Deadline Hollywood reported last weekthat Tony Gilroy would be directing The Bourne Legacy. (He wrote the first three films in the series.) Gilroy called up Jeff Wells this morning to clarify a few things: The movie will not be based on the
Robert Ludlum Eric Van Lustbader book with the same title, and Matt Damon — or anyone playing the character Jason Bourne — will not star in the movie. "This is not a reboot or a recast or a prequel. No one's replacing Matt Damon. There will be a whole new hero, a whole new chapter," he tells Wells. "This is a stand-alone project ... Jason Bourne will not be in this film, but he's very much alive. What happened in the first three films is the trigger for what happens."
Gilroy Corrects [Hollywood Elsewhere]