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Exclusive: After the epic World War I All is quiet on the Western Front After taking home the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, director Edward Berger may have found his next project with one of the biggest action heroes of the century. Sources have told Deadline Universal Pictures is looking to get back to working with Jason Bourne as the studio begins early development on a new installment in the Deadline film series. Jason Bourne Franchise and that Berger is in negotiations to oversee the development and direct the PIC.
Universal could not be reached for comment, and insiders close to the project say there is no script at this time and that it is still in early development. However, Berger was in high demand All is quiet on the Western FrontBig night at the Oscars and if the deal goes through, his involvement in the project will have all parties very excited about the future of the film Born.
If the deal goes through, Berger will be the only annex at this time with no other talent, but insiders add that Matt Damon, who played Bourne in four of the five films, will be approached first to return in the once iconic role. The script has been completed. As always, everything has to be executed perfectly for Damon to consider returning to the series, and that starts with a great script and story, so there’s no commitment from him yet to get it all done.
Like the The Fast and the Furious business franchise, Born It is a very important IP for Universal that has generated massive box office revenue as well as great critical acclaim and is always a highly regarded property at the studio.
As for Berger, his last picture All is quiet on the Western Front, which was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning four, including Best International Picture. The film won five BAFTA Awards including Best Non-English Language Film and Best Director.
The last thing he directed concaveIt is written by Peter Straughan from the best-selling book by Robert Harris, and stars Ralph Fiennes, John Lithgow, Stanley Tucci, and Isabella Rossellini. Focus Features recently acquired the film for distribution.
On the television front, Berger caused a stir outside Germany by producing the series Terrorism With Jared Harris in 2018, Patrick Melrose (Based on the books by Edward St. Aubyn) with Benedict Cumberbatch and Your honor With Bryan Cranston and Michael Stuhlbarg in the lead roles. Patrick Melrose It earned him another round of awards as he was nominated for an Emmy Award in five categories, including Outstanding Limited Series and Best Director, as well as a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
In 2019, the series won four BAFTA Awards, with Berger receiving a BAFTA Award for Best Limited Series. In 2019, he was cast in the film at the Berlinale All the love With Lars Edinger.
He is repped by Range Media Partners, CAA and Casartto Ramsey & Associates.
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