In an unlikely turn of events, it appears that Matt Damon will be reprising his role as Jason Bourne for the next installment in the Bourne Identity franchise, and director Paul Greengrass will be joining him.
Greengrass directed Damon in the second and third parts of the original Bourne trilogy, 2004’s The Bourne Supremacy and 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum (Doug Liman directed the original Bourne Identity in 2002). The duo departed the series after the trilogy was complete, opening the door for The Avengers star Jeremy Renner to step into the franchise as Aaron Cross in 2012’s The Bourne Legacy, which was directed by series writer Tony Gilroy.
2012 was a pretty successful year for Universal. The Bourne Legacy was a legitimate hit at the box office and the Seth MacFarlane comedy Ted was a smashing success. And because of their success, Universal wants to see more from those two films.
THR has learned that the studio is commissioning the development of sequels for both films. They also confirmed that Jeremy Renner would indeed be brought back to reprise Aaron Cross for a new Bourne movie, which could possibly lead up to that crossover with Jason Bourne, the film everyone is waiting for. Though that wasn’t confirmed, NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke said that we can expect to see another Bourne film get developed as soon as Fast Six runs its theatrical course.
What do you get when you combine the action franchise spawned from the best-selling spy thrillers of the late Robert Ludlum that has become one of the most influential movie series of the past 25 years and the smokin’ funky grooves of late 1970’s disco?
Bourne To Be Alive, that’s what.
This video mashes up scenes from all three of the original Jason Bourne adventures – The Bourne Identity (2002), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) – and scenes from the trailers for the forthcoming semi-sequel/franchise reboot The Bourne Legacy with the 1979 dance floor classic “Born to Be Alive” by Patrick Hernadez.
The Bourne franchise proves that no matter how many movies or entries there are, you will only know less than half of the real story. A new trailer has emerged for The Bourne Legacy, and it gives a clearer picture of the characters surrounding the very people involved in the project that made Bourne the dangerous amnesia spy that he is (or was) today. You can check out the trailer below.
Jeremy Renner takes the main character mantle as he begins to be caught up in the conspiracy involving the people behind the Tredstone project. Renner joins fellow series newcomers Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach, and Oscar Isaac, while franchise veterans Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn, and Scott Glenn reprise their roles.
Summer may be just starting, but the summer movie season is already in full swing. The Avengers helped kicked off the season with record-breaking numbers, and it isn’t even the end of May yet. But as May comes to a close, we can look forward to more upcoming summer movies like The Bourne Legacy. A new image from the film has popped up online and it features Jeremy Renner as the new Jason Bourne taking Rachel Weisz‘s mysterious character out of a dangerous situation. Although it looks like they want to go in opposite directions. Check out the full image below.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly – where the new image originated from – Weisz was mysterious and aloof when describing her character.