Bourne 4 May Be Coming Later Before Sooner

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:26 pm,

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The last we heard about a fourth installment in the successful Bourne series, star Matt Damon, director, Paul Greengrass (Bourne Supremacy/Ultimatum), and producer Frank Marshall were in the stages of trying to get the story right and wanting the script to be as good as the first three before they move forward.

An aimed release date of summer 2011 was reported at one point, a script was supposed to surface this summer and there was even mention of a hoped production start date of next summer. However, info has just surfaced that may mean that Bourne 4 is still a while away.

Matt Damon recently spoke in a group interview about his new History Channel special called The People Speak where he gave an update on the status of the fourth Bourne movie. He doesn’t say that the movie is not happening anymore, but doesn’t exactly inspire confidence that it will be anytime soon:

“None us have kind of seen [a script] yet, and Paul’s still cutting a movie that we worked on [Green Zone], so we’ll get together and talk about it… I just saw [producer] Frank Marshall, and we were talking about it… Then I’ve talked to Paul Greengrass quite a bit about that.”

George Nolfi was the one who was supposed to have written Bourne 4, but apparently his script – due this month – has yet to surface. What’s interesting is Damon is starring in Nolfi’s The Adjustment Bureau which is based on a Philip K. Dick short story and co-stars Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada).

Could it be that Bourne 4 is being given the time to develop properly with The Adjustment Bureau being pushed to be released first? Bureau currently has a production start date of September this year with an estimated release date of sometime in 2010.

No matter when Bourne 4 gets going, you can rest assured its main star won’t do it unless it’s quality stuff – “Oh yeah, we won’t do it unless it’s good… Promise.”

Good to hear, Matt.

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I’d like to think that any delays on Bourne 4 have to do with the fact they want to get the movie right, instead of there being some sort of behind-the-scenes trouble (there’s no real indication of the latter, but it’s always a worry). As I’ve said with regards to Batman 3, it’s better for the fourth Bourne to take a long time and be quality, than to be rushed for the sake of it and ending up being disappointing.

With Greengrass currently editing Green Zone (which is due out next March), and Damon starring in The Adjustment Bureau for Universal (which is aimed for a release sometime next year), Bourne 4 may not be coming as soon as some might be hoping. I wouldn’t even be surprised if we didn’t see the movie start shooting until 2011. For now, a summer 2011 release date is still being hoped for – only time will tell if that ends up being the case.

What do you think?

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  1. I’m glad they are not rushing the script. That’s the most important part. But just because they haven’t seen much yet, doesn’t mean it won’t happen soon. If it comes out by 2011 end of the year would be fine with me.

  2. I have to agree w/ you. I want a sequel, but I hope they don’t rush it.

  3. Well, maybe they just have to open one of the BOOKS of Jason Bourne and find a good story there, ’cause the movies had little to do with the Ludlum novels.

  4. I’m with Critic and Matt. I’d much rather wait for a great fourth Bourne film than see it rushed and turn out lousy. Even though the films strayed quite a bit from the novels, my big concern is that the movies seem to have run their arc with Jason Bourne. I’m not sure where they might go with him that would provide an entertaining action-thriller.

  5. I’m sure they wont let us down, So I’ll just sit here and try and wait for the 4th Bourne patiently, but I have a feeling I’m going to fail.

  6. Oh my god, all the Bourne movies are the same. They don’t have to think of a plot, just the action scenes. The last one was very disappointing. It was so disappointing, it made me realize I watched the original movie rehashed twice. I’m not watching the next one, I don’t care.

  7. Good for you man, judging from it’s RT and IMDB score, the both the majority of critics and moviegoers liked it. But screw them, what do they know? You didn’t like it so of course it must suck.

  8. @samjung23,

    I think you may be the first person I’ve ever come across who thought Ultimatum was anything less than great. I’d watch out for random attacking spears from movie fans the next time you go outside :P

  9. The Bourne movies are way better than any Bond movie. The only bond movie that comes close to the Bourne series is Casino Royale. Bourne is definitely the best spy franchise right now.

  10. Sounds like there looking for the investors,,,
    ie:, “trying to get the story right”= Damon wants double the money…

  11. I think as you most of you agree better to wait then make it a mess.
    To me the Bourn franchise is one of best I’ ve ever seen spy action thriller that comes close to the greatest Ronin with Robert de Niro and Jean Reno.
    If the Bourne franchise were made as an R rated it would it been the quantinsentional action thriller ever made.
    That was a let down a bit with their PG-13 rating. I still consider great movies but it lack the violence compared to Ronin that was directed by john Frankenheimer who directed the French Connection II.
    I hope they make it this time R rated and more realistic tone in it and put more longer car chases, like they had on the Supremacy and Identity, it was the best car chases if’ ever seen on movies, especially Supremacy in the tunnel in the Russian Hi-way, marvels jaw dropping.
    Some people complain because there was not mach of a drag to the max in the last one, the car chase was a smaller scene and was overdone in the car park, and everything was so rushed .they could have made it in a open street or freeways like we have seen in Supremacy, Identity and in Ronin.
    I list the best car chase movies so far:
    To Live and Die in LA
    French Connection
    The Hidden
    Bourne identity
    Bourne Supremacy
    Ronin
    The Transporter 1- 2 -3
    Italian Job
    Vanishing Point
    Built
    Gone in 60 seconds – original and a bit in the new one
    This time Mr Greengrass stick to the Supremacy direction and reconsider the oboe listed movies that were made, within your auto chase scenes.

  12. The Bourne films are the standard for spy-action films, which Mission Impossible2 failed completely and couldn’t rebound from for the third film(despite being good). Casino Royale was great and then Quantum of Solace screwed that up. I’m willing to wait for the best spy-dude on film.

    Since we’re waiting, how about Damon playing Captain America?

    I know it’s off subject…sorry guys.

  13. I bet the script has been done for months. Greengrass is notorious for running late, reshooting, changing his mind at the last second, being unprepared and over-budget which probably delayed on “Green Zone” now Matt’s signed up for other projects including “Adjustment Buerau” from the guy who wrote Bourne 3 & 4. I bet Greengrass is holding it up.

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