More Sequels: Fourth Jason Bourne Film on Track for 2010
Although the ending to The Bourne Ultimatum last summer was ranked by EW as one of 40 perfect endings, that's not stopping Universal from continuing on the franchise. Late last year there were early rumblings of a fourth Bourne movie being in the works, but nothing major was confirmed until this year, when Universal announced that they were trying to make it happen. Now we have some new details from producer Frank Marshall courtesy of IESB. Marshall said that they're currently working on a story, but since the fourth book wasn't written by Robert Ludlum, they want to do something entirely on their own. With that in development, they're hoping to shoot next summer for release in 2010.
Marshall told IESB on the red carpet of the Saturn Awards that Bourne 4, as it's being called, will "absolutely" happen. Since the fourth book, titled The Bourne Legacy, was written by Eric Van Lustbader instead of Ludlum because he was no longer alive at the time, they're going to go down their own path. "We're probably going to take our own direction and we're working on what that storyline's gonna be right now." As for where Bourne might be going to this time, since he already made it all the way back to New York City - South America. Marshall says that they'll probably take him "down south" to South America in the fourth installment, but story details aren't fully finished yet.
In February, Universal confirmed that they're bringing Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass back to work on Bourne 4, however not much else has been mentioned since then. Damon is a busy guy, always working on new films, like Greengrass' Green Zone and Steven Soderbergh's The Informant. To be honest, the Bourne films always kept getting better and better, so with Greengrass and Damon back, I'd love to see Bourne 4 get made. I really think it would be great to see Bourne return primarily because he's worked his way up to the level of James Bond where he's become a character that can step outside of the confines of one storyline. Would you be up for seeing Jason Bourne return in 2010?