Universal Pictures has provided fans with a first look image of The Bourne Legacy, the upcoming spin-off expansion to their Bourne series which will star Jeremy Renner in a new role. Check it out below courtesy of USA Today. The fourth installment in the popular franchise stars Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Oscar Isaac, Joan Allen, Albert Finney, Scott Glenn and Stacy Keach. Helmer Tony Gilroy was placed in charge of the writing and directing duties. Here's what the director had to say on the project last year.
"This is not a reboot or a recast or a prequel. No one's replacing Matt Damon. There will be a whole new hero, a whole new chapter...this is a stand-alone project," said director Tony Gilroy. "The easiest way to think of it is an expansion or a reveal," Gilroy added. "Jason Bourne will not be in this film, but he's very much alive. What happened in the first three films is the trigger for what happens. I'm building a legend and an environment and a wider conspiracy... the world we're making enhances and advances and invites Jason Bourne's return [down the road]."
The Bourne Legacy will arrive in theaters August 3, 2012.