We imagine a modern Max will be, like most action films these days, massively influenced by Bourne.
If that’s the case, and we’re going to see Max do close-up martial arts while a camera wobbles like it was left on a three-legged table, why not cast the actual Bourne?
Sure, Damon's a bit... dull to play an eccentric psychopath, but at least the fights will be exciting. What we'll be able to make out of them, anyway.
Not even close. If Miller’s going for Mild Mannered Max, then by all means cast Damon. If not, he’s probably a little bit too mellow for Max.