Official Poster and Trailer for The Bourne Legacy

The Bourne Legacy poster slice

Universal (via iTunes Trailers) has released the new trailer and poster for The Bourne Legacy, the highly successful spy franchise based on the Robert Ludlum novels. As it turns out, “There was never just one”.

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.

At first we were skeptical about this new inclusion in the franchise, as any Bourne film without Matt Damon seems a bit wrong. Yet the presence of Tony Gilroy, original cast members and an attempt to not simply replace Damon with another actor, but rather create a whole new storyline that is set in the same world, is a wise move on Universal’s part. Plus, Renner can’t do wrong at the moment.

The Bourne Legacy is released on 2 August 2012 in the US and 16 August 2012 in Australia from Universal.

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The Bourne Legacy poster