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    So to reboot it, we need to come up with something completely new," he says, explaining why the eleven-month turnaround that Universal Pictures wanted didn't feel doable.

    Hi,

    What does "turnaround" exactly mean in the context?

    (It's Matt Damon talking why he decided to walk away from the Bourne franchise.)

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    Default Re: eleven-month turnaround

    This needs more context, but I am assuming they wanted to "turn around" the direction of the company. From losing money to profit, I imagine.

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    Default Re: eleven-month turnaround

    Quote Originally Posted by rainous View Post
    So to reboot it, we need to come up with something completely new," he says, explaining why the eleven-month turnaround that Universal Pictures wanted didn't feel doable.

    Hi,

    What does "turnaround" exactly mean in the context?

    (It's Matt Damon talking why he decided to walk away from the Bourne franchise.)
    Not a teacher,Nor a native
    I think "turnaround " means the time it takes someone to deal with sth.
    turnaround - definition of turnaround by Macmillan Dictionary ,meaning #2
    I assume maybe Matt Damon thought that eleven-month was not long enough to complete the fourth installment of the Jason Bourne franchise, so he decided to walk away from the Bourne franchise.

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    Default Re: eleven-month turnaround

    Thanks for your explanation.

    But I'm still not sure how changing the direction of company gets collocated
    with the concept of time period like eleven months. Does that mean the company is thinking
    they can turn things around in 11 months?

    Here is the extended excerpt from the article. I don't think there is much to it.

    With the Bourne franchise, which has earned more than $1 billion worldwide, he has proved his box-office clout. And then he turned his back on it, at least temporarily. What other A-lister would have walked away from the fourth Bourne film (and an estimated $20 million payday) because, he says, he and director Paul Greengrass felt that the tight timetable set by the studio would endanger its chances of being good? "That's a pretty striking move," Rudin says.

    Damon says they had no choice. "If you look at the first three movies, we kind of pounded that idea of identity and amnesia into the ground. We really got everything out of it that we could. So to reboot it, we need to come up with something completely new," he says, explaining why the eleven-month turnaround that Universal Pictures wanted didn't feel doable.



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    Default Re: eleven-month turnaround

    Quote Originally Posted by masterding View Post
    Not a teacher,Nor a native
    I think "turnaround " means the time it takes someone to deal with sth.
    turnaround - definition of turnaround by Macmillan Dictionary meaning #2
    I assume maybe Matt Damon thought that eleven-month was not long enough to complete the fourth installment of the Jason Bourne franchise, so he decided to walk away from the Bourne franchise.
    So eleven-month turnaround basically refers to the production period?

    I have a feeling you are right on the money.

    Could our English experts verify this?

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    Default Re: eleven-month turnaround

    So eleven-month turnaround basically refers to the production period?
    I think so.

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    Default Re: eleven-month turnaround

    I don't know movie jargon, but that seems right based on context.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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