Tony Gilroy wrote and directed "Legacy," which might explain why the shaky-cam aesthetic has been dropped in favor of a more straightforward approach. Gilroy was famously on the receiving end of a Matt Damon smack-down late last year, but despite those differences, even the original Jason Bourne is hoping the new film succeeds. Well, sorta.
"I think if ['Bourne Legacy'] doesn't work, we can just ignore it and pretend it didn't happen, and that'd be fine," Damon told KCRW in December. "But I expect that it will work and only help us if we did another one, which I'd love to do."
Judging from the trailer, Damon's instinct might be right. After all: "Legacy" does feature some variation on the "Inception" horn. That thing sells tickets!
"The Bourne Legacy" is due out in theaters on Aug. 3
[Apple via /Film]