Nope, that isn’t from Ghotocol, nor The Avengers. Jeremy Renner is part of another massive blockbuster, this time taking over the Bourne series, which Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass departed. Directed by Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton, Duplicity), the plot details are spare, but we know Renner will play Aaron Cross in the upcoming The Bourne Legacy.
Co-starring Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Oscar Isaac, Joan Allen, Albert Finney, Stacy Keach and Scott Glenn, our lead recently said his character “ends up having a bunch of different names” and the film will have the “same ticking clock” we’ve come to expect, “but it’s a new programme and new characters.” Treadstone is still the focus, but there is “just a new set of agents with a different leash. It’s the same tempo and pace but more expansive and bigger. The differences are pretty vast but you’ll know it’s a Bourne movie.”
As someone who has loved nearly all of Gilroy’s work, as well as Renner’s supporting role in the best blockbuster of last year, this is one summer thriller I’m heavily anticipating. I see no problems with Damon and Greengrass moving on, especially since their last team-up with Green Zone left a lot to be desired. This new picture doesn’t tell us a lot but I, for one, welcome our new action overlord.
Update: From HeyUGuys comes the first teaser poster for the film, with our new tagline. Check out the plain piece of marketing below.
The Bourne Legacy hits theaters August 3rd, 2012.
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