Latest News on The Bourne Identity

July 9, 2014

Dwayne Johnson Heeds The Janson Directive Opens in new window

Universal wants Johnson for the lead in "a Jason Bourne-esque franchise" spun from Robert Ludlum's book. More...

June 10, 2013

Burt Reynolds Might Have Been Jason Bourne Opens in new window

A recent lawsuit laments the loss of the "Bourne" that fell through in the early '80s. More...

August 16, 2011

Is Brad Pitt The Gray Man? Opens in new window

He's in talks for the adaptation of Mark Greaney's assassin-on-the-run thriller. More...

April 22, 2011

Weekly Ketchup: Jeremy Renner Is the New Bourne Star Opens in new window

This Week's Ketchup saw many casting announcements, including new roles for Elizabeth Banks, Tom Cruise, James Franco, Jeremy Renner, Winona Ryder, Jason Statham and Denzel Washington and Bruce Willis. Also included in the news cycle are stories about The Bourne Legacy, Fast Six, The Hunger Games and Prom 2. More...

February 27, 2010

Damon and Greengrass Say Bourne Is Buried Opens in new window

Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are out promoting "Green Zone," fielding plenty of questions about a possible fourth "Bourne" movie -- and bringing bad news for fans hoping for another sequel -- in the process. More...

February 1, 2010

Matt Damon Says a Bourne Prequel Could Be Next Opens in new window

Looking forward to another "Bourne" sequel? According to Matt Damon, you might see "a prequel of some kind with another actor and another director" first. More...

August 21, 2009

New Writer Hired for Fourth Bourne Film Opens in new window

With George Nolfi tied up on "The Adjustment Bureau," Universal has hired Josh Zetumer to come up with a new script for the fourth installment in the "Bourne" series. More...

August 7, 2009

Doug Liman Is a Real Life Action Hero Opens in new window

"Bourne Identity" director Doug Liman was boating in the Hudson River when he saw a cargo ship plow into a speedboat -- and then he helped rescue the four passengers, all of whom survived. More...

August 4, 2009

Matt Damon Talks More Bourne Opens in new window

If it happens, it won't come together for some time, but according to Matt Damon, the door is open for a fourth "Bourne" film. More...

April 13, 2009

Fourth Bourne Arriving in 2011? Opens in new window

Producer Frank Marshall has apparently joined the ranks of famous folks on Twitter -- where he's announced that the fourth "Bourne" movie is on track for summer 2011. More...

December 9, 2008

Frank Marshall Preps Fourth Bourne Movie Opens in new window

Thanks to a new deal with the Robert Ludlum estate, Universal has access to the late author's entire library -- and according to producer Frank Marshall, one of those books may have already been targeted to form the basis for the next installment in the "Bourne" series. More...

November 21, 2008

Universal Pacts with Ludlum Estate Opens in new window

Universal and the Robert Ludlum estate have inked a deal that gives the studio first-look rights to all of the late author's novels, as well as exclusive control over the film exploits of a certain Jason Bourne. More...

October 17, 2008

Next Bourne Sequel Gets a Writer Opens in new window

Eager to move ahead with a fourth "Bourne" film, Universal has hired George Nolfi to write the screenplay. More...

February 15, 2008

Exclusive: Doug Liman Has Designs on Bond Opens in new window

The Jumper helmer tells RT that though he reinvigorated the spy genre with Bourne Identity and had the producers of Bond terrified; it was that franchise he always wanted to do. More...

February 14, 2008

Box Office Preview: Four New Candidates Arrive For Presidents' Day Opens in new window

The annual convergence of the Valentine's Day and Presidents' Day holidays has lead to a unique situation this year as studios are all releasing their wide openers on Thursday hoping for strong five-day starts for their pictures. More...

December 5, 2007

Angelina Jolie Set to Star as Real-Life Spy Opens in new window

Angelina Jolie is readying a return to the spy thriller genre -- with a twist. More...

October 25, 2007

Hollywood Braces for Writers' Strike Opens in new window

We're just a few days away from the Writers Guild strike deadline, and things aren't looking good. More...

August 26, 2007

Video Exclusive: Paddy Considine Talks Bourne Ultimatum With RT Opens in new window

The legendary British thesp chats about this year's freshest action movie. More...

August 2, 2007

Greengrass Shot Bourne Ultimatum in Public Opens in new window

The Bourne Ultimatum has more of the car chases and fight scenes that Bourne fans love, but one sequence that already has everyone talking is a simple pursuit sequence. In London's crowded Waterloo tube station, Bourne tries to guide a source out of the range of snipers. There was no way to fake that, so director Paul Greengrass used his own tactics to complete the scene. More...

August 2, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Bourne Comes Home To Reclaim Box Office Title Opens in new window

Matt Damon aims to gun down his competitors and rule the North American box office this weekend with The Bourne Ultimatum, the third in the popular spy series, which opens on Friday aiming to sell more tickets than the frame's four other new wide releases combined. More...

July 23, 2007

Damon Worn Out on Bourne Ultimatum Opens in new window

The Bourne Ultimatum continues the fast paced, brutal fight scenes of the series as Jason Bourne takes out formidable bad guys. Three movies into the franchise, Matt Damon is starting to feel his age. More...

April 20, 2007

First Trailer for "The Bourne Ultimatum" Online Opens in new window

In 2002, "The Bourne Identity" grossed about $213 million worldwide. In 2004, "The Bourne Supremacy" hit $288 million. More importantly ... they're both damn good spy thrillers. The third chapter, "The Bourne Ultimatum," hits theaters later this summer, but the first trailer just arrived. More...

March 29, 2007

International "Bourne Ultimatum" Trailer Hits the Web Opens in new window

It seems laughable now, but in the months leading up to Matt Damon's debut as amnesiac hitman Jason Bourne in 2002's "The Bourne Identity," there was a lot of talk about whether or not audiences would accept Damon as an action hero -- or even a leading man, for that matter. More...

February 27, 2007

"Hulk," "Sweeney" & "Bourne" Production Updates Opens in new window

Just a few tidbits of production info on a trio of highly-anticipated project: Universal's "Hulk" follow-up, Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd" movie, and the second sequel to "The Bourne Identity." More...

January 31, 2007

On-Set Video from Bourne's Final "Ultimatum" Opens in new window

Down for some videos shot from someone on (OK, near) the set of the newest Jason Bourne movie? Dying to see Matt Damon waving politely at a bunch of nearby fans? Well, good for you because someone's got videos just like that! More...

December 11, 2006

Bourne's Identity Revealed in "Ultimatum" Opens in new window

We thought "The Bourne Identity" was revealed at the end of the first film, but his "Supremacy" confirmed there was more to the story. Now, Matt Damon promises that the third film, "The Bourne Ultimatum" will finally find Jason Bourne knowing his whole story. More...

November 2, 2006

Edgar Ramirez to Play "Bourne Ultimatum" Villain Opens in new window

We've been hearing a lot of "maybe" names regarding the villain role in the third "Bourne" adventure, and now comes word that Edgar Ramirez has landed the role of Paz, a.k.a. The Guy Who Wants To Kill Jason Bourne. More...

October 13, 2006

Paddy Considine Becomes First Actual European In "The Bourne Ultimatum" Cast Opens in new window

Doesn't it seem like there are an awful lot of Americans in Jason Bourne's European travels these days? Yeah, I know, it's the whole former CIA secret assassin operation thing, but still?that's why it's nice to know that Paddy Considine -- a real live Brit -- has joined the cast of "The Bourne Ultimatum," the upcoming third installment of Matt Damon's starring franchise. More...

October 9, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Leo and Matt Face Off at #1 with The Departed Opens in new window

Martin Scorsese scored the best opening of his career, and his first number one film in fifteen years, with the star-studded gangster thriller "The Departed," which led the North American box office over the Columbus Day holiday weekend. More...

October 3, 2006

Gael Garcia Bernal Could Be Next "Bourne" Villain Opens in new window

First we hear that David Strathairn has joined the cast of "The Bourne Ultimatum," and now comes word that international star Gael Garcia Bernal is on the top of the producers' list for the role of Head Baddie. More...

July 17, 2006

Robin Williams On Board "Bourne 3"? Opens in new window

Cinescape starts the week off with another interesting rumor about Robin Williams: Allegedly he's being considered for a crucial role in the third (and probably final) Jason Bourne adventure, which will be called "The Bourne Ultimatum." Matt Damon and Julia Stiles are already scheduled to return. More...

May 30, 2006

Julia Stiles Back with the "Bourne" Brigade Opens in new window

ComingSoon.net's Edward Douglas had a little chat with Julia Stiles during her "Omen" press junket, and the lovely young lady dropped some very good news regarding her return to the "Bourne" series. More...

March 29, 2006

Kidman & Kinberg to Collaborate on a Lady Spy Flick Opens in new window

Statuesque star Nicole Kidman and successful screenwriter Simon Kinberg ("Mr. & Mrs. Smith," "X-Men: The Last Stand") aim to work together over Fox, and the project is presently being described as a female version of "The Bourne Identity." Kidman? More...

January 6, 2006

"Chicken" Scribes Make Another Link with Disney Opens in new window

The Hollwood Reporter brings news of a new pitch that's been sold from "Chicken Little" screenwriters Ron Friedman & Steve Bencich to Disney, and it can basically be summed up in three words: Monkey Spy Adventure. More...

November 11, 2005

Doug Liman to "Jump" Start Teleportation Trilogy Opens in new window

Variety reports on what's next for untraditional action director Doug Liman ("The Bourne Identity," "Mr. & Mrs. Smith"): It's the first flick in an action trilogy about a teenager who discovers the wonder of full-body teleportation. More...

October 19, 2005

"Smith" & "Firefly" Scribes to Collaborate on Sci-Fi "Bourne" Opens in new window

Screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg and his pal Brett Matthews will soon be collaborating on a big science fiction epic for Universal, says Variety, and Mr. Kinberg compares the project to a sci-fi Jason Bourne exploit. More...

July 26, 2005

New Line Has an Agressively Female "Rhythm Section" Opens in new window

Described as a "female Bourne Identity," "The Rhythm Section" is soon to come pouring out of New Line, says Variety. Based on the first in a series of novels by Mark Burnell, "Section" looks to be a potential action franchise in the making. More...

May 27, 2005

Get Your Very First Peek at One "Grimm" Movie Poster Opens in new window

Blackfilm.com is the very first movie site to share with us the official one-sheet for Terry Gilliam's "The Brothers Grimm." (Yeah, it's just some skimpy poster news, but it's a slow news week and a LOT of people have been looking forward to "Grimm" for quite some time now!) Scheduled for release on July 29th, "The Brothers Grimm" is "a fictional action-adventure tale about folklore collectors and brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm ... While traveling from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures, they encounter a real sorceress with terrifying powers." More...

May 11, 2005

George Clooney to Become "Michael Clayton" Opens in new window

The Hollywood Reporter lets us know what's up next on the docket for the ever-cool George Clooney. Screenwriter Tony Gilroy ("The Bourne Identity") will make his directorial debut on "Michael Clayton," and Mr. Clooney will be stepping into the title role. More...

May 10, 2005

Trailer Bulletin: "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" Opens in new window

We've probably all seen the first teaser trailer by now, but now comes an all-new theatrical trailer for "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," the upcoming action thriller from "The Bourne Identity" director Doug Liman. More...

May 3, 2005

Matt Damon Wants to Play "Marco Polo" Opens in new window

Variety reports that screenwriter William Monahan ("Kingdom of Heaven") has been tapped by Warner Bros. to pen a historical epic about the legendary explorer Marco Polo. More...

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