Universal Pictures has debuted the first trailer for Tony Gilroy’s The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton and it’s very much what you would expect from a Bourne spinoff. The first 65 seconds focus on the idea that “there was never just one” CIA assassin, but rather a whole team of them. We do get glimpses of Renner kicking ass near the end of the preview but this is very much a teaser that doesn’t let on much in the way of plot.
Overall, I’m eager to see whether Gilroy and Renner can pick up the torch from Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon. So far, it’s looks fairly promising. It’s also really nice to Ed Norton in there. What do you think? Watch the trailer below or click over to Apple to see it in HD.
The film also stars Albert Finney, Stacy Keach, Oscar Isaac, Joan Allen, David Strathairn, and Scott Glenn. The Bourne Legacy opens August 3rd.
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.