Universal Pictures has released the trailer to the upcoming action spy film, The Bourne legacy. The movie is the fourth installment in the Bourne series based on Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne novels.
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.
Faced with the public and political fallout from the events of The Bourne Ultimatum,the CIA decides to shut down “Operation Outcome,” the successor to “Operation Treadstone.” Aaron Cross, an agent of Operation Outcome, and Stephanie Snyder (Rachel Weisz), a doctor who helped create the Outcome agents, must find a way to escape before CIA agent Byer (Edward Norton) can have them assassinated.
The Bourne Legacy is set to hit cinemas 8 August 2012.