjustment Bureau’

Author Philip K. Dick is a name synonymous with greatness in the sci-fi genre, not only for his extensive catalog of novels and short stories, but also for the film adaptations of his work. Although there have been 11 movie adaptations of his novels and short stories - including Blade Runner, Total Recall, and one of my personal favorites (not only of his work, but in the sci-fi genre as a whole), Minority Report - the author published 44 novels and 121 short stories in 30 years as a published writer.

Philip K. Dick passed away in 1982, shortly before the first film adaptation based on one of his novels, Blade Runner, was released in theaters. Shortly after his death, his daughter Isa Dick Hackett and her siblings were put in control of his father's works, and now she runs the company Electric Shepherd, which oversees all of the Philip K. Dick adaptations. The latest of these adaptations is the fantastic sci-fi thriller The Adjustment Bureau, which was released on Blu-ray and DVD on June 21. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Isa Dick Hackett, who executive produced The Adjustment Bureau, about the movie, the legacy of her father's work, future adaptations, and much more. Here's what she had to say below.

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EXCLUSIVE: George Nolfi Talks ‘The Adjustment Bureau’

Director George Nolfi talks The Adjustment Bureau, showing a different side to New York City, making this Philip K. Dick story his directorial debut, and more.

Like most screenwriters, George Nolfi had always wanted to direct. He wrote four movies - Timeline, Ocean's Twelve, The Sentinel, and The Bourne Ultimatum - before getting his shot at the helm. Unlike most directors, George Nolfi landed an extremely ambitious project for his directing debut in The Adjustment Bureau, which will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on June 21.

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EXCLUSIVE: Michael Kelly Eyes ‘The Firm’!

We reported a few weeks back that Josh Lucas landed the lead role of Mitchell McDeere in The Firm, the same role Tom Cruise played in the movie version of The Firm.

Nothing is set in stone yet, it seems, but we'll keep you posted as soon as we have more information.

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EXCLUSIVE: Michael Kelly Talks ‘The Adjustment Bureau’

Michael Kelly is one of those actors you practically have to take notice of, not just because of his chops, but because he keeps popping up in high-profile projects. He portrayed Andy Kaufman's brother in Man on the Moon, but I first noticed him in one of the most memorable episodes of my favorite TV show, The Shield, in a Season One episode where he played a serial killer. Most will recognize him as the hardened CJ in the Dawn Of The Dead along with the many roles that followed in movies such as Invincible, Changeling, Defendor, and Law Abiding Citizen, just to name a few. His latest movie is The Adjustment Bureau, where he plays Charlie Traynor, the campaign manager of Matt Damon's David Norris.

The Adjustment Bureau hits the shelves on Blu-ray and DVD on June 21, and I recently had a chance to speak with Michael Kelly over the phone about this project. Here's what he had to say.

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‘The Adjustment Bureau’ Blu-ray and DVD Arrive June 21st

A rising politician finds himself caught up in a pulse-pounding, mind-bending conspiracy in The Adjustment Bureau, the acclaimed film coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on June 21, 2011 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Academy Award winner Matt Damon (the Bourne series, True Grit) and Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada, The Wolfman) are the star-crossed lovers chased by mysterious forces that threaten to destroy their futures unless they abandon one another. Deleted and extended scenes, filmmaker commentary and exclusive bonus features offer behind-the-scenes looks at the making of the film. Plus, for a limited time only, the Blu-ray Combo Pack of The Adjustment Bureau includes a downloadable digital copy of the film that can be viewed anytime, anywhere, on an array of digital devices.

Written for the screen by George Nolfi (Ocean's 12, The Bourne Ultimatum) who also makes his directorial debut, The Adjustment Bureau is based on the short story "Adjustment Team," by visionary writer Philip K. Dick (Total Recall, Minority Report, Blade Runner). The Adjustment Bureau also stars Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker, Eagle Eye), John Slattery (Mad Men, Iron Man 2), Michael Kelly (Changeling, Dawn Of The Dead) and Terence Stamp (Wanted, Valkyrie).

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Rango’ Takes $38 Million in Its Opening Weekend

The new comedy Hall Pass just barely managed to beat out Gnomeo and Juliet last week to take the top spot at the box office in its debut. But with four new films entering the box office race this week including the animated Western Rango, The Adjustment Bureau with Matt Damon, the teen drama Beastly, and the '80s comedy Take Me Home Tonight, the Owen Wilson comedy was unable to retain its box office crown for a second week in a row.

Debuting at number one this week is the new computer animated Western from Pirates of The Caribbean director Gore Verbinski called Rango. The film stars Oscar nominee Johnny Depp (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), as well as Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Bill Nighy (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2), Ray Winstone (Edge of Darkness), and Timothy Olyphant (I Am Number Four). The film made $9,701 on each of its 3,917 screens for an opening weekend total of $38 million. But the film will need to continue to do well in the next few weeks if it has any chance of recouping its entire $135 million production budget.

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BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Can ‘Rango’ Ride Its Way to Top of the Charts This Weekend?

Or will Matt Damon and ‘The Adjustment Bureau’ be able to control the box office with its debut?

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