Bourne Identity 2: British helmer Paul Greengrass, who wrote and directed the critically lauded Bloody Sunday, is in negotiations to direct Universal Pictures' The Bourne Supremacy, the sequel to the 2002 film The Bourne Identity. Production is expected to begin at year's end. Tony Gilroy adapted the sequel, which is inspired by Robert Ludlum's second novel in the "Bourne" series. Gilroy also adapted the first installment. Matt Damon willl reprise his role as Jason Bourne, a man on a search to find out his real identity as he evades the CIA and assassins. This time, the story centers on a Chinese vice premier supposedly slain by Bourne. Frank Marshall, Paul Sandburg and Patrick Crowley are producing the film. Universal executives Ally Brecker-Shearmur and Matt Jackson are overseeing the project. Greengrass, repped by CAA, directed such films as The Theory of Flight and Resurrected.

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Brian B.