Tony Gilroy penning fourth 'Bourne' script

Universal has confirmed with EW that Tony Gilroy, the writer for all three Jason Bourne films, will be writing a script for a fourth film. Producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are also returning to the film — tentatively titled The Bourne Legacy — as are Captive Entertainment’s Jeffrey Weiner and Ben Smith. One Bourne alum not currently on board? Matt Damon, who has said he would not return to the franchise without director Paul Greengrass. Universal has not yet confirmed with EW whether or not Damon will star in Legacy. The studio, however, is aiming for a 2012 release.


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  • Alyssa

    If Matt Damon doesn’t get on board, then they really shouldn’t make the film. Why ruin such a classic trilogy with a shoddy fourth movie? Not that it hasn’t been done before, but I hope that Hollywood crassness knows some limits.

  • Diana

    Not watching it unless Matt Damon is in…. he IS Jason Bourne. Anyone else in that role would be unacceptable.

    • ks

      You need to watch the original with Richard Chamberlain-GREAT and it even followed the book

      • Mark

        Yes I finally got copies of BI and BS in hardcover…the original stories. I cannot believe how not Jason Bourne the movies are. Although I like the movies, cant say Im looking forward to a new one since I know it will have nothing to do with the book.

  • Briana

    Matt Damon and Jason Bourne go together. I hope this won’t become another Spiderman 4.

    • Jay

      Didn’t you hear? It’s not a 4th Spider-Man movie; it’s a reboot. Makes all the difference in the world! What an original and inspired concept! (END OF SARCASM)

  • Spud

    I won’t see it without Matt Damon. End of story.

  • talkin’

    No Damon, no Bourne.
    Don’t bother.

  • Quirky

    I can accept different actors playing James Bond, but Damon will always be the only one I watch as Jason Bourne.

  • Jay

    Every aspect of these movies is great, but a 4th movie without Damon would not be a good idea…

  • Carol

    I am excited about a new Borne movie. I do hope they stick to the book this time. Love Matt Damon. He is the real Jason Bornel

  • ks

    Bring in the Jackle from the books!! That would be cool

  • Mr. Eko

    Matt Damon is Jason Bourne. Impossible to recast. How bout Doug Liman as director – he directed the first film

  • james L

    I know lots of folks think there’s no one else that can play Jason Bourne but Matt Damon and I truly hope he DOES come back – but – many people thought only Sean Connery could play James Bond. The original 3 Bourne movies completed a story – and they were classic. Maybe this is the PEFECT time to start a new trilogy with a new Jason Bourne.

  • Dylan

    Going ahead with a fourth film without the star of the series onboard; it’s always the same in Hollywood…willing to ruin the integrity of a classic franchise for some extra cash to line the studio’s pockets.

  • SilentRage

    Quit lyin’ @ the people saying they won’t watch it, you know you eventually will, whether it be bootleg or people love to b!tch just for the sake of b!tching

    • John

      Sorry SilentRage, will definately not watch Jason Bourne without Matt Damon. No one else can play Jason Bourne. James Bond flopped for a good while withoug Sean Connery.

  • Asia

    Definitely not watching it without Matt Damon, I concur with all the other sentiments it just won’t be the same without him

  • GeeMoney

    If they can make this series into something similar like “James Bond” (and make it enjoyable), then I’m all for them recasting the character and trying to continue the franchise. But it will be hard though – Matt Damon was da bomb as Jason Bourne!!!!

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