George Nolfi is Bourne again

bourne-4Word on the street (a.k.a. Variety) is that Bourne Ultimatum co-writer George Nolfi has signed on to write a fourth Bourne movie, from an original story — which doesn’t mean much, since the films have (according to fans) had little connection to the Robert Ludlum books, save for the titles, amnesia, and some character names. Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton) has been involved in writing all three films to date; this will be the first Bourne film without him.

The article states that Paul Greengrass, the director of the second and third installments, as well as the fantastic Bloody Sunday, and Matt Damon have been attached since February, but as of March, both had denied any official attachment, with Damon saying, “We’re all for doing a fourth movie but it means coming up with a good story. There are a lot of things that would have to happen before we would sign up for it.”

Getting a screenplay started is obviously a good first step towards make a fourth film, but it’s not a sure thing just yet. Damon and Greengrass have already teamed up again, however, with an Iraq war drama called Green Zone — an adaptation of Imperial Life in the Emerald City (adapted by Greengrass himself) — currently in post-production and targeting a 2009 release.

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Posted on October 17, 2008 at 10:18 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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