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Next Jason Bourne Book Unveiled

Author Eric Van Lustbader just published The Bourne Imperative, and told us about the next book in the Jason Bourne series started by the late Robert Ludlum. Bourne Retribution will be published next year, and Lustbader shared the plot (SPOILERS AHEAD):

If  you’ve read Imperative, you’ll know that someone who Bourne really cares for, a Mossad agent named Rebeka, is murdered. At the end of the novel, Bourne’s gone to Israel to attend her funeral and he’s really burned out. The new book deals with him coming out of that kind of death spiral and wreaking vengeance on the people who killed her.

Lustbader has written seven books in the Bourne series. He also shared his original outline and first draft Bourne Dominion (out in paperback now). Follow this link to view them.

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‘The Bourne Legacy’ Trailer Released

The trailer for The Bourne Legacy has been released, an adaptation of a novel by Eric Van Lustbader based on a series created by Robert Ludlum.

We’ve embedded the trailer above–what do you think?

While Matt Damon starred in the last three movies in the series, Jeremy Renner plays the lead in the new movie. The adaptation has been a trending topic on Twitter this afternoon as fans grapple with the idea of a Bourne film without Matt Damon. You can read some of those comments below…

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The Postmortem Robert Ludlum Cottage Industry

Spy thriller master Robert Ludlum may have died in 2001, but as the New York Times’ Richard Sandomir discovered, that hasn’t stopped publishers from releasing books – a dozen so far – with his name on the cover. 2006 alone saw three Ludlum-branded works: ROBERT LUDLUM’S THE MOSCOW VECTOR, isxth in the “Covert-One” series of paperback originals; THE BANCROFT STRATEGY, and THE BOURNE BETRAYAL, written by Eric Van Lustbader.

“This goes back to 1990 or ’91 when Bob had quadruple bypass,” said Henry Morrison, the agent for Ludlum and his estate. “One day we were talking about what would happen when he was gone. He said, ‘I don’t want my name to disappear. I’ve spent 30 years writing books and building an audience.’” And so the V.C. Andrews-like effect began with writers fleshing out old manuscripts and proposals or as in the Bourne series, extending an already-classic series. “Publishing does look to the past to see what will work in the future,” said PW editor-in-chief Sara Nelson. “Series and big-name authors have tended to work well. Publishers, like executives in other creative fields, want Nos. 2, 3 and 4 to work as well as No. 1. And instead of going off to find the new Ludlum, they figure they’ve got this formula and will continue to use it.”