The moviemaker is just starting work on the series' third movie, The Bourne Ultimatum, and is flattered 007 producers are making a conscious effort to transform the suave superspy into a grittier character.
He says, "Well, you know what they say? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. That's honestly what I think. I think there's a big difference between James Bond and Jason Bourne.
"I think James Bond is the secret agent who likes being a secret agent and likes killing people. He's a misogynist, an old-fashioned imperialist, and Jason Bourne is an outsider on the run and he's one of us and he's fighting against them, I think. That's the profound difference, and that's why I like Bourne."
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