The Bourne Legacy Featurette Offers Behind the Scenes Look at Pivotal Chase Scene
08.05.12 by Ryan
As promotion on the upcoming sequel The Bourne Legacy heads into the home stretch, Universal has released a new behind the scenes look at the latest installment of the Bourne franchise, which see Jeremy Renner takes over for Matt Damon as operative Aaron Cross. The featurette, released by Yahoo!, examines a pivotal chase scene in the movie involving Cross and Dr. Marta Shearing (Rachel Weisz) being chased through the streets of Manila on a motorcycle. As co-writer/director Tony Gilroy points out, The Bourne Ultimatum had a rather "definitive car chase" sequence, which was part of the inspiration to switch to motorcycles instead. Renner did most of his own driving, which made things easy for Weisz, who Gilroy said "didn't have to act" because she "was just scared the whole time."
The Bourne Legacy was written by Tony and his brother Dan Gilroy and co-stars returning Bourne actors Albert Finney, Joan Allen and David Strathairn, as well as newcomers Edward Norton (The Incredible Hulk), Oscar Isaac (Robin Hood, Sucker Punch) and Stacy Keach.