Collider reports 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.“I do like the Bourne series, and I do think that’s an opportunity for different filmmakers to come in now,” Marshall explained. “So, I’m hoping that we can find a new story for Bourne and a new filmmaker. We are looking.”
Doug Liman directed The Bourne Identity before the acclaimed action filmmaker Paul Greengrass took over for The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum. He then returned for the series’ fifth entry, Jason Bourne, while the Jeremy Renner-led spin-off, The Bourne Legacy, was directed by Tony Gilroy.
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The fourth instalment, The Bourne Legacy, was set in the same universe as its predecessors but the 2012 action-thriller did not star Matt Damon in the lead role. Instead, the story centred around black-ops agent Aaron Cross, an original character played by Renner.
It is not yet known whether Damon or Renner would be returning for the prospective sixth film in the franchise, though Damon previously expressed a lack of interest in returning to the series without Greengrass in the director’s chair.
To read the decrypted Bourne franchise files, take a look at IGN’s History of Jason Bourne.
Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.