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Greengrass Officially Off Bourne 4

Paul Greengrass announced, via BFDealMemo, that he will not be directing the fourth Jason Bourne film.

“You won’t find a more devoted supporter of the Bourne franchise than me. I will always be grateful to have been the caretaker to Jason Bourne over the course of The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum. I’m very proud of those films and feel they express everything I most passionately believe about the possibility of making quality movies in the mainstream. My decision to not return a third time as director is simply about feeling the call for a different challenge. There’s been no disagreement with Universal Pictures. The opportunity to work with the Bourne family again is a difficult thing to pass up, but we have discussed this together and they have been incredibly understanding and supportive. I’ve been lucky enough to have made four films for Universal, and our relationship continues. Jason Bourne existed before me and will continue, and I hope to remain involved in some capacity as the series moves on.”

As I mentioned when this was just a rumor, where this leaves the franchise is anyone’s guess. Additionally, Matt Damon is reportedly extremely loyal to Greengrass and he has never officially been attached to the film at this point.

I will be the first to say that it would be boneheaded to proceed with the film if it lacks both Greengrass and Damon. There are a few candidates that have worked with Damon in the past, including a number of writer-directors. I will keep posting whatever news comes out next.

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December 2, 2009 - Posted by | Breakin' News | , ,

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