Australia's The Daily Telegraph reports from Cannes that Matt Damon has announced that the next Bourne movie, The Bourne Ultimatum, would be his last turn as the super-spy assassin, despite the franchise earning hundreds of millions of dollars around the world.

At a press conference promoting his next film, Ocean's Thirteen, Damon said "The Bourne thing I'm definitely done with."

The Oscar-winner added, though, that Bourne character may well live on, played by another actor.

The third film in the franchise, The Bourne Ultimatum, part of the series of best-selling action novels by Robert Ludlum about a renegade and lethal former US secret agent, will be released on August 3rd.