Universal publicly dismissed the suggestion of a third Greengrass / Damon collaboration last week, but when, we wondered, was the last time the B-word has come up in serious conversation betweeen director and star? “Quite a while ago," he said. "We might have a laugh about it, but a serious conversation? Not for a long time.”
Given the complexity of franchise politics, Greengrass was understandably circumspect when asked if he harboured a desire to make another Bourne movie. “Um... listen, I loved the Bourne movies," he said. "I loved making them but it’s like anything in life, you’ve got to move on and do different things."
Greengrass's next proud duty will be unveiling Captain Phillips for West End audiences next month. It opens the BFI London Film Festival on October 9, before getting a UK-wide release on October 18. Head to the official London Film Festival website for full programme details.