Paul Greengrass talks Bourne
Whilst promoting Captain Phillips, director Paul Greengrass was asked about a return to Bourne, and here's what he had to say...
Paul Greengrass' thriller, Captain Phillips, is set to open the BFI London on October 9th and at the festival launch the director was asked about a franchise he was involved with previously: the Bourne series. Greengrass directed the second and third instalments, regarded as the high points of the franchise to date, so inevitably fans of the series are keen to have him return, particularly as the involvement of Matt Damon is linked to that of Greengrass.
Chatting to Empire about a potential return, Greengrass admitted that "I've absolutely no idea. I'm not being funny but, no, that's just a figment of someone's imagination". He then went on to comment on the last time he and Damon discussed the Bourne franchise. "Quite a while ago. We might have a laugh about it, but a serious conversation? Not for a long time".
He concluded talk on the matter with the following: "Um...listen, I loved the Bourne movies. I loved making them but it's like anything in life, you've got to move on and do different things".
For the most part Damon and Greengrass have been pretty firm on their stance for some time now, although Damon has occasionally offered small hints he may be open to a return in interviews. Even with both Damon and Greengrass doing excellent work outside of the series it speaks volumes of what they achieved that they're still be asked about a return six years after the release of The Bourne Ultimatum.
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