Sure, we're getting more Bourne, according to reports from February, but that doesn't mean we can't get more Robert Ludlum action thrills with a new leading man -- with or without more Jason Bourne. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the next leading Ludlum man will be played by Denzel Washington. There's a package creating buzz in studios that would bring the writer's The Matarese Circle to the big screen, with Washington attached to play Bradley Scofield and Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, who recently penned 3:10 to Yuma, attached to write the script.

As THR describes it, the film focuses on "two secret agents -- an American and a Russian -- who must work together to fight a mysterious group of killers known as the Matarese. The twist: The agents, Bradley Scofield and Vasili Taleniekov, have been nemeses for years, with each responsible for killing someone close to the other." I like that -- two men who have to come together when they have a really good and solid reason not to -- it's not just professional distaste, a stolen lover, or a battle of egos.

Most of the major studios have heard the pitch, but as of yet, none have bitten. I'm sure it will only be a matter of time. How could they say no?