June 10th, 2010
03:27 PM ET
What would the “Bourne” franchise be without Matt Damon? We may find out in 2012, when Universal aims to release a fourth "Bourne" film.
Damon –- who’s played Jason Bourne for all three movies –- said back in ’09 that he wouldn’t do a fourth movie without “Bourne Supremacy” and “Bourne Ultimatum” director Paul Greengrass, who also said last year that he wasn’t interested in another “Bourne” go-round.
“I’m very proud of those films and feel they express everything I most passionately believe about the possibility of making quality movies in the mainstream,” Greengrass said. “My decision to not return a third time as director is simply about feeling the call for a different challenge.”
However, Damon believes that Greengrass may have gotten back on the “Bourne” train if the script was great. “[Greengrass] is ready to do another job, and it wasn’t the right job now. I get it,” the actor said. “I wouldn’t do it without him but I don’t feel like he’s done with it totally…If there was a great 'Bourne' idea, he would love to do it.”
Universal isn’t commenting, but EW reports that the studio has hired Tony Gilroy, who’s behind the previous three “Bourne” scripts, to scribe a fourth. While producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are coming back again, Matt Damon remains the undetermined.
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