Matt Damon recently reasoned that it would be tricky for him to do another Bourne film after The Bourne Legacy tinkered with the events of that universe, but from the sounds of his latest interview, he could still be open to the possibility.
“Neither of us is against it,” he said, referring to director Paul Greengrass. “I would love to do another one. I love that character. To me, the reason to make that movie is because people want to see it. Paul and I have said that to each other.
“We don’t take for granted the fact that we’ve built an audience for Bourne, that’s a real privilege. But our part of that bargain is that the movie is good and belongs with the other three. Until we can deliver that, we just can’t make it.”
When asked what else would have to be in place, Damon’s answer was interesting, revealing that he had previously sounded out Jonathan Nolan as a potential screenwriter.
“Just a couple things, really. Paul Greengrass has to want to do it, and secondly and equally important, it comes down to Paul and I knowing what the hell we want to do. We just don’t have a story, and we haven’t had one.
“I quietly went to Jonah Nolan, because he and his brother Chris did such a brilliant job on Batman and that whole mythology. I just said, can you put your brain on this? I can’t figure it out. And he took a run at it and he couldn’t crack it either. Paul and I have been talking about it for years. And we can’t quite see what the movie would be. If we could get line of sight on that…”
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