Matt Damon Talks THE BOURNE LEGACY, CONTAGION, WE BUILT A ZOO, and LIBERACE

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Universal is moving ahead with the Jason Bourne franchise and they’re doing it without Matt Damon.  As we previously reported, Tony Gilroy will direct The Bourne Legacy from his own script and the movie will be Bourne-less.  While initial reports seemed the show that Damon was miffed at his exclusion, in a recent interview with EW, he explains that he thinks it’s a smart move and it opens the door for a future Bourne movie directed by Paul Greengrass (who helmed The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum).  Said Damon:

As I understand it, Jason Bourne is alive in the world that Tony’s going to create. I don’t appear in it, but it’s very much that world. As far as Paul and I are concerned, as long as there’s room for us to come in and do another one, we’re thrilled.

Hit the jump for more on what Damon had to say regarding his schedule concerning Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion and Liberace biopic, and Cameron Crowe’s We Built a Zoo.

Before moving on to Damon’s other projects, I wanted to note Damon talking about Greengrass coming back to the franchise.  It seems that while Greengrass’ relationship with Universal was strained, it hasn’t been broken and that it may be a wound time/projected grosses can heal.  Of course, the Bourne franchise is highly-physical and I can’t help but wonder how many the 40-year-old Damon has left in him.

As to his other projects, Damon laid out his schedule:

I’m doing a few weeks on Contagion with [Steven] Soderbergh, and then I’m doing Cameron Crowe’s movie [We Built A Zoo] in the spring. And then we’re planning on doing Liberace in the summer with Michael [Douglas].

It’s good to hear that Michael Douglas’ recent health issues seem to be under control to the point where they’re still planning on making Liberace with him next summer.

Damon goes on to mention how is fall 2011 is free and how he’d like to work with Greengrass again.  In addition to the aforementioned projects, Damon is also attached to a biopic of Robert F. Kennedy and possibly The Trade with Ben Affleck.




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  • Angmal

    I don’t understand this obssession with age and the assumption that it’s impossible to build a franchise around an actor in their late thirties or early forties, much like the complaints on here concerning Jeremy Renner being the future of the Mission: Impossible franchise at the ‘ancient’ vintage of 39. You do realise that Harrison Ford was nearly 40 when he played Indiana Jones for the first time, don’t you? As long as Damon stays in shape he could have another decade or more convincing as an action hero.

  • Angmal

    I don’t understand this obssession with age and the assumption that it’s impossible to build a franchise around an actor in their late thirties or early forties, much like the complaints on here concerning Jeremy Renner being the future of the Mission: Impossible franchise at the ‘ancient’ vintage of 39. You do realise that Harrison Ford was nearly 40 when he played Indiana Jones for the first time, don’t you? As long as Damon stays in shape he could have another decade or more convincing as an action hero.

  • Elitist Prick

    Hell, if Liam Neeson can beat the ever-loving crap out of underworld bad guys, I don’t see why Damon can’t. Sure, he may not have a sexy Irish accent to help him out, but nobody’s perfect.

  • Lose Ferrigno

    Shooting a movie may be a grueling schedule but it is hardly a contact sport. Damon could do these for a number of years although I hope they dont. The stories are relatively boring.

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