Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are to movies what cheese and onion are to chips: Terrible when seperated. For a while now, it seemed like Damon was done playing Jason Bourne on the big screen, refusing to return unless director Greengrass was at the helm. Greengrass on the other hand, claimed to be out of ideas. Well stand back, because it looks like the duo have been…Bourne again.
According to Deadline, Universal Pictures have begun courting the two to return to the franchise, which didn’t exactly set the box office on fire with the previous film, The Bourne Legacy. That film starred Jeremy Renner as a spin-off agent, although the door was open to make a sequel. But as THR added, if Greengrass and Damon return, that sequel will most likely be shelved from it’s intended release date of July 2016, for the foreseeable future.
If Damon and Greengrass do jump in for a fifth Bourne movie, it could also see Greengrass script as well as direct. As for Damon, he’ll be teaming up with director Kenneth Lonergan next, for a Manchester By The Sea, then moving on to work with Ridley Scott on The Martian.
What do you think? Keen to see more of Bourne, or is the box office already crowded with far too many films about older gents using a very specific set of skills to kill their way to an end goal? Persoanlly, I kinda dug the Bourne Legacy, which had some interesting ideas, and it’d be a shame to not make use of Renner in a true Bourne sequel.
Last Updated: September 16, 2014