The first trailer for Universal’s The Bourne Legacy has finally been released. There’s no doubt that skeptics surfaced once it was announced there would be another Bourne movie without Matt Damon, but the trailer definitely convinces you that Jeremy Renner is a force to be reckoned with. We’ve got the same vibe as the franchise is known for but there is a sense of a darker and brutal story with some new elements in the midst.
It’ll be interesting to see how Renner’s character interacts with some familiar Bourne characters, but the addition of Edward Norton as the villain looks to be a perfect match. So be sure to check the trailer out and see why you should definitely add this to your already overflowing list of summer blockbusters.
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 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 theatres on August 3, 2012.