THE MOVIE: “Bourne was just the tip of the iceberg…” Find out more of the mystery behind the CIA’s Treadstone program as Jeremy Renner steps into the shoes of Aaron Cross, a new government operative gone rogue in the same continuity as the first three Bourne films. Also starring Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz, Joan Allen, Oscar Isaac, Scott Glenn, and Stacy Keach. Written and directed by past series screenwriter Tony Gilroy. In theaters this August 3, 2012.
THE TRAILER: Courtesy of Apple Quicktime.
Updates: CBM has a comment from Renner which appears to indicate concerns about the weight of the role. Via LatinoReview, Jeremy Renner talked with Empire Magazine about his character, Aaron Cross, and the film itself. Says Renner: “For fans of the franchise, ‘The Bourne Legacy’ has that same ticking clock, but it’s a new program and new characters…It’s the same tempo and pace but more expansive and bigger. The differences are pretty vast but you’ll know it’s a Bourne movie.”
THR noted Matt Damon’s displeasure with the script and his subsequent apology to the studio and director. Damon described the screenplay as a “career-ender.” THR examines a possible tiff which led to Damon’s outburst. Renner elaborated more on Bourne at moviefone. Oh, and here is a pic of Renner as Cross. CBM has a look at the teaser poster. The Japanese trailer doesn’t feature much new footage, if any, but it sure does emphasize the fight scenes in the movie. Director Tony Gilroy talks about The Bourne Legacy.
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