At the 34th Annual Saturn Awards on Tuesday, June 24, 'Bourne' producers revealed that the fourth 'Bourne' franchise is underway and they have set their eyes on 2010 release.
Though previously "The Bourne Ultimatum" has been suggested to be the last of the action drama series to be produced, in early 2008, words are buzzing around the possibility of Universal Pictures making another "Bourne" movie. With a revealing interview with "Bourne" producers recently, it was unveiled that the speculation is true after all.
On the red carpet at the 34th Annual Saturn Awards on Tuesday, June 24, producers Frank Marshall and Tom Crowley confirmed to IESB.net that the fourth film "Untitled Bourne 4 Project" is indeed on the way. In fact, the producers already have one particular release year in mind. Unearthing their plan on the fourth movie, Marshall enthusiastically said, "Hopefully we will be shooting next summer for release in 2010."
On the story, Marshall suggested that they have been working on the storyline because the fourth novel about amnesiac CIA assassin is not being written by Robert Ludlum. "There was a fourth book written, but it was not by Mr. Ludlum," Marshall explained. "So we're probably going to take our own direction and we're working on what that storyline's gonna be right now." About whether Bourne will return to America, the producer gushed, "I think he's headed down south. I think he's headed to South America." The video interview with both producers can be seen through IESB.
The last "Bourne" film, "Bourne Ultimatum", has received a critical and commercial success upon its released on August 3, 2007. The third film's franchise starring Matt Damon, Julia Stiles and David Strathairn has been awarded with three Oscars for Best Film Editing, Best Sound and Best Sound Editing at the 80th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24 and it has collected as much as $442.9 million from the worldwide market.