Universal Pictures announced today that Tony Gilroy is returning to write the script for The Bourne Legacy, the fourth installment in the Jason Bourne franchise. Gilroy is also writing a “franchise bible.” He penned The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum.
Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are also back to produce alongside Captivate Entertainment’s Jeffrey Weiner and Ben Smith.
While “The Bourne Legacy” is a book written by Eric Lustabader in Robert Ludlum’s “Bourne” series, the film will not be based on it.
Matt Damon has gone on record that he wouldn’t reprise the role if director Paul Greengrass is not returning. We’ll have to wait and see if this announcement changes Damon’s mind.