Monday, December 8, 2008

News On The Story For The 4th Bourne

Some rather interesting news has been revealed about the story of the 4th Bourne, originally it was proposed that it will be an original story not based on any of the Bourne novels as Robert Ludlum only wrote 3. But Producer Frank Marshall has revealed that Robert Ludlum's, "The Parsifal Mosaic" could be used as potential source material for Bourne's 4th outing, talking to commingsoon.net he had this to say:
Q: What's happening with "Bourne" now that you have access to the Robert Ludlum library?

Frank Marshall: Well, that's the good news. We now have access to all the Ludlum story ideas. We're going to make the fourth movie from them.

Q: And Matt's signed on?

Marshall: No, the only people signed on right now is George Nolfi, the writer, and me. We have to get a good script and then, hopefully, Matt will follow.

Q: Would this come at all from the new book, "The Bourne Betrayal"?

Marshall: No, the "Bourne Betrayal" was written by a friend of Ludlum's.... It had nothing to do with us.... We want to stay true to the original character.

Q: Any ideas for a "Bourne" title?

Marshall: Well, there's a lot of jokes. "Bourne Again," "Bourne Yesterday," "Bourne Free," "Bourne on the Fourth." I actually want to do that. Call it that and release the movie on the fourth.

Q: Would you want to do a straight adaptation from one of the novels?

Marshall: Actually, there is. "The Parsifal Mosaic" is one that we like.
The Parsifal Mosiac, is not a "Bourne" adventure as a novel, its about "Michael Havelock who is a renegade CIA agent and is wrongly led to believe his girlfriend Jenna Karras has been murdered. When he spots her in Rome, he obsessively puts everything at risk and follows her to France and a mysterious airfield. His findings lead him to a major global conspiracy which could threaten millions, with operatives that go all the way to his commander-in-chief.

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