Next Bourne Could Be Prequel or Reboot

Posted February 1st, 2010 at 5:59 pm

At the UK premiere of Invictus last night Matt Damon was asked about the current status of Bourne 4. There have been some rocky developments specifically Paul Greengrass departing from the project and that there is still no script in hand. Damon responded by dropping speculation such as a prequel or reboot being more likely than the fourth installment of the franchise happening in the near future.

“There’ll probably be a prequel of some kind with another actor and another director before we do another one,” he said, “just because I think we’re probably another five years away from doing it – we’ve got to get a script…”

This, at least to me, sounds like something that would be stated as a negotiation tactic and to put more pressure on the studio. It’s hard to see the Bourne franchise succeeding without Matt Damon in the role but then again they could take it a different direction with the amnesia angle for a new character which would mean it would also be cheaper to make.