Is Blank Slate A Female Jason Bourne?

Will they call it the Bourne Identity Gender Crisis? According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bold Films has picked up a spec script referred to as a lady version of The Bourne Identity. Doug Cook and David Weisberg (The Rock, Double Jeopardy) have written “Blank Slate” about, and here I will just quote the website so I don’t do this ridiculousness any injustice:

the CIA which, in order to investigate a murdered female agent, implants the agent's memories into the damaged brain of a female convict. The agent's lethal abilities also are implanted, and soon the convict goes rogue to discover the truth about the murder.

Oh boy. Forget, for a second, that the title sounds like a romantic comedy about a guy who gets amnesia and falls in love with a different girl other than his terrible girlfriend. Are we really talking about implanting memories into a convict? I can suspend disbelief as much as the next guy, and the Bourne movies require a decent amount of that, but what part of this movie seems intriguing? And where, except the amnesia part maybe, does it appear to be a female Bourne movie? Additionally, if they planted the memories into the convict, couldn’t they just then ask the convict to tell who killed the agent? Should I have this many questions after a two sentence movie description? Probably not. Oh and in case you were wondering, Bold Films recently released Legion so the bar is already set pretty low.

Doug Norrie

Doug began writing for CinemaBlend back when Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles actually existed. Since then he's been writing This Rotten Week, predicting RottenTomatoes scores for movies you don't even remember for the better part of a decade. He can be found re-watching The Office for the infinity time.