Matt Damon’s action hero with a tragic past, Jason Bourne, will be back to kick some more ass. Variety reports that Damon will be teaming up with Paul Greengrass for a fourth film based on the character from the popular Robert Ludlum series.
While I enjoyed the first film in the series, which was directed by Doug Liman, I was sorely disappointed in its sequel, The Bourne Supremacy. Everything that I liked about the first film, including its brutal but slick fights and engaging characters was negated in the Greengrass directed second film, which had an over use of annoying shaky camera, unmotivated characters, and unnecessary deaths. The third film in the series, The Bourne Ultimatum, was an improvement over Supremacy, but still wasn’t as enjoyable as the original.
I really wish that Frank Marshall, the film’s producer, would find new blood to direct the fourth film. Damon knows this character in and out, and there is a lot of good places they can go with him, I just really wish it could be shot in a way that didn’t give me a head ache. The film is expected to be released in the summer of 2010 and this time around it will be an original story instead of an adaptation of one of Ludlum’s novels.