Jason Bourne franchise producer, Frank Marshall has revealed that he is on the lookout for a new filmmaker and story for a potential sixth film in the spy-thriller film series. Marshall has been a key player in the Bourne franchise from the beginning, and he offered this update on where Universal may take the title in the near future:
I do like the Bourne series, and I do think that’s an opportunity for different filmmakers to come in now. So, I’m hoping that we can find a new story for Bourne and a new filmmaker. We are looking.
Sources report that Marshall, who worked on all five previous movies in the blockbuster franchise, is keen to restart the film series with a new creative team helming the project.
The question is if the Bourne franchise will pick back up without Matt Damon and if can succeed presumably without the actor? When Jeremy Renner took on the leading role in 2012’s The Bourne Legacy, it pulled the worst numbers for a Bourne sequel: $276 million globally against a budget of $125 million. Do we think Damon will make a comeback?