MANILA – A new poster for the movie “The Bourne Legacy” was released on Thursday by the SM Cinema Chain on its Facebook page, stirring up a new wave of excitement for the Hollywood spy thriller partly shot in the Philippines.
The poster image shows lead star Jeremy Renner looking down pensively at the bottom of a narrow alleyway.
The movie credits are printed above his right side, while the catchphrase “There was never just one” looms in the dark shadow over his left.
Filipinos might recognize the location as the same sidestreet in Manila’s Sta. Ana district where Renner hurtles down in the first official full trailer for the film released on May 31.
The poster appears to be the first official movie poster after the two teaser posters released in January and February when the film was still being shot in different locations in the Philippines.
The second one announced the film’s original target release date in North America, which was August 3, 2012.
“The Bourne Legacy” is the fourth film in the successful “Bourne” series. The first three “Bourne” films starred Matt Damon as CIA agent Jason Bourne, a character originally created by novelist Robert Ludlum.
“The Bourne Legacy” is a spin-off rather than a sequel, with Renner playing a totally new character named Aaron Cross. It also stars Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton.
The director, Tony Gilroy, wrote the screenplay for the first three films.
Two weeks ago, its studio Universal Pictures postponed its release date to August 10, to avoid competition from Warner Bros.’ Batman movie “Dark Knight Rises”, which is set to open on July 20, as a well as head-to-head showdown with “Total Recall”, starring Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsale.
However, “The Bourne Legacy” will open earlier in other markets such as the Philippines.
The post on the SM Cinema Facebook page came with this simple invitation: “Watch BOURNE LEGACY on August 8 at SM Cinema!”