Bourne 4 Is Going To Happen

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 7:17 am,

bourne Bourne 4 Is Going To HappenIn a bit of breaking news, it appears that money does in fact, talk.

Despite both director Paul Greengrass and Jason Bourne himself Matt Damon swearing up and down that The Bourne Ultimatum would in fact conclude the series, Bourne 4 is definitely moving forward.

I guess when your last installment is hailed as the best in the series (which is definitely saying something) and grosses $450 million (an all-time high for the franchise), you can’t help but think of excuses to have Jason Bourne running around the globe yet again.

Universal has hired Ultimatum co-writer George Nolfi to pen the next outing of everyone’s favorite amnesiac super-spy hero. It will be an original story not based on any of Robert Ludlum’s novels.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but were any of the films faithful to the source material? I was under the impression they basically took the title of the books and maybe a few of the characters’ names, and went wild.

At the moment, Greengrass and Damon are set to return.

Bourne 4 is aiming for a Summer 2010 release.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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  1. good news, I thougt Ultimatum was incredible and the best of the series. Hopefully they can keep that up.

  2. Yes you are correct, the books and the movies had almost nothing in common…

  3. well the premise was more or less intact, a search for someone’s real “identity” was in place, just taken to a new “scenario”. To be honest, the movies were good, gritty fight scenes where people bleed and are pushed to their extremes. I can only imagine that perhaps this time Bourne ends up riding to the rescue of either Joan Allen’s character or Julia Stiles’.

  4. Liked I best (Conspiracy)! Fell in love with Marie (Franke Potente) faster than Bourne did.

  5. loved the three films
    but I will not see this one in theater
    come on, when you say you’re making the last, keep your word
    this is just stupid, where are some original ideas? today every film gets a sequel…

  6. There are six novels in the series (so far), the first 3 of which were penned by Ludlum (Identity, Supremacy, Ultimatum). The last 3 were named Legacy, Betrayal, and Sanction and were each written by Eric Van Lustbader. So while the next movie may very well be a stand alone story in the Bourne universe, it certainly will not be without precedent. I am interested to see what they come up with next. I also enjoyed when my mom recently showed me the 1988 television adaption of Identitywhich starred Richard Chamberlain and Jaclyn Smith. The 1988 tv movie stays much closer to Ludlum’s work than any of the 3 recent films, though all are done well in my opinion. The Bourne series reminds me of The Saint series originally championed by Leslie Charteris in its ability to continually reinvent itself from book, to radio drama, to television, and finally to film. More is obviously not always better, however the people involved with Bourne seem to take their work serious enough that they are not simply churning out high-action drivel in order to turn a buck. With this in mind I am excited to hear that we will get another go at Bourne on the big screen.

  7. Im excited for this I loved the bourne movies and to hear they are makeing a fourth just makes my day! haha

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