News Bits: Paterson, Narcos, 47, Bourne

Following rave reviews out of Cannes and the Sydney Film Festival, Jim Jarmusch’s “Patterson” is set to open in cinemas late 2016 starting with a limited theatrical run on December 28th.

Adam Driver plays a bus driver named Paterson who lives in the town of Paterson, New Jersey. We follow him every day of one week on his routine as he ferries passengers around the city and channels his observations into poetry. Golshifteh Farahani co-stars as his very supportive wife. [Source: Variety]

Now you can be a drug kingpin. Gaumont Television and FTX Games have teamed up for a mobile game named “Narcos: Cartel Wars” based on the Netflix TV series “Narcos”. The first title is slated to debut in October, around the time that the show’s second season of ten episodes will premiere in full on the streaming service. The game, in which players will be able to build their own international crime syndicate, will be free to play with in-app purchases. [Source: Variety]

47 Meters Down
Freestyle Releasing has acquired the Johannes Roberts-directed shark attack thriller “47 Meters Down” from Dimension Films. The deal for North American distribution rights includes a 2500-plus screen theatrical release set for 2017.

Mandy Moore and Claire Holt star as a pair of cage-diving sisters whose boat breaks away from them, leaving them in an observation cage trapped at the bottom of the ocean, surrounded by hungry Great Whites. With little oxygen in their tanks, their only hope is to try and swim 47 meters to the surface while being hunted by the sharks. [Source: Deadline]

Jason Bourne
Ahead of the release of “Jason Bourne” this week, Universal Pictures has revealed a new featurette in which star Matt Damon gives you a 90 second recap of the original Bourne film trilogy, a recap that includes a dash of fun self-effacing comedy. Damon returns to his most iconic role alongside director Paul Greengrass and actors such as Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Tommy Lee Jones.