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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." watch the video >> Posted 08.05.12 by Ryan
Ever since Universal made plans to make a Bourne movie without Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass, fans have questioned how The Bourne Legacy, the fourth installment in the franchise, would relate to the previous trilogy. Jeremy Renner takes over for Damon as operative Aaron Cross in a story that co-writer/director Tony Gilroy has said answers the question, "What if Treadstone wasn't the only black-ops program?"
That means that Operation Outcome takes the place of Bourne's Operation Treadstone training program, and Legacy follows the fallout from the events of The Bourne Ultimatum. The action in Legacy actually takes place at the same time as Ultimatum, as pointed out by producer Frank Marshall in a new featurette. The video shows how Legacy relates to the previous trilogy and why Renner and Rachel Weisz are on the run from Edward Norton's CIA agent Byer in newly released footage. The featurette does contain some spoilers from the movie, so, unless you're a Damon fan that still needs some convincing to watch Legacy, be warned. watch the featurette >> Posted 07.26.12 by Ryan
Since The Bourne Legacy was first announced, fans have wondered how a franchise would continue without its star (Matt Damon) and director (Paul Greengrass helmed both The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum). According to Tony Gilroy, who wrote and directed Legacy and had a hand in writing all three previous Bourne movies, the answer he gave to Empire in a recent interview was to come up a new idea in an already established world.
will damon and renner team up? >> Posted 06.27.12 by Ryan
I had never spent one moment thinking about how to do a sequel to Bourne Ultimatum. I first came in for two weeks just to spitball. I had a very random idea...so we started with that and it got more and more exciting. All of a sudden I was staring at something that had a great deal of resonance and was soulful and uncynical and was also gonna kick ass. So that was good.
In 2003, actor Jeremy Renner co-starred in what could have been the beginning of a franchise with S.W.A.T. Almost a decade later and after appearing in independent and lower-budgeted fare like The Hurt Locker and The Town (both of which earned Renner Academy Award nominations), Renner is in four established or potential franchise movies — Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Avengers and The Bourne Legacy.
As Renner explained to ComingSoon, being a part of so many franchises was not something the actor anticipated.
Renner on his many, many projects >> Posted 11.30.11 by Ryan
I never went after a big franchise. I never went after a big action movie. They just sort of kind of manifested in a way... It started off by me saying, "Why not be in a movie that will play all over the world, but that still has something that I can do in it? Why not?" It was kind of impossible for me to say no [to these movies] as long as there was stuff for me to do character-wise, selfishly, it's just a bigger setting. A bigger stage.
Emma Stone likely won't be reuniting with director Ruben Fleischer for a sequel to 2009's Zombieland anytime soon, but the actress is joining the cast of Fleischer's latest project, Warner Bros.' Gangster Squad.
The movie — based on writer Paul Lieberman's seven-part series of articles for The LA Times, "Tales from the Gangster Squad" — will follow a secret squad of 1940's police officers who work to keep East Coast mobsters like "Mickey" Cohen out of Los Angeles. Variety reports that Stone will also reunite with her Crazy, Stupid, Love co-star Ryan Gosling, playing a "sharp-tongued siren" named Jean who is caught in a love triangle between Gosling (the womanizing Sgt. Jerry Wooters) and Cohen (Sean Penn). who's returning for Bourne? >> Posted 07.27.11 by Ryan
Universal cast a wide net when it began looking for an actor to headline the latest movie in its popular Bourne movie franchise based on the books by Robert Ludlum. Names that popped up in the past couple of months include Garrett Hedlund, Joel Edgerton, Luke Evans, Shia LaBeouf and Taylor Kitsch, but Universal went with an increasingly in-demand actor that surprisingly was not previously considered to be near the top of the list. According to Deadline, actor Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) has been offered the lead role in Bourne Legacy. more about Bourne Legacy >> Posted 04.22.11 by BrentJS
Whether Bourne fans like it or not, another sequel is on the way that won't feature Matt Damon. Instead, Universal is pressing forward with a "stand-alone project" that will feature a new agent with the same training as Damon's character of Jason Bourne. Titled Bourne Legacy, the sequel comes from writer-director Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton), who also worked on all three previous Bourne scripts.
Last month, almost every young actor in Hollywood was reportedly up for the role, but a recent report has four actors testing for Gilroy and the studio nest month. who's testing? >> Posted 03.25.11 by Ryan
Back in 2009, The Bourne Ultimatum screenwriter George Nolfi was hired to write a fourth Bourne movie for The Bourne Supremacy and Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass and actor Matt Damon. Greengrass left the proposed sequel, and Nolfi went on to write and direct the upcoming The Adjustment Bureau (which stars Damon). Universal moved on to The Bourne Legacy, which won't feature Jason Bourne, but another protagonist with the same training and skill set and has Tony Gilroy writing and directing.
In an interview with The Playlist, Nolfi explained what happened to his Bourne 4 was abandoned. what happened? >> Posted 02.27.11 by Ryan
Bourne fans weren't exactly pleased when writer-director Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton) revealed that that the Bourne 4 script he was working on — titled Bourne Legacy — will be a "stand-alone project" that wouldn't include the character of Jason Bourne but "a whole new hero," which Gilroy later revealed would be a new agent with the same training as Bourne. Gilroy also explained that he didn't want to replace Matt Damon, who had previously announced that he wouldn't do another Bourne without The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass. Greengrass dropped out of the fourth Bourne in December of 2009. Gilroy maintains that Legacy won't permanently replace Damon, leaving open the possibility of his return. who's up for the part? >> Posted 02.25.11 by Ryan