HAY GUYZE PASS ME THE COOKIE CUTTER. Sorry, I'm being flippant - but it seems that wheels are in motion on a fourth Bourne film.
Universal are limping from terrible bets on stinkers like Van Helsing, which they evidently had hoped would spawn a nice fat franchise for them, and are apparently interested in putting a stick up Jason Bourne's arse and making him dance.
Yes, so, The Bourne Ultimatum has grossed close to $350 million to date. And yes there are more books to adapt (Lecacy, Sanction and Betrayal. As in, Robert Ludlum goes into a publisher's office and says, yes, I sanction you to betray my legacy).
The problems are at least twofold: Matt Damon seemed totally wiped on the idea of more Bourne during the press hoopla for the last film. He just didn't seem to want to make any more, and he has to put a lot into the part to make it work - I'm talking about being buff, not being Hamlet.
And also, the forthcoming books are Ludlum TM titles, more than part-written by Eric van Lustbader. Maybe the Bond films can survive deviating from author canon (Goldeneye was actually good!), but departing from the original trilogy is seldom a good move (cue a million lightsabres drooping).
Bourne is a good action hero and the films aren't half bad. But really, more?