Justin Lin to direct next Bourne film

Universal has appointed Justin Lin to take the reigns of the ongoing Bourne franchise, with the director set to helm the sequel to The Bourne Legacy .

The new film will pick up with the story of Aaron Cross, with leading man Jeremy Renner also confirmed to be returning for a second outing.

Lin takes over from Tony Gilroy behind the camera, although the production team of Frank Marshall, Ben Smith and Jeffrey Weiner has been retained.

The script has been penned by Invictus writer Anthony Peckham, although no story details have been confirmed as yet. Whether or not the story stays entwined with Bourne’s or takes Cross in a whole new direction remains to be seen.

No release date has been confirmed as yet, but rumour has it the film will arrive in… yes you guessed it, summer 2015. Shouldn’t be much competition for it there…

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