There is a possibility that Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass will pair up again to produce another Bourne movie. Tony Gilroy was the script writer for the the Bourne trilogy but Universal could be handing the pen and creative decisions over to Greengrass, who will not only direct but write a new Bourne script catered towards Damon. “Greengrass and longtime editor Christopher Rouse are said to have settled on a strong concept that would return Damon to his most lucrative role.”
Damon, 43, recently starred in a sci-fi action film, Elysium, which did not generate much excitement or profits in theatres. A star role in another Bourne film would boost his career and suite him. Fans should be just as excited as Greengrass is that he may get to work with Damon again. “With their kinetic and visceral style, the movies made Damon into an A-lister who was able to command tens of millions for the sequels as the franchise raked in almost a billion dollars worldwide.” Damon only agrees to star in another Bourne film only if Greengrass directs it.
What does this mean for Jeremy Renner’s sequel? Universal has yet to comment on the issue, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, Renner’s sequel is still going to happen. Producer of the Bourne series, Frank Marshall, commented on the situation. He stated that the “movie is moving forward. It’s still in development. We’re working to get a script as soon as possible.”
“The result is uncertainty over whether either project will be ready for the July 2016 release date Universal has staked out for an untitled Bourne movie.” Only time will tell which Bourne script Greengrass will pay more attention to, considering his many other projects in the works.
Matt Damon and Jeremy Renner are battling for the lead role in the Bourne series. Click to find out who director Paul Greengrass will work with in the fourth film.