The fine people at Universal have brought us another look at the upcoming re-launch of the Bourne franchise, The Bourne Legacy. There are also some new indications as to where the plot’s going in this new film, which subs Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne for Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross.
Combining old and new characters, it seems that The Bourne Legacy follows Cross as he tries to outrun the government’s attempt to wipe out the last dregs of Treadstone. There also seems to be some significant overlap between Legacy, and the last film, The Bourne Ultimatum, with some clips and scenes from the previous film edited into the story.
So what’s next with the story of Bourne and friends? Let’s role the video tape…
Synopsis: 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 will be out in theaters on August 3rd.