Tony Gilroy, who has previously written The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, will direct the fourth Jason Bourne movie, The Bourne Legacy.

Deadline New York has the news, although it is still unclear if franchise star Matt Damon will return as Jason Bourne. We reported last November that director Paul Greengrass would not be returning to direct The Bourne Legacy. Matt Damon has previously stated that he will not return to the franchise unless Paul Greengrass is directing.

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Universal will go ahead and make The Bourne Legacy with or without Matt Damon. The movie is being prepped for a 2012 release, but nothing has yet been set in stone.

Tony Gilroy will be directing the film from his own script. We had previously reported that scripts by George Nolfi and Joshua Zetumer for the movie were in development, although it seems that the studio is now going with Tony Gilroy's own most recent draft.