Exclusive: Will Bourne 4 Happen?

Damon and Greengrass talk quadrilogy

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.

The Sony Ericsson Empire Awards 2008
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