Universal is gearing up to release The Bourne Legacy and in recent weeks, they’ve been trying their best to keep moviegoers interested, despite all the marketing and hype surrounding The Dark Knight Rises, which is opening this Friday.
Today, in yet another effort to steal some thunder away from Nolan and co., the studio released the first clip and two new posters, which we have for you below.
Starring Jeremy Renner, Bourne fans get a chance to see a different side of the franchise as the film will be expanding the story to a new hero, Aaron Cross.
The official synopsis of The Bourne Legacy is as follows:
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.
The clip released shows an action packed chase scene surrounding Jeremy Renner‘s character Aaron Cross and Rachel Weisz‘s character Marta. Just like the trailer, director Tony Gilroy shows that he has a sharp handle on the material and that he knows what he’s doing behind the camera.
Check out the first clip and the two new posters from The Bourne Legacy below.
The Bourne Legacy is set to release on August 10, 2012.