The Bourne Legacy

The Bourne Legacy

This summer sees the Bourne franchise return to the big screen as The Bourne Legacy is the latest instalment.

But this time around there's no Matt Damon and no Paul Greengrass as Jeremy Renner takes over the reigns in front of the camera and Tony Gilroy behind the camera.

Now Renner is not taking over the role of Bourne he is a completely new character, Aaron Cross, and a completely new story.

This is a tricky project for all involved as the franchise and Matt Damon in the lead role are well loved, The Bourne Ultimatum being the best and most successful instalment; and it's very often you can say that movies in a franchise have got better as they have gone along.

But Tony Gilroy and teamed up with Dan Gilroy to pen the script and Tony will be making his first directorial outing since Duplicity.

Now I am a big fan of Jeremy Renner, who really has shot to fame since his turn in The Hurt Locker.

He is joined on the cast list by new faces such as Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton as well as some familiar ones in the form of  Albert Finney, Joan Allen and David Strathairn.

The events of The Bourne Legacy, which is a life or death situation for Cross, have been triggered by the events of the first three movies.

But this is a movie that has been played very close to the chest with, so far very little having been released about it.

I think that this movie will do well out of curiosity many will be intrigued to see Renner take over this franchise.

However I don't think that it will be as successful as it's predecessors - having said that this will be a nice change from all the superhero, CGI driven movies that we will be seeing this summer.

The Bourne Legacy recognises the movies that have gone before, in fact they directly impact the story, and the door has been left open for Jason Bourne to return.

The Bourne Legacy is released 17th August

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