'Fast' Director Taking Over Jeremy Renner's 'Bourne' Franchise

November 8, 2013


Universal has already replaced Matt Damon and longtime director Paul Greengrass on their Bourne franchise, but still they're is finding new ways to make sure the series becomes increasingly unrecognizable with each new chapter. According to Deadline, now series mainstay Tony Gilroy--who's written every film and took over directing duties on the last one--is out as well. Now the story is coming from Invictus and Sherlock Holmes writer Anthony Peckham, while directing duties have been handed to a guy adept at driving a franchise after it's replaced all its original parts: Fast/Furious Tokyo Drift through 6 director Justin Lin. A summer 2015 opening is rumored to be a target for the sequel, though the studio claims it doesn't know when it will open, nor how they're going to find more ways to make the franchise any less familiar from here on. Knowing Lin, probably by suddenly making Renner giant and bald.

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