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Just when we thought Jason Bourne had crushed every crooked government agency there is to crush, we hear that Paul Greengrass has signed on to direct number four in the increasingly popular Bond-a-like franchise.

Matt Damon has also agreed to step once again into the boots of America’s foremost chop-socky amnesiac, but has to finish work on two other films prior to shooting a fourth Bourne: first up is another Greengrass collaboration, an adaptation of Rajiv Chandrasekaran’s ‘Imperial Life in the Emerald City’ centring on Baghdad’s Green Zone.

The other film is Steven Soderbergh’s ‘The Informant’ where Damon plays a whistle-blower who testifies against the US government (Michael Mann’s ‘The Insider’, anyone?).

What Bourne still has left to achieve in his action-packed life remains a mystery, as by the end of his last film he had 90 per cent of CIA top brass with their metallic grey suit trousers around their ankles. Time Out predicts the fourth film will be called ‘The Bourne Incapacity’ and it will see Damon engage in a monumental row with his local benefits office who refuse to offer him back pay for the time he was suffering from amnesia.

Author: Time Out



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Tony Parton
Tony Parton

Loved the final comments. I can see the opening scene now. It begins with a tense office scenario where he is being interviewed by a barely trained Civil Servant who pretends to be a nurse. She upsets him by asking deeply personal questions about the nature of his incapacity. He leaves. The door closes firmly and she stamps the form she was signing with the red ink a word. "Rejected" It then cuts to three weeks later. He's already gone a week without his money before the Letter comes through the door stating that his claim has been refused. It's back dated 14 days and they only gave him 7 to appeal. However he is getting assistance from a friendly Job centre employee with an inside track who finds that the gvmnt has conspired to reduce the amount it spends on benefit claimants without actually cutting the amount awarded. Now Jason Bourne is directly in combat with David Cameron. Will he kill the PM? Will he meet up with Pamela Landy? Will Moby sing the same song but with different word for a 4th time??? Can't wait for the film and really enjoyed your article here. Thank you. T



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