Variety is reporting that Universal Studios has locked up actor Matt Damon? and director Paul Greengrass
with a boatload of money to come back and reprise the successful amnesiac-spy.
It’s not quite a done deal and my guess here is that Universal is covering their bases.
More recently, Shmuger and Linde [Univeral Executives] landed Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon for a fourth “Bourne” movie, even though the director and star seemed ready to wrap it up after three pics.
If Greengrass and Damon can come up with a good script and the price is right and their schedules clear up then they will come back.? It won’t be inexpensive considering that Tony Gilroy scripted all three movies and he was just nominated for the Academy Award for writing and directing Michael Clayton.? That in itself would command a hefty price tag, but he probably won’t be back to script numero 4.? So they will hire someone who isn’t as good a writer as Gilroy.
That’s a lot of ifs in that paragraph.? The great thing is that the series went out on a high note and bringing Bourne back would only be a sweat treat for fans of the series.? So don’t hold your breath, but there is a small window that Jason Bourne could be back on the screen in the next few years.
Also: There were two novels not written by Robert Ludlum that feature Jason Bourne.? Most people think they’re “okay.”? Can’t imagine they would base the next installment on either of those books.