‘Jason Bourne’ Franchise Could Continue With New Story And New Filmmaker

Remember Treadstone? That was the Jason Bourne TV series that was expected to continue the long-running franchise. Well, it didn’t last very long, canceled after just one season by USA. So what happens to Bourne now? Producer Frank Marshall has an idea, and you’ll be shocked to know that plans are in the works to bring the sleeper agent back.

Marshall told Collider that Bourne is far from dead, and is the perfect vehicle for filmmakers to come in and make their name…

“I do like the ‘Bourne’ series, and I do think that’s an opportunity for different filmmakers to come in now. So, I’m hoping that we can find a new story for ‘Bourne’ and a new filmmaker. We are looking.”

Scoring top directors has hardly been a problem for the Bourne franchise, though. It began with Doug Liman on The Bourne Identity, followed by Paul Greengrass on the next two sequels, then longtime franchise writer Tony Gilroy on the lackluster spinoff The Bourne Legacy. Finally, Greengrass returned for Jason Bourne, which also failed to reinvigorate despite the reunion with Matt Damon.

So what this sounds like to me is Bourne producers reaching out to up ‘n coming filmmakers, like the Bad Boys for Life duo of Adil & Bilall, to give the franchise a new look and feel. We’ll see, but I think it could use a few years off.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.