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Are you a big fan of the Matt Damon action series based on the character of Jason Bourne? Than you might be disappointed to hear that the film might not be happening. The Wrap is reporting that Paul Greengrass, who helmed Supremacy and Ultimatum, has walked away from the new project after a disagreement with Universal. According to the news source, Greengrass wanted to push the film back and the studio wants to get it out as soon as they can. Isn’t this always the case?

Personally, I think a change in director could be a good thing for the series. I prefer Doug Liman’s The Bourne Identity, and felt like Greengrass’ shaky camera sequels never quite reached the level of the first one. I’d be interested to see what Liman would do if the studio brought him back into the mix. Another director, someone removed from the series, could bring fresh ideas to the table.

But will Matt Damon come back with a new director? He has stated in the past that he’d only do a fourth Bourne film with Greengrass, but that could have just been “Hollywood” talk. Remember when Arnold wouldn’t do a Terminator sequel without James Cameron, then the studio offered him more money than could be spent in a lifetime? Yeah, I can see that happening again here.

What do you think? Would you be up for a new Bourne flick without Greengrass? Which of the Bourne movies is your favorite?

Posted on December 1st, 2009 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (4)
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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.