The Wrap reported that Universal Pictures announced that Tony Gilroy has been signed on to write a treatment for the fourth instalment of the Bourne franchise which is currently titled ‘The Bourne Legacy’.
Gilroy is credited with working on the screen play for the entire Bourne trilogy as well as a few other interesting films including ‘The Devil’s Advocate’, ‘Proof of Life’ and ‘State of Play’. He also wrote and directed both ‘Michael Clayton’ and ‘Duplicity’.
Neither Matt Damon or Paul Greengrass are currently attached to the project, rumours are that while Universal would like them both onboard they are willing to proceed without them if necessary.
Bourne 4 is tentatively scheduled for release in 2012 though much could change between now and then!
As a fan of the Bourne franchise I’m a little mixed on seeing another sequel being made, the Bourne Ultimatum certainly had a nice sense of resolution to the trilogy, though if the quality was maintained a sequel could be really good. Alternatively how about a prequel to Identity? The film could explore more of the characters path leading up to the failed mission that resulted in his amnesia.
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