The fourth "Bourne" film in the franchise, which starred Jeremy Renner instead of Matt Damon, racked up $276 million at the worldwide box office. True to prediction, another installment is on the way, with Renner still attached to star as the title character.
Screenwriter Anthony Peckham has been hired to pen the script, to continue the storyline of Renner's Aaron Cross from Tony Gilroy's 2012 "The Bourne Legacy". Gilroy has been the franchise's previous screenwriter, in addition to stepping up to the director's seat for the last film. Peckham's recent writing credits include "Sherlock Holmes" and "Invictus".
Last year as well as a few months ago, producer Frank Marshall revealed his dream meet-up for the franchise, which would be between Renner's Aaron Cross and Damon's Jason Bourne. Damon has revealed that he has no intention on reprising his role without Paul Greengrass at the helm, which doesn't seem like a probability. He also said he wouldn't know where the character would go after he regained his memory in the third film.
I love Renner as an action star but definitely felt the fourth film was lacking in the script department, especially compared to the strong trilogy prior. Hopefully they bring out the big guns for the next installment.
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