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Breakin’ News: Greengrass Quits Bourne 4?

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The Playlist is reporting that Paul Greengrass has become fed up with Universal and has “quit” the fourth Bourne film. I can’t vouch for The Playlist nor their sources, but a number of other movie blogs have jumped on the news. So take it for what you will.

Apparently it stems from growing budget concerns from Universal’s project with Greengrass called “Green Zone” which has gone over budget and is still in editing. Meanwhile, George Nolfi was tasked with scripting the fourth film, having previously co-wrote “The Bourne Ultimatum”. However, after being stuck in development for a few years, Universal had Joshua Zetumer develop a “parallel” script without getting approval from Greengrass, which further upset him.

Where this leaves the untitled Bourne film is anyone’s guess, and The Playlist even mentions this might just be more of the same from Greengrass, leaving the door open for him to return.

Personally, I felt the last Bourne film, “Ultimatum” was the best yet, and many others felt similarly. The franchise started with “The Bourne Identity” in 2002 by Doug Liman while Greengrass took over with 2004’s “The Bourne Supremacy” and returned for 2007’s “Ultimatum”.

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November 30, 2009 - Posted by | Breakin' News | , , , , , , , , ,

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