I agree, gh -- I'm not much of a fan usually of the political-spy-action-thriller type movie, but I really enjoyed both Bourne movies; actually preferred the second one, despite/because of its darker mood. Looking forward to the next one (and I hope they stop with #3).
I have collected and read about ten of Robert Ludlums novels, still check used book stores for those I am missing.
From this dedicated perspective, I don't see Pitt in this role... too "pretty" and not physical enough.. would come off like an early Bond..but then, I am not the casting director.
New Bourne film coming out in August called "Bourne Legacy". No Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, but Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross. He's part of the Outcome program –"Treadstone without the inconsistency" - and that he can heal remarkably well. The trailer is on youtube.
I think Damon didn't want to do a sequel because he thought the character had nothing else to do. He gave the excuse that he would do another one if Paul Greengrass was Director, but Paul Greengrass had said he wouldn't do another one.
Anyway, I thought a good sequel would be James Bond ordered by H.M.S.S. to capture or kill Jason Bourne.
Actually, for that genre, I prefer the Donald Hamilton series, Matt Helm. The Dean Martin movies were a parody. Helm was ex CIA and his highest tech device was a foil covered belt buckle, which when the foil came off, was sharp and made a pretty deadly weapon. I think there were about 8 or 9 stories.