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04 August 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Though The Bourne Legacy didn’t seem to perform quite as well as Universal might have hoped, it did make $267 million worldwide and was apparently successful enough both financially and creatively for Universal to start active development on a sequel.

Anthony Peckham, who wrote Invictus for Clint Eastwood and the first of the Robert Downey Jr/Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes outings, has been hired to write the script. The film will continue the story of Jeremy Renner’s Aaron Cross, the medically enhanced operative who was part of the Treadstone-adjacent program known as Outcome, but ended up on the run when the security types behind the various programs decided to burn them down following the Jason Bourne incident.

Peckham’s announcement comes as something of a surprise, since Tony Gilroy has been the man primarily writing (and, in the case of Legacy, also directing) on the Bourne series to date. We wonder if this means he won’t be involved at all going forward, and who will step in to shoulder the burden?


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If I had not seen any of the other Jason Bourne films I would have enjoyed Legacy lots more. The super pills seem a little far fetched in comparison to the original trilogy (even though some waffle about pills is mentioned in the first one it is not heavily lent upon as a plot device). Remove Bourne from the title to give the film its own identity and it could do well. More

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There are only THREE Bourne films..
Matt Damon starred in three very good Bourne films.They were going to make a fourth but they realised that they could not top the ones they did already.There was talk of doing a fourth film without Matt Damon and featuring a new character but they all laughed and thought that would be silly to still call it Bourne so they all decided to move on and do something new. More

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