Universal Studios has dropped the first trailer and a new poster for our first official look at Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross in the upcoming The Bourne Legacy.
Writer/director Tony Gilroy (who also wrote all three previous Bourne films) takes control of the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: The Bourne Legacy. Gilroy gives us an original story that expands the world of Jason Bourne and the characters created by Robert Ludlum, and 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.
So? What do you think? I'm all in!
While this is just the first teaser, I’m looking forward to what Gilroy will bring to this series. From what we see here, the style looks akin to that of Michael Clayton, which is by no means a bad thing. I’m a Gilroy fan. I championed Duplicity back in ’09 as a smart, sexy romantic mystery for grownups in the vein of Charade. I’ve said from the first that I think the Bourne franchise would be safe in Gilroy’s hands. This first trailer reaffirms that for me. I look forward to a lot more before August 3 when The Bourne Legacy hits theaters!