Tony Gilroy Returns to Write Bourne 4
Producer Frank Marshall announced on Twitter that “Tony Gilroy, the keeper of the Bourne flame, is back with us to write the treatment for #4, THE BOURNE LEGACY…” And Deadline is reporting that he’s also writing “what studio insiders are calling the “Bourne Bible”.”
For those of you who don’t recognize the name, Tony Gilroy was the key writer on the entire Bourne trilogy: The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatium. He is basically credited as the mastermind behind the whole series, and his return to the series is a Huge win for Universal.
But is it a prequel or a sequel, and will Damon and Greengrass return? The title The Bourne Legacy comes from the 2004 Bourne novel written by Eric Lustabader, which takes place directly after the events of The Bourne Ultimatum. But that doesn’t necessarily mean this will be a sequel as the previous books have deviated from the source material.
While Matt has said that he wouldn’t return for another Bourne movie unless Greengrass was at the helm. Gilroy’s involvement might change everything (it might even entice Greengrass back to come back to the fold). They are now hoping to have the film in theaters for a 2012 release. –/film