Synopsis: The Bourne Legacy expands the Bourne universe created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces us to a new hero whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films.
Release Date: August 3, 2012
Thoughts: While some were a bit up in arms when it was announced that Matt Damon would not be returning for a fourth Bourne flick, I was happy to see that there would be a fresh take on the series with a new lead actor. Jeremy Renner sure has made a name for himself in the last few years (does anyone remember him from The IT Factor: LA on Bravo? Anyone? Anyone?) and I think he is a more than worthy successor to Damon in the newly created role he’s showcased in here. As for the trailer, it’s a slick teaser as to what we can expect later this summer from director/writer Tony Gilroy and his crew. I’m pleased to see familiar faces from the series returning…including Joan Allen in her best tight-lipped mode. I’m fairly confident that this will turn out to be a nice bit of escapist entertainment after a summer of bombastic entries.