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Greengrass Says No, Damon Says Later to Another "Bourne"



    Having reunited for "Green Zone," director Paul Greengrass and star Matt Damon knew that doing press for their new film would inevitably entail a deluge of questions about the possibility of them doing a third "Bourne" film together. 

    "Listen, I just love the Bourne franchise, number one, and I owe it a great deal, and I gave my all on the two films that I made," Greengrass told Coming Soon. "But when I was honest with myself last autumn, and I was starting to get going on other things, you just come to a point where you realize you've done it. You don't have anything more to contribute... I loved it and I want it to continue."

    Greengrass went on to dispel rumors of a rift between him and Universal over "Bourne," insisting that he still has a good relationship with the company and that they'll likely make more movies together.

    Damon, for his part, didn't say he was done with the role, but he has said in the past that he wouldn't do it without Greengrass, and made a point of explaining how easy it would be for the franchise to continue without them -- until they were ready to come back.

    "Green Zone"

    [NATL] "Green Zone"
    Based on the non-fiction book Imperial Life in the Emerald City, by Washington Post reporter Rajiv Chandrasekaran, the thriller follows rogue Army office wading through bad intel in an effort to keep the Iraq War from escalating.
    (Published Thursday, March 11, 2010)

    "He's got his memory back three times now. I don't think anybody wants to see me say 'I don't remember' again, but I think what we could do is that you can do some movies with another actor... and he's Jason Bourne... so it just becomes like a 007," said Damon. "So then if Paul and I come back and do a fourth one in ten years, we'll pass it onto someone else and then the thing can kind of go on."