Bourne Legacy trailer debuts online (+video)

Jeremy Renner stars as CIA operative Aaron Cross in The Bourne Legacy. Photo / Supplied
Jeremy Renner stars as CIA operative Aaron Cross in The Bourne Legacy. Photo / Supplied

The first trailer for the highly anticipated - and secretive - new Bourne film has hit the net.

The Bourne Legacy, the fourth film in the series but first not to feature Matt Damon or director Paul Greengrass, is a reboot of sorts and stars Jeremy Renner as CIA operative Aaron Cross.

It is directed by Tony Gilroy, a screenwriter on the first three Bourne films and has several new faces, including Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac.

Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Scott Glenn reprise their roles from the trilogy.

The film, about the workings of a shadowy Central Intelligence Agency unit that trains super spies, has been shrouded in secrecy until today, with the release of the first trailer and still from the movie.

Renner's character is described as an "outcome agent" in the trailer. At one point, Norton's character says: "Jason Bourne was just the tip of the iceberg."

The Bourne Legacy is released in New Zealand on August 12.

- Herald online

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