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Universal apparently signed Tony Gilroy to work on 4th script:

http://www.deadline.com/2010/06/universal-returns-tony-gilroy-to-bourne-4/

They're gonna do the Bourne Legacy by nook or by crook. For me that's great news, cause I want a 4th movie desperately, and I think that a screenwriter who understands the story, the characters and the universe, is indispensible. They can make do without Greengrass, or even Damon, but the screenwriter who penned 3 brilliant stories, is a must.

Thoughts?

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lazaefair
Jun. 17th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
But...Matt Damon IS Jason Bourne. It's not set up like the James Bond franchise, where actor changes are done with a wink and a nod. Anyway, I can't be optimistic about Bourne 4 simply because this just screams of milking the cash cow. That's it. That's the entire motivation. I mean, where the first three were at least following the trilogy footsteps of the book series, this 4th one (remarkably like the Lustbader books) literally has no other reason to exist.
mitasova
Jun. 17th, 2010 07:04 pm (UTC)
I agree that this is being done purely for cash (the 2nd and 3rd were as well, tbh), and it has a nontrivial chance of turning out shit, but what i can say? I freaking love these movies, and I desperately want more of the same. I'm weak.

I don't value the actors to the same extent, they're just tools in the end, and replaceable. Don't get me wrong Damon is a great actor, and he was great as Bourne, but I don't think he's be-all-end-all of this franchise. It's not like some exceptional acting abilities are required to play JB, but Greengrass, the author of a story, is indispensible, he (or his scripts) is the backbone, and I'm glad that he seems to be back. Just my opinion.
mitasova
Jun. 17th, 2010 07:06 pm (UTC)
Gilroy, not Greengrass *headdesk*
atromiti
Jun. 17th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I don't think Damon can be replaced. Greengrass, yes, although with difficulty...Damon? In my eyes, there is no other Bourne. Unfortunately, Damon won't do it without Greengrass. On the other hand, I remember Damon saying that Greengrass would probably change his mind if the right script came along. *fingers crossed*
mitasova
Jun. 18th, 2010 06:22 am (UTC)
I'm sure they were saying the same about Connery, back in the day: "There can't be no other Bond". I think any actor can be replaces, if they do it in a smart way, but I realize that I'm in minority.

And Gilroy on board pretty much means that Greengrass won't be returning - they really don't like each other, from what the press is saying
frust_sheep
Jun. 18th, 2010 09:28 am (UTC)
I agree and cross my fingers, too. Anyway I don't think Demon can be replaced. I hope they don't make that mistake. :)
shangri__la
Jun. 17th, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)
I don't know. No Matt Damon, no ticket from me. As far as I'm concerned, Matt Damon is Jason Bourne. I'm not interested in seeing anyone but Damon in the role.
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