UPDATE: Matt Damon & Paul Greengrass Negotiating Return To JASON BOURNE Franchise?
The website, Twitch Film, is reporting that Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are negotiating with Universal to return to the Jason Bourne franchise. Hit the jump to voice your opinion.
Last year's The Bourne Legacy, that starred Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross, was a moderate hit at the box office grossing $276 million. But, that didn't even come close to matching Matt Damon's last film in the franchise, 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum which pulled in $443 million. Even so, Universal announced at the beginning of this month that screenwriter Anthony Peckham (Sherlock Holmes) had been hired to pen the next chapter in the franchise.
That news didn't sit to well with fans of the series, as they were still hoping that Matt Damon would return to the franchise. And it seems that their prayers may have been answered. Twitch Film reports:
The studio (Universal) is in simultaneous negotiations with both Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass for both to return to the Bourne franchise. We're told Damon is only interested if Greengrass is directing so there are clearly a lot of moving parts here but if all comes together we could be seeing the return of the director and star of one of the strongest American action franchises of recent years.
Furthermore, Twitch Film, says that Universal isn't ditching Aaron Cross. The plan would be to have both Cross and Bourne co-existing, with a chance of having a "crossover/merger" of the two storylines. What do you think?
UPDATE: Variety reached out to Universal, and they were told: "Universal has said there is no truth to the rumor Damon and director Paul Greengrass are in negotiations to return for another ‘Bourne’ feature."
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