Thursday June 9th, 2011 · by Annie

Matt Damon’s second round of cards

Matt Damon is apparently in talks to make a sequel to his poker movie Rounders.

The keen card player was spotted meeting Harvey Weinstein and Ocean’s 13 screenwriters Brian Koppelman and David Levien at New York restaurant Cipriani Downtown to begin work on the script to Rounders 2, the New York Post reports.

Edward Norton, who appeared in the first movie, will reportedly reprise his role in the sequel.

In Rounders Matt played a law student who was lured back into gambling by his old friend, an ex-convict, played by Ed.

The 1998 film flopped at the box office but became a cult hit on DVD

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Monday January 10th, 2011 · by Annie

Matt Damon “I’ll make my own Bourne!”

Matt Damon’s still smarting over Universal ditching him from the fourth Bourne movie, and now says he’d consider making his own Bourne flick without the studio.

The actor inists the rights are available, and he’d happily make the movie with director Paul Greengrass at the helm.

Despite saying he wasn’t against Universal’s plans to continue the series without him and Greengrass, Damon has made it clear he resents the way he found out, hearing about it through the press, like everybody else.

Damon told Empire, “No one told me, literally nobody called me. People think I have inside information, but you can get a sense of where I am in the pecking order.

“I’d do it again with Paul. Universal doesn’t actually own the Bourne character – the estate does – so technically I could go to Warner Bros… and Universal could read about it online.”

Matt Damon played the amnesiac assassin in three movies between 2002 and 2007, while Paul Greengrass helmed the second two movies, Supremacy and Ultimatum, to much critical acclaim.

Last summer Universal announced plans for a fourth movie, which would feature characters from the previous movies, but wouldn’t include Jason Bourne himself, nor would it be directed by Greengrass. Universal did, however, leave the door open for Damon’s return.

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Monday January 10th, 2011 · by Annie

Will Matt Damon Make His Own Bourne Movie?

Despite not being asked back for Universal’s next Jason Bourne movie, star Matt Damon has suggested that he and director Paul Greengrass could legally make their own Bourne movie.

The duo, who teamed up to give us the Bourne Trilogy would, according to Matt Damon, be well within their rights to make their own movie based on the famous spy novels as Universal don’t own the exclusive rights to Jason Bourne’s adventures. Judging from his interview with Empire, it seems that Matt Damon is pretty annoyed that no one has informed him on an official level about Universal’s intentions to make a new Bourne movie without him and Paul Greengrass…

“No one told me, literally nobody called me. People think I have inside information, but you can get a sense of where I am in the pecking order. I’d do it again with Paul [Greengrass]. Universal doesn’t actually own the Bourne character – the estate does – so technically I could go to Warner Bros… and Universal could read about it online.”

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