A Japanese trailer for The Bourne Legacy has gone online. It’s not incredibly different from the US trailer we saw previously, but there are a couple bits of new footage and some more looks at Edward Norton that make it worth a gander. Writer/director Tony Gilroy recently talked about how the film sets itself apart from the previous three films while maintaining a strong throughline, adding that “what happens in Ultimatum is really the spark that’s blowing open the door to this movie because the Jason Bourne story is exploding out into the public.” I’m excited to see how Gilroy executes this “separate but connected” film and how Jeremy Renner’s character differs from Jason Bourne. I really liked the US trailer and I think the cast is swell, so hopefully Legacy delivers.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Rachel Weisz, Stacy Keach, Oscar Isaac, Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn, and Scott Glenn. The Bourne Legacy opens on August 3rd.
Trailer via /Film.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Bourne Legacy:
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.