"It's really the studio's fault for putting themselves in that position," Damon told GQ about the studio cutting a deal with Gilroy to do one script for 'Ultimatum' for "an exorbitant of money."
"I don't blame Tony for taking a boatload of money and handing in what he handed in. It's just that it was unreadable. This is a career-ender. I mean, I could put this thing up on eBay and it would be game over for that dude. It's terrible. It's really embarrassing. He was having a go, basically, and he took his money and left."
Damon and Greengrass brought in Scott Z. Burns (who wrote 'Contagion' for Steven Soderbergh) and George Nolfi to touch things up -- which they did. 'Ultimatum' was a smash hit with critics and audiences alike -- something that Damon perhaps remembered when calling up GQ to clarify his Gilroy-focused slams.
"If I didn't respect him and appreciate his talent, then I really wouldn't have cared," he said. "My feelings were hurt. That's all. And that's exactly why I shouldn't have said anything. This is between me and him. So saying anything publicly is fucking stupid and unprofessional and just kind of douchey of me."
'The Bourne Legacy' -- which stars Jeremy Renner and leaves the door open for Damon's Jason Bourne to return -- arrives in theaters in August of 2012. Tony Gilroy is the director.
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