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Tony Gilroy will direct as well as write the fourth installment in Universal's Jason Bourne franchise, tentatively titled "Bourne Legacy."According to Variety, while Gilroy's story arc would allow for Matt Damon to reprise his role as Jason Bourne, insiders close to the project have suggested that the studio will seek a new lead if Damon doesn.t agree to return.Earlier this year, Damon said he wouldn't do "Bourne 4" unless Paul Greengrass, who directed the second and third films, returned.Gilroy has written the first three films in the "Bourne" franchise.He has directed "Duplicity" and "Michael Clayton."Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are producing, alongside Captivate Entertainment's Jeffrey Weiner and Ben Smith.Universal is hoping for a 2012 release date. »
- Adnan Tezer
Universal Pictures will add another chapter in its lucrative Jason Bourne series of films. Tony Gilroy, screenwriter of all three previous installments, will pen a treatment for "The Bourne Legacy." So far, indications are that Matt Damon will not reprise his role as Jason Bourne after having stated on record that he will not return unless director Paul Greengrass asssumes his directing duties. Still...the film will be useless without the familiar lead, I'd think. Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are producing once again with Jeffrey Weiner and Ben Smith of Captivate Entertainment »
According to Deadline Universal has hired Tony Gilroy to write the script for Bourne 4. Gilroy has worked on all the past Bourne scripts and has been called “the key screenwriter” behind the Bourne franchise, so it looks like it is in good hands. Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are back to produce and Universal [...] »
Universal Pictures has ditched the two scripts it had in development for a fourth film in the Jason Bourne franchise says the trades.
Tony Gilroy, the acclaimed scribe who worked on all three previous films, has now been hired to write a completely new treatment for a fourth installment with the working title of “The Bourne Legacy".
Despite the title it will not be based on Eric Van Lustbader's book, the fourth novel in the series. The move is unsurprising though as the previous two sequels resembled their literary counterparts in name only.
The treatment will also not utilise any of the work from Josh Zetumer and George Nolfi's two scripts for a fourth "Bourne" that Universal hired them to develop separately last year. Gilroy's also penning a 'Bourne Bible', likely a detailed treatment of the character to serve as a guide for future screenwriters who wish to tackle him. »
- Garth Franklin
Universal has hired Bourne trilogy screenwriter Tony Gilroy to pen a treatment for the fourth installment in the franchise. Tentatively titled The Bourne Legacy, the film will be based on book written by Eric Lustabader in Ludlum’s series. Gilroy wrote the screenplay for all the previous Bourne movies. Deadline reports that Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley will return to produce and that the picture is set for a 2012 release date.
The big question is whether Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass will return. The answer to that question is probably “No.” Damon has said that he’ll only return if Greengrass directs and Greengrass has made it clear that he has no intention of doing so. Deadline speculates that Gilroy’s involvement (plus a potentially-ridiculous payday) could lure Damon back. I’m leaning towards what Damon speculated could happen: that a new actor would take on the Bourne identity »
- Matt Goldberg
Universal has confirmed with EW that Tony Gilroy, the writer for all three Jason Bourne films, will be writing a script for a fourth film. Producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are also returning to the film — tentatively titled The Bourne Legacy — as are Captive Entertainment’s Jeffrey Weiner and Ben Smith. One Bourne alum not currently on board? Matt Damon, who has said he would not return to the franchise without director Paul Greengrass. Universal has not yet confirmed with EW whether or not Damon will star in Legacy. The studio, however, is aiming for a 2012 release. »
- Nicole Sperling
Lionsgate just got a boost for its Cannes sales effort on Abduction, setting Alfred Molina to play a key role in the drama that already stars Twilight Saga hunk Taylor Lautner. Molina will play a dogged CIA agent who is one step behind Lautner but determined to bring him in alive. John Singleton is directing the Shawn Christensen script, and Gotham Group's Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Lee Stollman are producing with Vertigo's Roy Lee and Doug Davison, and Tailor Made's Dan Lautner. Pat Crowley is also producing. Molina, who'll next be seen in The Prince of Persia, recently wrapped The Sorcerer's Apprentice, and is [...] »
- MIKE FLEMING
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