Feb 26, 2008
AICN picked up on a small mention of a fourth Bourne movie in the midst of a larger Variety article about the future of Universal and its new regime. "More recently," says the trade, "[executives] Shmuger and Linde 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." That's all the information given, but it looks like things have progressed beyond Damon's saying he'd "be interested" into something more concrete. But can they get Tony Gilroy back to script, or have all of his Michael Clayton Oscar nominations solidified his desire to direct? Either way, it's great news that this franchise is continuing after hitting a high point with the third installment last year. I'm not worried that Ludlum never wrote a fourth book in the series; the last two movies have already eschewed the books' plots entirely, so that shouldn't make a difference. Or maybe they can now go back and take some of the best elements that the never used from Ludlum's series and incorporate them into their fourth film! That would be cool.