This week Universal brought us the first look at Edward Norton in their upcoming spy thriller The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner. Not many details have been revealed about Norton’s character but we do know that he’ll be playing the villain.
In addition to the new image, we also have some new information on the film that comes to us courtesy of the director, Tony Gilroy. Speaking with MTV, Gilroy assured fans that the film would be structurally different from the previous Bourne movies.
“Very much. Oh my God, yeah, for a whole bunch of reasons.What happens in ‘Ultimatum‘ is really the spark that’s blowing open the door to this movie,” Gilroy said. “Because the Jason Bourne story is exploding out into the public. Being impossible to conceal any further is causing problems for this much larger conspiracy. ‘Ultimatum’ plays in the background of the very beginning of this film… It’s a very different tone, yet it will be very rewarding to people.”
He also assured us that we won’t be seeing much of the shaky-cam style found in previous films.
“Everybody in the world ripped us off,” he said. “[That style] been done to death at this point. [The style is] on TV three nights a week, much less Bond and everything else. The worst thing that could have been done would be to just slavishly follow some cookie-cutter pattern of visual style and storytelling style. It’s a bigger movie in the terms of the journey of it and the scale of it and the amount of stories in it and where it’s going.”
The Bourne Legacy stars Norton, Renner, Rachel Weisz, Oscar Isaac, Stacy Keach, Corey Stoll, David Strathairn, Joan Allen, Scott Glenn and Albert Finney. It will hit theaters on August 3rd.