The Hollywood Reporter reveals that uncredited Quantum of Solace scribe Joshua Zetumer has signed on to write a new script for the fourth instalment in Universal’s Jason Bourne series.
Zetumer was brought on board several months into filming of the latest James Bond pic to polish a script that was hurriedly put together by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Paul Haggis in anticipation of the 2008 Writers Guild of America strike.
The screenwriter will reportedly develop a “parallel script” after George Nolfi (The Bourne Ultimatum) crafted a preliminary script before leaving to work on another project. The fourth, as yet untitled Bourne film, is set for release in 2011.
Zetumer is also behind scripts for upcoming films Dune and The Infiltrator, to which Leonardo DiCaprio is attached. Quantum of Solace includes Zetumer’s only produced work to date.
Two months ago, it was announced that Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Paul Morgan will be the scripting team for the twenty-third James Bond film.
Pardon the heresy of mentioning that other spy with the initials J.B. – we now return you to your original spy programming.