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Jason Bourne will be back -- with or without Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass.

Universal Pictures has confirmed that it is moving ahead with the fourth installment in the lucrative Jason Bourne franchise. Tony Gilroy, who penned all three 'Bourne' films, has been brought on board to write this chapter, which is tentatively called 'The Bourne Legacy.' According to a report in Variety, Gilroy is also writing a 'Bourne Bible,' which may mean that the studio is interested in spinning off characters for other 'Bourne'-related projects. Jason Bourne will be back -- with or without Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass.

Universal Pictures has confirmed that it is moving ahead with the fourth installment in the lucrative Jason Bourne franchise. Tony Gilroy, who penned all three 'Bourne' films, has been brought on board to write this chapter, which is tentatively called 'The Bourne Legacy.' According to a report in Variety, Gilroy is also writing a 'Bourne Bible,' which may mean that the studio is interested in spinning off characters for other 'Bourne'-related projects.

Previously, 'Bourne' star Damon has indicated that he wouldn't reprise his role in another sequel unless Greengrass signed on to direct (he helmed the second and third outings), and Greengrass hasn't expressed a desire to get involved. Universal, of course, would love to have the pair back.

'The Bourne Legacy' is a book written by Eric Lustabader in Robert Ludlum's Bourne book series, but the film will not be based on the book; Gilroy will be working on an original script. Universal is hoping for a 2012 release.

Director F. Gary Gray is in talks with Nu Image/Millenium films to direct 'Kane and Lynch,' a video game adaptation that stars Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx. According to HeatVision, the story revolves around Kane (Willis), a death row inmate who, along with a schizophrenic killer named Lynch (Foxx), is sprung by Kane's former team so that he can retrieve a stolen fortune. Their search takes them to Los Angeles, Japan and Cuba. Gray last directed the surprise hit 'Law Abiding Citizen,' which starred Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx.

Writer John August is in talks with DreamWorks to write the studio's feature film adaptation of the 'Monsterpocalypse' strategy game played with collectible miniature figures. DreamWorks has also been talking to Tim Burton to direct, which would make the fifth collaboration for the pair, following 'Big Fish,' 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,' 'Corpse Bride' and an adaptation of the 1960s TV show 'Dark Shadows,' which is currently in development at Warner Bros. with Johnny Depp attached. [HeatVision]

Warner Bros. is so sure that their big-screen adaptation of 'Green Lantern' will be a success that the studio has hired the 'Lantern' writers -- Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim -- to write a treatment for the second installment. 'Lantern' is now shooting in New Orleans with Ryan Reynolds starring; the film is scheduled for a 2011 release. Next up in the Warners-DC superhero world: 'The Flash.' And Berlanti, Green and Guggenheim have been tapped to write that treatment. [HeatVision]