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Exclusive: Will Bourne 4 Happen?
You see Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass on the Sony Ericsson Empire Awards red carpet, what's the one question you ask them? What's going on with Bourne 4, that's right.

"We’ve just kind of been amused by the whole thing," said Matt Damon of the rumour suddenly circulating everywhere after a Variety article last week. "I think it’s one of these stories that has a life of it’s own. Not that we’re against it, we’re all for doing a fourth movie but it means coming up with a good story. There are a lot of things that would have to happen before we would sign up for it."

So, that's what the leading man says, but what about the director? "What does Matt say?" asks Greengrass. "He says yes? It’s news to me. I think the truth is that it’s a very well loved franchise, but we’re in the process of trying to work out what kind of film you could make. If there is one, what would it be? How it could go? Without any pressure; without any commitment to it, but everybody loved the franchise. We love it, but none of us would want to go again unless we’re sure there’s a worthwhile film and that could take some time. You don’t want to do that when you feel like you’ve got to make it and none of us need to, so that’s where we are".

In short: Bourne 4 is far from definite and we only want to see it if Greengrass and Damon are on board. We imagine many readers would feel the same.

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RE: Will Bourne 4 Happen?
Had a weird experience a while back, when about to watch a Bourne film: Took it from the shelf, and for a very brief moment I didn't register The Bourne Supremacy, it might have been my feverish imagination, always beavering away at where stories could go even when I'm not conscious of it, but I saw, for a split second: The Bourne Temptation. And seconds later I imagined that the fourth film, since the first three had dealt with the identity thing, then a fourth would probably fo... Read More

jobloffski About me

10:48, 01 December 2009 | Report This Post
RE: Will Bourne 4 Happen?
Story's been told and tied. Leave it be. ... Read More

Alvin Stardust About me

09:43, 01 December 2009 | Report This Post
RE: Will Bourne 4 Happen?
#000066]Perhaps but without Greengrass - /www.slashfilm.com/2009/11/30/paul-greengrass-quits-bou rne-4/ ... Read More

Snake-Eyes About me

07:39, 01 December 2009 | Report This Post
RE: Will Bourne 4 Happen?
I thought the third lacked the first two films' emotional impact. If they can revive that, then great. If not, then Bourne 4 runs the risk of becoming something that Steven Seagal would star in. only with more mr shaky hand man. ... Read More

UTB About me

14:05, 07 May 2008 | Report This Post
RE: Will Bourne 4 Happen?
ely no need for anymore, other than the almighty dollar. The 3rd film was totally superfluous, adding nothing. Leave it alone Hollywood! ... Read More

Monkeyshaver About me

13:29, 07 May 2008 | Report This Post
RE: Will Bourne 4 Happen?
bourne rules, so can't wait for this   amon has also agreed to step once again into the boots of America’s foremost chop-socky amnesiac, but has to finish work on two other films prior to shooting a fourth Bourne: first up is another Greengrass collaboration, an adaptation of Rajiv Chandrasekaran’s ‘Imperial Life in the Emerald City’ centring on Baghdad’s Green Zone. ... Read More

clarkeycats About me

13:10, 07 May 2008 | Report This Post
RE: Will Bourne 4 Happen?
"In short: Bourne 4 is far from definite and we only want to see it if Greengrass and Damon are on board. We imagine many readers would feel the same."   What about Doug Liman? ... Read More

Mason Verger About me

18:11, 18 March 2008 | Report This Post
Will Bourne 4 Happen?
"Will Bourne 4 Happen?" Hopefully not. ... Read More

jimoakley666 About me

13:02, 11 March 2008 | Report This Post
Bourne 4
I would very much welcome a fourth Bourne Movie. Greengrass has proved he only gets better and Damon has grown very well into the role. Bring it on I say. As for nipples on the Ozymandias costume, well.... ... Read More

kinge247 About me

00:53, 11 March 2008 | Report This Post
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I think that this could work. I would go to see a fourth installment. The first three worked on many different levels and all were at the least highly enjoyable action spy films. The thing that works in its favour is both main actor and director are being cautious with it. Stating that only if it will work is a good thing surely, it means that there is no danger of them just going along with it and producing a disappointing franchise killer. And as far as having the storyline tied up and ... Read More

jambobjam About me

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