While doing press forThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button, producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy talked up a couple sequels that have nothing to do with one another other than the fact that they probably don't need to be made. First up is the long-rumored Jurassic Park 4, which is a project that seemed to be permanently stuck in development hell. Finally, Kennedy admitted that we've probably seen the last of those dinosaurs: "No... I don't know. You know, when Crichton passed away, I sorta felt maybe that's it. Maybe that's a sign that we don't mess with it." Maybe ...

... but then that means Michael Crichton's life was worth more than Robert Ludlum's life, because folks have no problem continuing the Jason Bourne franchise. In fact, during the same press junket, Frank Marshall said that The Parsifal Mosaic (which doesn't include the Bourne character, and focuses primarily on the threat of nuclear war and a spy who falls for another spy) is a potential source for the fourth installment. Also, Marshall stressed that Matt Damon is not signed on yet, but said that once George Nolfi finishes the script, they hope Damon will hop onboard. Finally, the fourth film will not be based on The Bourne Betrayal, as it was written by a friend of Ludlum's. Says Marshall, "We want to stay true to the original character." Sooo, let's adapt a book that doesn't feature Bourne then and call it a Bourne story, right? Is that staying true to the original character?

[via Coming Soon]

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