Universal Options "The Wicked + The Divine" for TV Adaptation
Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass may be getting back into the Bourne business.
Twitch reports that Universal Pictures is negotiating with the actor and the filmmaker to return to the lucrative Bourne franchise. According to the website, Damon is said to only be interested in reprising his role as CIA assassin Jason Bourne if Greengrass will agree to direct again.
When Damon left the series following 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum, Universal responded with The Bourne Legacy, a spinoff designed to keep the franchise alive until the actor returned. Starring Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross, the 2012 film grossed $276 million worldwide, leading the studio to hire a screenwriter for a sequel. So where does this apparent development leave Renner & Co.?
Twitch contends “it’s not an either/or scenario” for the two actors; Universal would be happy to juggle both Bourne and Cross, with a crossover always a possibility.