Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Joe Carnahan Finally Shoots Five Against A Bullet
Long-gestating project gets green light
Sofia Vergara Joins The Brits Are Coming
Starring with Uma Thurman and Tim Roth
Sam Worthington Clashes With The Titan
Ruth Wilson to co-star
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
21 August 2015
Hugh Jackman Considering The Odyssey
Francis Lawrence and Lionsgate hope he'll be Odysseus
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
American Pastoral
31 December 2015
Pan
16 October 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Sugar Film (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Tomorrowland (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Chappie (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Son Of A Gun (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Mortdecai (2015)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Clooney And Heslov Spy On The Tourist
A new thriller from Warner Bros.

12 October 2007  |  Written by Tom Ambrose  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

With Jason Bourne hanging up his hands-free kit for the foreseeable future, there’s a gap in Hollywood’s schedules for a new spy movie – and Warner Bros. think they may have found it, with The Tourist, a forthcoming novel they’ve just picked up and dropped in George Clooney’s lap.

The novel, by Olen Steinhauer, revolves around a plot we’ve almost certainly never seen before – it’s about a spy who must uncover a conspiracy after he’s accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Yep, that’s original.

Anyway, the novel is said to be in the vein of a John Le Carre or a Graham Greene, which indicates excellent quality, and may explain why Clooney is involved. For Warners have bought the property for Clooney to produce, along with Grant Heslov via their Smoke House production company – the same Smoke House that yesterday got involved in Farragut North, with Leonardo DiCaprio.

No word yet on whether Clooney will do anything other than produce, but given that Gorgeous George’s mere involvement is likely to suggest a project is worth keeping an eye on, we’ll do just that.

Although we'd imagine that by the time this movie comes to the big screen, the title will have changed - mostly because it clashes with the Hugh Jackman-Ewan McGregor thriller of the same name that will be released next year. Seems that Hollywood's The Tourist industry is thriving...

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

World Exclusive: The New Wall-E Trailer
This kicks shiny metal butt!
Another New Title For Rambo IV
It's now called...

Your Comments

Why don't they remake Who Dares Wins?
Do it right, and you could have a new spy from the SAS who's hard as nails, spits Bonds for breakfast and infiltrates seperate organisations to bring them down Rashomon style. Jeez, why havent I got a job writing movies for big companies yet? That idea was brilliant!!!! More

Posted by coomi01 at 21:33 on 12 October 2007 | Report This Post

I thought this was going to be about Arraon Weiss's new band, damn yee Empire! More

Posted by CameronJames at 19:30 on 12 October 2007 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Evil Media: Haunted TVs, Tapes And Tunes
Ten sinister reasons to go off-grid

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

Exclusive Deadpool Trailer Breakdown
Director Tim Miller guides us through his crazed superhero promo

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)