So, despite a 50% drop in U.S. sales from Bourne Ultimatum to Not Quite Bourne, Universal using their option to get Renner in another one of these things. Deadline reports Sherlock Holmes and Invictus writer Anthony Peckham has been hired on to write the new Bourne sequel, bringing his talent for action and hopefully attracting Matt Damon somehow. That said, Damon still isn't expected to return in any capacity, and it's not yet certain if series writer and most-recent director Tony Gilroy will either, though it's said "the studio wants to continue to build the spinoff character and storyline [he] hatched." Despite focusing on Renner's Aaron Cross, Universal will assumedly still retain the "Bourne" moniker, as Cross remains the Calvin and Hobbes of secret agents, too precious and universally beloved to be tainted by marketing.
After an exhaustive search that included rattling off the names of pretty much every young actor in Hollywood (a list inclusive enough to note Paul Dano), and screen-testing the rest, Universal has decided on who next will carry the mantle of the Bourne franchise: Jeremy Renner... / Continue →
When it was revealed Jeremy Renner would be the one taking over the Bourne franchise as a new, non-Bourne character, the news answered one question but left several other points open. Like, who is this dude if he isn't Bourne? And why the hell is he in a Bourne movie? Speaking ... / Continue →
The Bourne series has lost its star for the latest installment of the franchise, but Universal is sure doing its best to distract us from staring at that ever-present Damon-shaped depression in the Bourne mattress. With rising star Jeremy Renner set for the new Bourne-like char... / Continue →