A new film in the Bourne franchise is in the early stages it seems – but there are going to be some personnel changes this time around.
Whilst 2016’s Jason Bourne was pretty well received and a solid hit, the general feeling appears to be that it didn’t quite hit the heights of the other two occasions director Paul Greengrass and star Matt Damon united on the franchise. Those movies would be The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum.
Now, producer Frank Marshall had admitted he’s keen to get another Bourne movie off the ground – but that a change of personnel will be required to do so.
As per a chat he’s had with Collider, Marshall said that ““I do like the Bourne series, and I do think that’s an opportunity for different filmmakers to come in now”.
He added that “I’m hoping that we can find a new story for Bourne and a new filmmaker. We are looking”.
That suggests for a start that Paul Greengrass is unlikely to direct the next film. And Matt Damon has been consistent in saying that he’d only do a Bourne movie is Greengrass was helming it. We’re filling in a few gaps here, but this all seems to point towards a new Jason Bourne and a new director as things stand.
The series has been down this road before with the not-very-well received The Bourne Legacy, where Jeremy Renner stepped in for Matt Damon. A sequel to that never materialised, though.
We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.
In the meantime, here’s that chat with Collider.
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