BOURNE LEGACY aka Bourne 4 Gets A Writing Reboot But Is Matt Damon in?
Screenwriter Tony Gilroy has been hired by Universal Studios to begin work on a fourth installment of the popular “Bourne” franchise. Bourne 4 would be entitled “Bourne Legacy”.
The first three movies in the popular series were penned by author Robert Ludlum, but the name “Bourne Legacy” was a book written by Eric Lustbader in Ludlum’s book series. The plot for Universal’s fourth movie would not come from the book; instead Gilroy will be creating a new storyline from scratch. The first three movies in the franchise grossed $944 million at the box office.
It is unclear if Matt Damon will return to reprise his role as Jason Bourne. Damon has commented in the past that he will not return to the franchise without director Paul Greengrass who directed “Bourne Supremacy” and “Bourne Ultimatum”.
Universal is planning to push the movie through regardless of Damon’s commitment.