Frank Marshall Says Bourne 4 Will Hit in Summer of 2011
So it looks like Twitter really is becoming a good resource for updates. Producer Frank Marshall wrote a few updates on his Twitter (twitter.com/LeDoctor) recently related to Bourne 4, the in-development fourth sequel in the Jason Bourne series. "Bourne 4 is in the works for Summer 2011," Marshall wrote. He later added in another update that "George Nolfi is the writer of Bourne 4, [and he] should have a draft by June," mentioning that, "it really takes long to get these scripts right!" Of course! And especially on something like this, I'm more than happy that Marshall is taking as much time as he needs and not rushing into it.
Our last update on Bourne 4 hit in October, when it was officially confirmed that George Nolfi (of Ocean's Twelve, The Sentinel, The Bourne Ultimatum) was writing the script and that Paul Greengrass was back on board to direct. Before that, our last headline stated "Fourth Jason Bourne Film on Track for 2010", but obviously it will now be 2011, which means Nolfi will finish up this script soon and they'll shoot next year. Marshall said previously they'll probably take Bourne "down south" to South America in this fourth film, but story details aren't fully finalized, and with re-writes still occurring, who knows where they'll end up?
If you're also on Twitter, I'd suggest you follow Frank Marshall for more updates. And while you're at it, follow us as well at twitter.com/firstshowing. We'll let you know when we hear any more on Bourne 4!
Reader Feedback - 36 Comments
Bring it on! I love Bourne! I've been hoping they would do a fourth. This is music to my ears!
atg2040 on Apr 12, 2009
skywarp on Apr 12, 2009
I loved the first two....the third really fell short in my books....I'm not gonna get my hopes up for this..
ClerksFan on Apr 12, 2009
Good news! I love the Bourne books and the movies. It will be interesting to see where they take the story.
Chuck Norris on Apr 12, 2009
Let this franchise die, I say. I liked the three, but come on.
Shane on Apr 13, 2009
Bourne news was a nice surprise this morning. Wasn't expecting it...
RPD on Apr 13, 2009
Don't let it die. The third movie was exciting and we want more!
Cat on Apr 13, 2009
The trilogy is very much what Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace are to the James Bond flicks. Identity, Supremacy, Ultimatum, should be considered sort of the origins, and now it's time to take it to the next step.
Darunia on Apr 13, 2009
#8 - This is part of what I like about a fourth film. People won't be able to call it a trilogy...
RPD on Apr 13, 2009
Having immensely enjoyed the Bourne Ultimatum and eagerly anticipating The Green Zone, I'm excited to see what adventures Damon and Greengrass will have in South America. Given Bourne's nature, I wouldn't be surprised if he tries to take on a death squad or something of that nature. I figured this would be a 2011 release because 1) Bourne always follows Spidey and Spidey returns to theaters in 2011, 2) Greengrass is still busy polishing TGZ for fall of this year, and 3) Damon has an extremely busy schedule through the end of the year. BTW, when we will hear more about Nolfi and Damon's other collaboration, The Adjustment Bureau?
elessar on Apr 13, 2009
#5 is right...it should end...I mean, what's the point in chasing Bourne again...all the bad guys are gone !!
GM on Apr 13, 2009
@11 Well maybe they'll spin the story different way now ... they already said they won't be following any book
John Blaze on Apr 13, 2009
Bourne vs the guy from Taken. Who would win? I'm excited for another. None of them will be as good as the first though
Dan W on Apr 13, 2009
I haven't read the books but I thought 2 and 3 didn't follow the books either. Am I wrong? I hated the idea of a 4th when it was announced but I think by the time '11 rolls around I could be ready for another one.
janet on Apr 13, 2009
If they need a younger actor for flashbacks, they can't do any wrong than Wes Chatham currently in The Unit: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1434871/ Looks AND sounds like Matt Damon!! E.g:- http://lh6.ggpht.com/_iWCv8Sz1mV8/SZGlXXwPtKI/AAAAAAAABVM/b_OZe79YJa4/s800/007IVE_Wes_Chatham_004.jpg JS
J smith on Apr 13, 2009
I say one more trilogy and call it quits
Scott McHenry on Apr 13, 2009
Some of my favorite movies of all time and I couldnt be more dissapointed. I cant see them living up to the original 3 along with teh fact that Ultimatum wrapped things up so perfectly. very sad day
kid on Apr 13, 2009
Did james Bond end? Why should Jason Bourne end? As long as the story is good, and it's worth paying $ to go see it, then it's fair game. James Bond has been doing the same thing for 40 years or something, nobody complains.
Darunia on Apr 13, 2009
@14 - None of the movies follow the books really. The Bourne Identity followed the book more than Supremacy and Ultimatum did, but it was still a lot different than the book.
Chuck Norris on Apr 13, 2009
as much as i love these movies and wish i was Jason Bourne. ya gotta start feeling tired for the guy. is he ever gonna just be able to sit down and have a beer? lol
drew on Apr 13, 2009
That's good new hope Matt is back for Bourne.
Fisherr on Apr 13, 2009
I think it should be a prequel to "Identity". Just my humble opinion.
Brian on Apr 13, 2009
it will be interesting to see if they make there own story or if they base the movie on one of the many more books that have been written since the last movie came out
THE CRITIC on Apr 13, 2009
ENOUGH!!! Bourne 1 was too much, stupid movie, stupid story, stupid actor Matt Damon!! Over acting pile of dog shit!! Horrible! and hows this for versatillity, he has one accent, that stupid jersey one he tries to use in every movie and it sucks!! I'm telling you right now, if anybody seriously likes this shit, you are a bunch of ass rammin' uncle f#ckers!!! F#ck you!! Thank you for your time.
AssMonkey on Apr 14, 2009
Wow! Finally, someone with something intelligent to say! Your the kind of person we should all take seriously.
Bill on Aug 23, 2011
@24: Begone troll! Damon is a far better actor than you could ever hope to be. @23: Last I heard, it would be their own story.
elessar on Apr 14, 2009
Personally, I appreciate the Bourne series and the work that Damon has done with the role...I remember the feeling of having to wait for The Bourne Ultimatum to come out, and when I heard that there would be a 4th Bourne movie out in 2010, I thought "I have to repeat the whole anticipation thing again" - but I feel that it was worth the wait for me...now that I read that the 4th movie will come out 1 year later (2011) I will have to live with that anticipation for an EXTRA year or so (that's possibly another 31+ million seconds!!)... Regarding whether a 4th movie is "appropriate", I appreciate the comment by Darunia (4/13/09) that there has been no/little complaint about the ongoing James Bond series (and so why should we complain about an ongoing Bourne series?)...but - given that The Bourne Ultimatum was designed to bring some sense of closure for Bourne AND that the original Ludlum-based storyline was a trilogy - I could still understand the "complaints" (especially for Ludlum fans)...personally, I have not read the books, and I welcome a 4th Bourne movie...having said all this, and given that Bourne differs from Bond in that Bourne prefers to LEAVE his assassin identity (etc.), it would be nice at SOME point for Bourne to finally, finally relax (i.e., maybe he could see his family back in Missouri, and marry Nikki (Julia Stiles) and start a family...etc.)
David on May 10, 2009
I agree with # 22 Brian. It should be a prequel but that being said how would they do such a thing when they already showed a background on him throughout the trilogy.
Christoph on Jun 29, 2009
Bourne could become the next Bond franchise.........just keep the wacky gadgets out of Bourne.
Gonpher Coughie on Sep 25, 2009
I love the bourne movies. i wont to be like him 🙂 I hope it`s comming a lots of bourne movies.. just like james bond.. From Espen in Norway
Espen Pedersen on Nov 9, 2009
To respond to Christoph from #27, they should make a prequel of him doing all of his assassin jobs before he failed to do the one on the boat from the first one, at least that is my take.
Eric on Nov 21, 2009
yeah a prequel would be great, but south america sounds great also. if you read the books he became the chamelon in the jungles of southeast asia. so who knows where they are going to take this i hope more killing by him, not to sound corny!
stress on Dec 17, 2009
Let them continue making these I think all three have been very good. The Bond people copied them for the new series and ruined the Bond genre, I like Bourne as Bourne, and I don't want Bond to be Bourne. These are two entirely different characters and they should not copy these to make Bond. Matt Damon is excellent in this role, I read the first book when it came out back in the 80s and was wondering how good these would be. I was very impressed with the way it was handled and thought Damon capture Bourne perfectly in the movies. I hope he keeps on for a long time with them and they age the character as he ages to make it believable. It would be nice to see Hollywood treat a character with respect and move that person through life. The Bourne character deserves that and Damon is an excellent actor to accomplish a role like that.
Hat on Jan 1, 2010
Hell yeah come on Bourne!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, anyone who doesn't like it like monkey fuck up there, can go suck a D**k
James bond on Jan 5, 2010
Hey Ass Monkey, Matt Damon is from Boston not Jersey, you f##king idiot. You are such a retard, what movies do like, Jane Fonda maybe. You are a f##cking queer.
johhny chapman on Jan 9, 2010
i think bourne should go back and get with pamela landy and help her track down terroists or something similar because she did help him out and seemed to be the only one who cared or understood him. also, why is julia stiles only in there for a little bit of the time each movie shes such a big star why not use her more. i just think if this is possibly the last bourne he should be back with the cia helping them out that no one can seem to get accomplished and be an american hero w/landy
scott on Dec 3, 2010
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