Tony Gilroy Helming Fourth “Bourne”

“Michael Clayton” and “Duplicity” writer/director Tony Gilroy has come onboard to direct a fourth installment in the Jason Bourne franchise at Universal Pictures reports Deadline.

Gilroy has worked on the scripts for all three previous installments of the franchises and was hired to write the script for the tentatively titled “The Bourne Legacy” back in June.

The move is interesting as Gilroy reportedly grew increasingly frustrated with the way his work on the franchise ended up on screen, certainly he wasn’t a fan of filmmaker Paul Greengrass who directed the first two sequels.

It also puts in question whether star Matt Damon will return as the actor has indicated he wouldn’t come back unless Greengrass directed again. Universal plans to continue the franchise though, with or without Damon.

Frank Marshall, Jeffrey Weiner and Ben Smith will produce. The film’s production timetable is presently unknown.