Bourne is back, at least in picture form. The latest in the spy thriller series loses Matt Damon and adds Jeremy Renner, although we do get a glimpse of him on a computer in the full-length trailer for the film. Directed by Tony Gilroy (Duplicity, Michael Clayton), the most noticeable change from first glance is a more steady camera following up Paul Greengrass. This new trailers gives us the biggest hint the story yet, involving the government organization taking out field agents with Renner’s Aaron Cross on the loose. We also get a better glimpse at Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz and our first look at Drive‘s Oscar Isaac. With visceral fight scenes and some great cinematography, this looks to be one of the more promising, serious offerings in the blockbuster genre this summer, and a great warm-up to Skyfall. Check out the trailer below via Apple.
The narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: The Bourne Legacy. The writer/director expands the Bourne universe created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces us to a new hero (Jeremy Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films. For The Bourne Legacy, Renner joins fellow series newcomers Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac, while franchise veterans Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Scott Glenn reprise their roles.
The Bourne Legacy hits theaters August 3rd.
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