Next 'Bourne' Movie Delayed Until 2016
UPDATED: Sources say Universal wanted to make room for the release of "Straight Outta Compton," about the rise and fall of N.W.A.
The next chapter in the Bourne spy film film franchise has been pushed back one year from Aug. 14, 2015, to Friday, July 15, 2016. Justin Lin is directing the fifth installment, which sees the return of Jeremy Renner in the lead role of Aaron Cross.
Frank Marshall is producing the untitled tentpole alongside Jeffrey Weiner and Ben Smith for Captivate Entertainment. Lin will also produce for his Perfect Storm Entertainment.
According to insiders, the move was made so that the August 2014 date could be used for Straight Outta Compton, the upcoming film about the rise and fall ofgangsta rap pioneers N.W.A.
Straight Outta Compton is produced by original N.W.A members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, who are joined by fellow producers Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright. F. Gary Gray is directing the film, which stars O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, respectively. Will Packer serves as executive producer on the film alongside Gray.
Bourne's delay doesn't leave Universal bereft of 2015 spring and summer tentpoles. Fast & Furious 7 debuts April 10, followed by summer entries Jurassic World (June 12), Ted 2 (June 26) and Minions (July 10).
On its new date of July 15, 2016, the Bourne film will face off against Ice Age 5.