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Universal Moving On Fifth "Bourne"

By Garth Franklin Friday August 2nd 2013 02:59PM

Universal Pictures is moving forward with a fifth installment in the Bourne franchise.

Anthony Peckham ("Sherlock Holmes," "Invictus") has been hired to pen the script for a film to continue the storyline of Jeremy Renner's Aaron Cross character introduced in 2012's "The Bourne Legacy".

Those involved have tried to get Matt Damon back but it sounds like their attempts have failed if they're progressing without him once again.

'Legacy,' which grossed $276 million worldwide, showed Aaron Cross as a member of the black ops program Operation Outcome whose agents are genetically enhanced.

Once Bourne's actions lead to the public exposure of Outcome's earlier incarnations - Treadstone and Blackbriar - Cross goes on the run as the agency races to shut Outcome down and kill its agents.

Ben Smith and Jeffrey Weiner are set to produce.

Source: Deadline

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