‘Bourne 4’ Gets a Writer

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Photo: Universal International

The Bourne Identity was penned by Tony Gilroy and W. Blake Herron based on the series of novels penned by Robert Ludlum. From there Gilroy went on to write the script for The Bourne Supremacy and worked with Scott Z. Burns and George Nolfi on the screenplay for The Bourne Ultimatum based on his screen story. Now, Nolfi is getting to take control of things for Universal. Along with co-writing Ultimatum Nolfi also penned the script for The Sentinel and Ocean’s Twelve.

Considering none of the other films followed the Ludlum novels outside of Jason Bourne being a spy hit with a bout of severe amnesia it is no surprise the new film won’t be based on a Ludlum title, but rather an original story.

The fourth film in the series is a top priority for Universal reports Variety and director Paul Greengrass and star Matt Damon are already attached to star.

Even though the plan was to stop at three the fact the trilogy made $525.2 million domestically and $945.3 million worldwide it really seems like a no brainer.

As for story, previous rumor from producer Frank Marshall told IESB.net, “I think he’s headed down south. I think he’s headed to South America.” Hence the reason for the mock title above.