According to Deadline Tony Gilroy, who has worked on all the past Bourne scripts and has been called “the key screenwriter” behind the Bourne franchise, will direct the fourth Bourne film, currently titled The Bourne Legacy.
Gilroy, who has previously directed Duplicity and Michael Clayton, was hired to write the script back in June and Universal were obviously happy for him to direct now that Paul Greengrass has left the franchise.
But will Matt Damon return? Deadline say that Universal will make the film with or without Damon, who said earlier this year he would only return if Greengrass was directing again. But I guess if the script is good he may consider it. It would be a shame for him to leave his franchise and a new Bourne film wouldn’t be the same without the actor who has played him from the very beginning.
It was mentioned that Universal are aiming for a 2012 release, so we should be hearing about Damon’s involvement (or lack of) over the upcoming months if filming is to begin next year.
Should Matt Damon return? If not, who should play the new Jason Bourne?