The first teaser trailer of "The Bourne Legacy" has been released. "The Bourne Legacy" is an action-packed spy film and is the fourth installment of the "Bourne" film series starring Jeremy Renner and directed by Tony Gilroy.
Unlike the first three outings, this new "Bourne" movie is not based on a Jason Bourne novel. It is simply taking the title from the book but will not use the story.
"It's a completely original screenplay," director-screenwriter Tony Gilroy had said. "This is not a reboot or a recast or a prequel. No one's replacing Matt Damon. There will be a whole new hero, a whole new chapter... this is a stand-alone project."
The film stars Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross and Rachel Weisz as Stephanie Snyder. The cast also includes Edward Norton, Joan Allen, Albert Finney, Scott Glenn, Stacy Keach, and Oscar Isaac.
Matt Damon's character Jason Bourne, the main protagonist in the first three movies, will not be appearing in "Bourne Legacy."
The film is set for theater release on August 3, 2012.
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.
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Albert Finney, Joan Allen, Scott Glenn, Stacy Keach, Oscar Isaac
Writers: Tony Gilroy, Dan Gilroy
Director: Tony Gilroy
Check out the trailer video below: