Bourne 4 gets a writer

Tony Gilroy returns to action series

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Jason Bourne is set to hit cinema screens again if 20th Century Fox get their way – they’ve just hired screenwriter Tony Gilroy to scribble a fourth flick.

Despite both Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass hesitant to return to the Bourne-verse after their near-flawless run (and the critically adored Ultimatum in 2007), Gilroy – who has written all of the Bourne flicks to date – has been recruited to keep the franchise alive.

Reportedly Gilroy will stray from the novels this time around (even though the title Legacy follows Ultimatum in the book series), creating his own adventure with a rumoured South America location.

Producer Frank Marshall broke the news by Tweeting (what else) “Tony Gilroy, the keeper of the Bourne flame, is back with us to write the treatment for #4, THE BOURNE LEGACY…” Gilroy is also expected to craft a ‘Bourne bible’ (presumably for those of us who can't keep up with the plot twists).

Will Damon be tempted back for more fist-fighting? He’s already insisted that he won’t “do it without [PaulGreengrass]”, and was adamant that a fourth film would “probably be a prequel”.

We wait with bated breath.

What do you want from a fourth Bourne?

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    • BabyDiego

      Jun 10th 2010, 11:59

      Leave it be, it is a perfect trilogy as it is.

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    • KATELM76

      Jun 10th 2010, 12:42

      There's no point in having another Bourne without Matt Damon, and I wouldn't watch it. Keep it at 3!

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    • thejonner

      Jun 10th 2010, 13:41

      A ridiculously naive thought, but for once, could film makers NOT think about the revenues? The third film bookended so perfectly, with its shot below Bourne in the water, the opening of the first film. A brilliant trilogy and best left as just that.

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    • kal75

      Jun 10th 2010, 14:05

      has no one read eric van lustbaders bourne novels. These would make great bourne movies.

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    • Monkeynuts30

      Jun 12th 2010, 1:35

      "Reportedly Gilroy will stray from the novels this time around"... Supremacy and Ultimatum weren't even CLOSE to the novels, even Identity was only barely related

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    • jem0013

      Jun 14th 2010, 5:10

      I'd like to see them go back to his roots in a prequel, only this time it should be darker and bourne will be played by somebody from high school musical.

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