The Bourne Legacy new trailer brings in Bourne
Now we see how much The Bourne Legacy is linked to Bourne and the answer is a lot. This isn't a new programme training assassins in the same way as Treadstone did in Bourne after the events of the first films, this is a programme running parallel to Treadstone and developing assassins in a slightly different way.
There's a new addition to the programme that could push things a little too over the top, or it could add an extra dimension that works really well. However it turns out right now we're seeing an action packed film that has huge ties with the Bourne films we've already seen.
Here's a new blurb for The Bourne Legacy to go along with the new trailer:
Aaron Cross, a new hero, experiences life-or-death stakes that have been triggered by previous events. The story resumes after the conclusion of The Bourne Ultimatum, as a new cast of characters grapple with the consequences of Jason Bourne's actions.
It might also be interesting to have a quick glance through the previous blurb that came with the first trailer:
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.
Now, here's the new trailer which comes through TrailerAddict. It certainly is full of action, and while you might catch the similarity of our assassin being on the run with a woman, it's clear his motivations are different to Bourne's.
The big thing though is the amount of footage from the first films and the connections between them, this is running concurrently and I wonder if we're going to see more than just background news reports as the two go on the run in a different direction?