Bourne franchise

July 30th, 2007

The new Bourne movie is out this week, and my wife is definitely going to watch it. In fact, we have a code-word for every chase-the-wrong-guy-who-eventually-wins movie that came out recently (The Contract and Shooter come to mind). Instead of reading the plot summary, i say “it’s just like Bourne” and we’re done. She just has to watch it.

So what is next for Bourne franchise? After Bourne Identity in 2002 and Bourne Supremacy in 2004 comes the new Bourne Ultimatum. It looks like it starts to follow the James Bond franchise (which is, accidentally, the highest worldwide grossing one, but that will most probably fall to Harry Potter that still has two more to go). And if you have any doubts, just look at the initials of the main characters’ names :)

So, will Matt Damon be replaced as Jason Bourne? He’s 37 years old, just four less than Sean Connery was in his last “real” Bond movie (he did come back 12 years later for one more role, though). Which brings an interesting question – how would they name the movies if Matt Damon just goes on unreplaced? Will we see some of these in 15-20 years?

  • Bourne Hip Replacement
  • Bourne Moving to Florida
  • Bourne Hearing Aid
  • Bourne Bingo