Seven years after The Bourne Ultimatum closed out Matt Damon's Jason Bourne trilogy, Universal Pictures is finalizing deals with the actor and filmmaker Paul Greengrass for a new Bourne adventure.

In the years that followed The Bourne Ultimatum, Matt Damon often said he would not return to make another Jason Bourne movie unless Paul Greengrass was back to direct. The actor revealed in May that he is still open to playing Jason Bourne again, although the actor and filmmaker could not come up with a story that interested them both.

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While it isn't known who is writing this new version, the studio is so high on the idea that they plan on fast-tracking this untitled project into production, which would take the July 15, 2016 release date already given to director Justin Lin's Untitled Jason Bourne Sequel. That project is a follow-up to 2012's The Bourne Legacy which starred Jeremy Renner as another Treadstone agent, Aaron Cross. That follow-up is still in development, and Universal intends to continue that series as well.

Deadline reports that deals for both Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are expected to be finalized very soon.

Matt Damon is making The Martian next with director Ridley Scott, which is reportedly set to begin shooting this November. It's possible that Matt Damon may jump right from The Martian to this new Jason Bourne project, if Universal is planning on putting it on the fast track. Paul Greengrass is circling a number projects including The Ballad of Richard Jewell starring Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio.

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