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The Bourne Legacy sequel moves forward as Universal appoints writer

The Bourne Legacy

Story by Jack Foley

A SEQUEL to The Bourne Legacy is moving forward.

Universal has hired Anthony Peckham to write the script for the next movie, which will reportedly keep the focus on Aaron Cross, the black ops character introduced by Jeremy Renner in the 2012 off-shoot.

As yet there is no word on plot and despite Universal’s continued persistence, no word of a likely return of Matt Damon to the franchise he helped to create with The Bourne Identity.

Indeed, Damon only recently reiterated his assertion that he would not be making a return unless it was with Paul Greengrass directing.

But Frank Marshall and Captivate Entertainment’s Ben Smith and Jeffrey Weiner are on board to produce the fifth Bourne and remain optimistic that their goal of seeing both Bourne and Cross on-screen may one day be realised.

Peckham’s writing credits include Sherlock Holmes and, ironically, Invictus, the Clint Eastwood-directed Nelson Mandela movie that co-starred Damon.

The Bourne Legacy took $276 million worldwide.

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