What next for The Bourne movies?
The Bourne Legacy is released today, and while I wasn't exactly a fan of the film, it's opened on top of the American box-office with a solid $40 million over its first three days. Director Tony Gilroy has spoken to Collider.com about the direction he took with the new film and what's next.
"We’re really saying that Edward Norton has been there for the whole 13 years and sitting beside you in the theatre watching this all go on." He told the movie geek website, "A lot of the work that would let you go forward was done then, so it’s more like tending the whole landscape at first. We wanted to be in the position where…look, it was extremely important to me, when I came on, I didn’t come on until the rules were that Matt [Damon] was gone, Matt and Paul [Greengrass] were gone, there was no Jason Bourne. That was the given when I had the first conversation about this. So it was very important to me, extremely important to me, that everything that had happened before be well preserved and be enhanced if possible by what we’re doing now. I think we’re in a good place where we can go in a whole bunch of different directions, and hopefully not in a way where you’re cheesily asking the audience for another ticket on the way out as the movie’s over. I’ve seen some movies that do that and it’s sort of irritating. We don’t to be that, but we want to leave ourselves in a good position to have a whole variety of ways of going forward."
Fairly ambiguous stuff by the sounds of it, but the jury is still out as to whether or not we'll see Damon back or Renner as the new star - reviews have been middle of the road and box-office while solid isn't spectacular.
Story by Mike Sheridan | 13:05 | Monday 13th August 2012 | Movie News
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