Some were worried when it was announced that Universal Pictures would move forward with a new Bourne film sans Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass. However, with the approach of the film, and Jeremy Renner tearing up screens in a variety of different films, some have come to actually get excited about the film. Long time series scribe Tony Gilroy steps up to the directorial duties, and since the last Bourne film he released a little Oscar nominated film called Michael Clayton that proves he knows exactly what he’s doing behind the camera, as well as behind the keyboard.
Starring alongside Renner are Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, and Albert Finney, so you know they aren’t messing around with the quality of the film. Today, Universal Pictures has released the first theatrical trailer for the film, which releases on August 3rd, 2012, a late summer action flick with a brain, just in case The Avengers isn’t as smart as everyone wants it to be. Check out the trailer below, and let us know what you think in the comments. Is Renner a viable replacement for Damon? Is it possible he’ll be even better?