Universal Signs Deal To Continue 'Bourne' Franchise
Posted on Fri Nov 21, 2008 02:29 PM PDT

Movies DamonBourne200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Universal Studios has signed a long term deal that allows them to continue making films based on the Jason Bourne character, the studio announced today.

The studio's three "Bourne" movies, starring Matt Damon, have grossed nearly $1 billion worldwide.

"The Bourne films have redefined the action genre with their smart and fast-paced approach," said President of Production for Universal Pictures Donna Langley. "We look forward to bringing more Bourne stories to fans all over the globe."

A fourth "Bourne" film is currently in development. Matt Damon has agreed to return as Jason Bourne and Paul Greengrass is set to direct.