It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the fourth installment of the Jason Bourne franchise, but some new info has finally surfaced. According to a report from Empire, Bourne 4 might hit the rewind button and be written as a prequel as opposed to a follow up to the 2007 hit, The Bourne Ultimatum.
The last time we checked, director Paul Greengrass had left the project due to “creative differences.” Everyone assumed this had something to do with the direction of the story, so when Empire got the opportunity to speak to franchise star Matt Damon they asked him about what the hell was going on with the movie. The actor was out promoting the overseas release of Clint Eastwood’s film Invictus, and while on the red carpet revealed that a potential Bourne prequel is in the works.
“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…”
What would they title of the movie? Bourne to Kill? Just Bourne? Bourne on the Fourth of July? A prequel sounds like a great way to ruin one of the best things that ever happened to Universal. I knew the script issue was going to come up again sooner or later. It sounds like Damon’s ready to hang up his spy jacket and move on to more promising projects. If anything, a prequel would just sidetrack the amazing story the original trilogy already set up.
Are you interested in seeing a Bourne prequel? Do you think 5 years is too long to wait for another movie?