New Writer Boards Fourth Bourne


Josh Zetumer has signed on to write the fourth installment of Universal’s “Bourne” movie series, writing what is being described as a parallel script, says The Hollywood Reporter.

George Nolfi, who worked on The Bourne Ultimatum, initially came back for the fourth entry. He also signed on to write and direct The Adjustment Bureau, an adaptation of a Philip K. Dick short story that re-teams him with “Bourne” star Matt Damon.

But as that movie nears its September start date, Nolfi had to step away from “Bourne.” Not wishing to slow development and keen on making “Bourne” part of its 2011 slate, Universal hired Zetumer to write a new script. The trade adds it is unclear what will occur after Zetumer submits his draft or whether his script will be integrated with Nolfi’s.