Universal will release the next movie in its “Bourne” franchise Aug. 14, 2015, the studio announced on Monday. Justin Lin, who directed the last four “Fast & Furious” movies for the studio, will take over the project while Jeremy Renner will return as Aaron Cross.
The film remains untitled. Universal recast the film around Renner as Aaron Cross in the series’ fourth installment, “The Bourne Legacy.” Matt Damon starred as Jason Bourne in the first three films of the franchise.
Frank Marshall, Jeffrey Weiner, Ben Smith and Lin are all producing the movie, which is inspired by Robert Ludlum’s book series.
Universal also announced it would release “Lucy,” an action-thriller starring Scarlett Johansson Aug. 8, 2014. Luc Besson wrote and will direct the film, which stars Johansson as a woman who turns on her captors. Morgan Freeman will also star.
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