Well we all saw The Bourne Ultimatum clean up in some of the more technical categories at the Oscars last night, and from all the stories of what a horrible and chaotic shoot the movie was, I think it’s pretty clear that they deserved to win the Film Editing award in particular. Although Matt Damon did say at one point that this would be the last time he played Jason Bourne on screen, it’s looking more and more likely that he will return for a fourth installment in the franchise. Either he’s a glutton for punishment, or he now trusts Paul Greengrass and his crew to turn out fantastic films under just about any circumstances.
According to Variety, a fourth Bourne movie is “on tap” at Universal, and is a very valuable property to the studio since they haven’t been able to get many successful franchises off the ground lately. The exact wording of the article is vague, but it does say that they successfully “landed Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon for a fourth ‘Bourne’ movie, even though the director and star seemed ready to wrap it up after three pics”. I can only assume that this one will be completely divorced from the books; it is my understanding that the original trilogy, while sharing the same titles as the books, didn’t stick very closely to the text, and the other books that came after weren’t even written by Robert Ludlum anymore. What do you say, are you up for more Bourne? Of course you are.