Universal Pictures is reportedly in the early stages of developing a new installment in the Jason Bourne franchise, following the success of director Edward Berger’s World War I epic All Quiet On The Western Front. The Oscar-winning director is reportedly in negotiations to oversee development and direct the film, according to Deadline.
The studio has not officially commented on the matter, however, and “insiders close to the project” say there is no script at this time. The project is still in its early stages, with Berger’s potential involvement leading to speculation that the Bourne series – which has remained dormant since the 2016 Jason Bourne film and the 2019 Treadstone series – could be gearing up for a revival .
If the agreement with Berger materializes, he would initially be the only one attached to the project. There is currently no other talent on board, but sources suggest that Matt Damon, who played the iconic role of Bourne in four out of five films, would be the first choice to return once the script is finalized. Damon’s involvement is dependent on the quality of the script and story, and no commitment is expected until these elements are in place. Damon has done just that in the past: in 2021, Damon gave up “a lot of money” for a Bourne video game because he didn’t want it to be an FPS.
Berger’s All Quiet On The Western Front received nine Academy Award nominations and won four Academy Awards, including Best International Film. Berger’s track record also extends to television productions, including The Terror and Patrick Melrose, which earned Emmy and BAFTA nominations.
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