No big surprise that the producers of the “Bourne” franchise are already working on getting a fourth installment in the popular Matt Damon action-adventure series into theaters as soon as possible, what with the last entry, “The Bourne Ultimatum” having grossed, as the kids would say, an assload of money.
The biggest risks are in their efforts at landing new franchises, something that, save for the “Bourne” series, has eluded U for quite some time. “Evan Almighty” was but the latest in a series of disappointments that also include the previous regime’s “Van Helsing” and “King Kong.”
On tap is a fourth “Bourne” movie, but their slate is full of efforts to either launch new franchises or resurrect old ones. The latter group include revivals of “The Mummy,” “Hellboy” and “The Incredible Hulk,” as well as another “The Fast and the Furious.”
Matt Damon, being the sound business chap that he is, will no doubt return. I could do without Paul Greengrass’s insane editing and shooting style, but to each his own.