More Bourne, but still without Bourne.

More Bourne, but still without Bourne.

The Bourne Legacy was released during August 2012 with a change in its headlining star from Matt Damon to Jeremy Renner. Jason Bourne still featured of course, however this was handled though background news references and primarily left as context for this film. Legacy certainly didn’t set the box office on fire with worldwide numbers of approximately $276 million but that doesn’t appear to have left Universal Pictures with any reluctance to keep the franchise moving.

Production on a fifth Bourne film is reported to have begun with Anthony Peckham assigned to produce a script that will continue the story of Aaron Cross portrayed by Jeremy Renner. Peckham’s recent works have included screenplays of Sherlock Holmes and Invictus, both released in 2009.

No mention in terms of who might direct a fifth Bourne film, Tony Gilroy was a writer on the Jason Bourne trilogy before stepping up to direct the fourth installment, given Legacy’s luke warm reception Paramount could be on the lookout for a new director. Further to that any promise of a return of Matt Damon to the franchise also seems to still be unlikely, we’ll just have to wait and see but without Paul Greengrass on board Matt Damon has been adamant that he wouldn’t consider coming back.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.

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