The Bourne Legacy” is the fourth installment in the epic Bourne film series based on Robert Ludlum’s “Jason Bourne” novels. The narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, director Tony Gilroy (also the screenwriter of the first three Bourne films), 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 universe revolves around an original story that introduces us to a new hero (played by 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:

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Loosely based on the novel, it has been said that the film will be much like the previous two films in the franchise because it has a completely different plot from the source material. The one thing you can expect though, is a full blown American action spy film. Oh, also, the character Jason Bourne (previously played by Matt Damon) does not appear in this film. Bummer.

First class, top notch consolation? We get Jeremy Renner aka The Avengers’ Hawkeye. Yes! The Bourne Legacy is slated for a nationwide release on the 9th of August 2012 (Thursday).

For more information The Bourne Legacy, visit their official website.

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