Matt Damon confirms Bourne 4
After pretty much saying he wouldn't do another Jason Bourne film, Matt Damon has been attached to a fourth one for a while now.
Now we have finally heard from Damon himself that he is confirmed for the next film. Looks like it is just a case of scheduling now.
Way back in May 2007, Matt Damon said he was done with the Bourne franchise. But then last year we heard that both he and Paul Greengrass were attached to make a fourth film. That doesn't always mean it works out, but Damon himself has now confirmed that both he and Greengrass are talking about the next film.
We're working on it. This time it would be from an original script rather than a book by Robert Ludlum, but the director Paul Greengrass is busy and I am too, so we'll see what happens. When I did the first movie I was 29 years old. I am 37 now. After a tough fighting scene, the next day you wake up and feel your body more. That's just the way it is.
Damon was talking to IMDB. That also confirms what we heard last month. There had been talk that The Parsifal Mosaic would form the basis of Bourne 4, but it is now going to be made from an original script.
It does sound like we might still be a couple of years away from it being completed though. Two of the producers had said we might expect it in 2010, but from what Damon says there that sounds unlikely. I guess it all depends how their schedules work out, Damon has recently agreed to make The Adjustment Bureau, and is filming The Human Factor. And a quick look at Paul Greengrass' IMDB profile sees him working on They Marched Into Sunlight.
I'm a big fan of the Bourne films, they have their faults but what film doesn't. It should be interesting to see what original idea they come up, and how it compares to those taken from Robert Ludlum's books. We may have to be patient to find out though.
Are you still looking forward to Jason Bourne 4? Does the fact that it isn't based on one the novels worry you, or interest you?