Tony Gilroy to Direct Fourth Bourne Film


Tony Gilroy, the director of Michael Clayton and Duplicity, has signed on to direct the fourth film in the Jason Bourne franchise, reports Deadline.

The film, currently titled The Bourne Legacy, comes from a script by Gilroy, who also wrote The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, both of which were directed by Paul Greengrass.

Although leading man Matt Damon had previously stated that he had no desire to return without Greengrass at the helm, he has also admitted to being excited for a fourth Bourne outing. Even with the shift in franchise directors, attempts are certainly underway to negotiate Damon’s return.

The filmic Bourne series has been loosely adapted from the novels by Robert Ludlum. The original film, The Bourne Identity, was directed by Doug Liman.