Getting the fourth "Bourne Identity" film made could involve more twists and turns than the spy thrillers themselves, especially now that a director has been hired but the leading man remains MIA!
Deadline.com reports that screenwriter Tony Gilroy will both script and direct the next "Bourne" movie, but actor Matt Damon is still wavering over whether he'll reprise his role as amnesiac assassin Jason Bourne.
Damon, 39, has reportedly said that he would only do another "Bourne" if Paul Greengrass, who directed the second and third installments, were brought back as well.
And that seems like a mission impossible.
Besides the fact that Gilroy has been put in charge, Greengrass has officially abandoned the project. According to Deadline.com, Greengrass previously bowed out of "Bourne 4" because he was upset that Universal began developing it while he and Damon were making the war drama "Green Zone."
Regardless of whether Damon, whose otherworldly drama "Hereafter" arrives in theaters Oct. 22, is "Bourne" again, Universal intends to make the film even if means hiring a new actor for the gig.
Mark Wahlberg, expect a phone call.