New writer reworking Bourne Legacy sequel

News Simon Brew 9 May 2014 - 07:16

Bourne 5 is due in cinemas next summer - but the script for Jeremy Renner's next adventure still needs work...

Universal has set a release date of August 2015 for the fifth chapter in its Bourne franchise, with this one set to be the second to focus on Jeremy Renner's character of Aaron Cross. There will be no Matt Damon and no Jason Bourne again.

Given how disappointing The Bourne Legacy was, it's not much of a surprise that things are being shaken up. Tony Gilroy isn't returning to direct, with Justin Lin - yesterday linked with a Lethal Weapon reboot - calling the shots this time around.

And now we hear that a new writer has come on board the project to rework the screenplay. Andrew Baldwin, who has previously worked on the lost in development hell Logan's Run remake, has been hired. He'll set to work building on the draft from Anthony Peckham.

We suspect that time is not on Baldwin's side, as Universal will need Bourne 5 before the cameras within a few months. We'll keep you posted as we hear more...

Variety.

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