Just a few minutes ago I attended a press conference for Warner Bros. “The Informant!” here in Toronto. After the press conference ended, I managed to ask Matt Damon some questions about the possibility of a 4th “Bourne” movie. Since he’s been giving the same answer for the last few weeks about needing to find the right story to justify making the film, I wanted to know if he’d actually read any of the drafts that the studio has been developing and what he thought. According to Matt, he hasn’t. But that’s not the big news, as Matt told me in a few weeks he’ll be meeting up with director Paul Greengrass in New York City to finally discuss making the 4th movie! More after the jump:
According to Matt, Paul has been working non-stop for 6 years and he’s currently taking a much needed vacation. But once the vacation ends, he’s meeting Matt in NYC to actually talk about making the film!
While I can’t confirm what I’m about to say, I’ve heard Matt has an opening in his schedule in 2010 to make the 4th “Bourne” movie if it comes together. With the amount of interest from the fans and the studio, I’d really be shocked if this doesn’t happen. But with a meeting in a few weeks, I’d imagine we’ll start to hear more about this very soon. Here’s what Matt said after the press conference ended:
Collider: Everyone always asks about the Bourne franchise and you’ve been giving the same answer that it’s all about the story – which by the way, all the fans of the franchise are loving that answer – but all of us are wondering how likely is it that you guys are going to do another film?
Matt: Look, it’s a question I get a lot from people on the street and I was talking to Paul (Greengrass) and he gets the question a lot too, and he said, “that’s the signal that we really should do another one. People want it.” Also, we love the character and we would love to do another one. For us, that means reuniting with all of our friends who made the other movies and going on another round the world adventure again. So, personally, selfishly, we’d all really like to do it, but we are really serious about trying to get the story and the script right because the only thing more disappointing than not having another one of these movies is, for us or for movie fans is would be to make one that isn’t good. Because everyone would say, “they should have quit after three”. And we’d feel that way too.
Collider: Well I know Universal has had people writing scripts. Have you actually read the drafts that have been coming in?
Matt: Not yet. Paul finished cutting “The Green Zone” except for some effects. It’s coming out in March. He hasn’t had a break literally since he did “The Bourne Supremacy” – which is six years ago now. So he was like I need to take a break…so he’s been on vacation for about three weeks and he’s going to take a few more and then he said he’d come to New York and we’d sit down and we’d talk seriously about it.