Would you like to be that kind of director?
I don’t know that I can. That comes from a lot of experience. The things those three guys have in common is that they have a lot of experience between them. They’ve made a lot of movies. Their understanding of how to tell a film visually is remarkable.
Another director you keep on teaming up with is Paul Greengrass… So, spill the beans, when are we going to see Bourne 4?
Look, it’s a question I get a lot from people on the street and I was talking to Paul 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 – to make one that isn’t good.
Because everyone would say, “They should have quit after three.” And we’d feel that way too. We don’t have the script yet, but hopefully we’ll be shooting in 18 months or so…
And when do we get to see Green Zone – your first non-Bourne film with Paul?
It’s coming out in March. Paul’s finished cutting except for some effects. He hasn’t had a break, literally, since he did The Bourne Supremacy – which is six years ago now. So he’s been on vacation for about three weeks…