The narrative architect of the Bourne universe is Tony Gilroy, having written The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum films starring Matt Damon. Now he begins a new chapter in The Bourne Legacy, and we were lucky enough to sit down with him during his Sydney visit for a chat about the films, the new direction, 9/11 and the future of the franchise.
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.
We need to thank Universal Pictures Australia for allowing us time with the filmmaker, and of course, Mr. Gilroy for her generous time and answers. The Bourne Legacy is released in Australia on 16 August 2012 from Universal.