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January 4, 2012

Bourne Legacy to be Shot on Manila Streets

Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino revealed that the fourth film in the Bourne Franchise, "Bourne Legacy" will be shot in several locations in Metro Manila.

In an interview conducted with, Tolentino said that producers of Bourne Legacy intends to shoot its key car chase sequence at the Pasay Taft Rotunda. Other locations for filming include: Marikina City Market, San Andres Market, Navotas Fishport, Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard, Nagtahan, Intramuros and Jones Bridge. Some scenes will also be filmed on EDSA as well as Ayala Avenue.

Though Tolentino cannot confirm the filming schedule of the latest Bourne film, he did say that the film makers will be here for a month to shoot the scenes. Some sources indicate that filming may start as early as Saturday, January 14.

Bourne Legacy is based off a 2004 novel by Eric Van Lustbader. Written and directed by Tony Gilroy, the events in the novel takes place right after the events chronicled in The Bourne Ultimatum. However, because Matt Damon dropped out of the project, The Bourne Legacy was re-written as a spin-off or "sidequel". The film stars Jeremy Renner as CIA operative Aaron Cross. Alongside Renner, Edward Norton and Rachel Weisz will star. The film is set for release in August 2012.

Source: ABS-CBN News

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