We have known for a while now that The Bourne Identity is getting a fourth chapter. It is no surprise that they would want to continue as these movies are insanely popular and no sign of slowing down just yet.
Bourne Takes Manhattan, Bourne Free or Bourne Symposium looks like it has secured a writer, and he is no stranger to Jason’s adventures.
According to the trades Universal Pictures is moving ahead with its fourth installment of “The Bourne Identity” series, setting George Nolfi to write the script.
Nolfi was co-writer of the third film, which was based on a story by Tony Gilroy.
Though the series is based on the Robert Ludlum novels, the new film won’t be based on a Ludlum title, but rather an original story.
Movies based on books rarely measure up to the books themselves, but I have loved the Bourne movies, so if the book is better I might want to pick those up. However the proposed fourth chapter will be an original work deviating from the books in an independent story.
So that causes a knee jerk reaction, but we do have one of the co-writers from Ultimatum taking the task so I lean towards optimism.
I do like seeing Matt Damon kick some ass. In most of his films he is such a strong personality that he is fun to watch but you just crave to see him put his foot upside someone’s jaw just once. He plays the threat very well. His presence makes you believe this guy is unassuming and common and yet dangerous as hell all at the same time.
I look forward to seeing him in this role again. Hopefully it will be as good as the other chapters.