Bourne again: Activision relinquishes Bourne rights to Ludlum estate

By Patrick Garratt
31 July 2008 07:51 GMT


Bourne, we hardly knew ye. After only a single game, it seems the high-octane espionage hero is being put out to pasture as a result of the galaxy-like collision between Activision and Blizzard. Luckily, according to Variety, the license is back in the hands of its original owner: the Ludlum estate.

“The Bourne franchise is more valuable today than it was three years ago when we made the original deal with Vivendi,” said Jeffrey Weiner, CEO of Ludlum Entertainment. “This is certainly a great opportunity for us to go back out into the interactive market.”

So, anyone want a re-gifted license whose time in cinema’s spotlight has already long passed? Anyone?

By Nathan Grayson

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