Justin Lin directing Jeremy Renner in The Bourne Identity 5. The choice of Justin Lin answers the question of who will direct the fifth The Bourne Identity film. Along for the ride is Jeremy Renner who will reprise his role of Aaron Cross from the last The Bourne Indentity film The Bourne Legacy. Anthony Peckham is writing the film.
On the people behind the scenes of The Bourne Identity 5:
Frank Marshall and Captivate Entertainment’s Ben Smith and Jeffrey Weiner are also back as producers, and Lin also will produce through his Perfect Storm banner.
Universal chairman Donna Langley, co-president of production Peter Cramer, and VP Production Anikah McLaren will oversee the project for the studio.
On Justin Lin:
Justin Lin is a Taiwanese-born American film director whose films have grossed $2 billion worldwide.He is best known for his work on Better Luck Tomorrow, The Fast and the Furious franchise and the television show Community.
On The Bourne Legacy (spoilers):
Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) is a member of Operation Outcome, a United States Department of Defense black ops program which enhances the physical and mental abilities of field operatives through pills referred to as “chems”. Cross is deployed to Alaska for a training assignment, crosses rugged terrain to reach a cabin operated by an exiled Outcome operative. The Blackbriar and Treadstone programs are publicly exposed, leading the FBI and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to investigate those involved. Retired Air Force Colonel Eric Byer (Edward Norton), who is responsible for overseeing the CIA’s clandestine operations, decides to end Outcome and kill its agents. Cross manages to survive several attempts on his life and seeks a way to get more chems, as his have run out. Cross eventually comes upon Dr. Marta Shearing (Rachel Weisz), his last link to gain more chems. He discovers she has no pills but that his physical enhancements have actually “viraled-out” and are now genetically permanent, so he no longer needs those. He reveals to her that without the help of the mental enhancements, he possesses an unfortunately well below-average IQ. To avoid this mental regression, and the hunting CIA operatives, the two travel to a factory in Manila and with Shearing’s help, Cross survives the possible mortal process of “viraling-out” of his dependency of the remaining mental enhancing pills. They evade additional attempts on their lives and successfully escape from the Philippines on a junk ship.
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