The Bourne Legacy

August 10th 2012
  • Action/Thriller,
  • PG-13,
  • 135 min,
  • Universal Pictures
  • Cast: Jeremy Renner, Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz, Joan Allen, Scott Glenn, Oscar Isaac, Donna Murphy, Albert Finney, David Strathairn, Corey Stoll, Stacy Keach, Elizabeth Marvel, Corey Johnson, Dennis Boutsikaris, Michael Papajohn, Michael Chernus, Rachel Black, Jeff Grossman, Michael Berresse, Eli Harris, Page Leong, Frank Deal, Steve Routman, John Arcilla, Lou Veloso, Tony Guida, Karen Pittman, Madeleine Nicolas
  • Director: Tony Gilroy
  • Writers: Dan Gilroy, Tony Gilroy, Eric Van Lustbader
  • Producers: Patrick Crowley, Frank Marshall, Ben Smith, Jeffrey M. Weiner
  • Executive Producers: Jennifer Fox, Henry Morrison
  • Art Direction: Molly Hughes
  • Casting: Ellen Chenoweth
  • Costume Design: Shay Cunliffe
  • D.O.P.: Robert Elswit
  • Editor: John Gilroy
  • Makeup: Jerry DeCarlo
  • Music: James Newton Howard
  • Production Design: Kevin Thompson
  • Set Decoration: Leslie E. Rollins


Faced with the public and political fallout from the events of The Bourne Ultimatum, the CIA decides to shut down "Operation Outcome," the successor to "Operation Treadstone."

Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), an agent of Operation Outcome, and Stephanie Snyder (Rachel Weisz), a doctor who helped create the Outcome agents, must find a way to escape before CIA agent Byer (Edward Norton) can have them assassinated.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Manila, Philippines; New York City, USA; Seoul, South Korea
  • MPAA Warning: Violence and action sequences
  • Production Budget: $90 million
  • Production Companies: Captivate Entertainment, Universal Pictures
  • Production Schedule: September 2011 - January 2012

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2012 Guide Analysis: "How does one continue a star-driven franchise without its main star or his character appearing on screen? Universal intends to answer that very question with this fourth entry in the Jason Bourne series. Originally planned as a straight forward sequel, director Paul Greengrass opted out of doing it and his loyal leading man Matt Damon followed him.

Rather than letting a valuable franchise sit idle, Universal instead announced mid-last year that it's opting to make essentially a spin-off film set in the same continuity, with the likes of Joan Allen, Albert Finney and Scott Glenn reprising their roles from the previous films alongside new to the franchise stars like Renner, Weisz and Norton. This option gives them a 'Bourne' film of sorts, but also leaves it open for Damon and Greengrass to come back in the future if they wish.

While it is expected to deal with the fallout of the Treadstone conspiracy's exposure and demise, the big question here is in regards to writer/director Tony Gilroy. Gilroy is famously not a fan of what happened to his scripts for the first two films and seemingly turned his back on this franchise. To get him back as writer/director here not only took a lot of cash but likely the studio has had to give him a lot of freedom to do what he wants - the end result, even if it doesn't work, should prove both amusing and interesting."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 8 August 2012: Singapore
  • 9 August 2012: Czech Republic, Hong Kong
  • 10 August 2012: Paraguay, Poland
  • 13 August 2012: Ireland, UK
  • 16 August 2012: Australia, Cambodia, Denmark, New Zealand
  • 17 August 2012: Spain
  • 23 August 2012: Argentina, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia
  • 24 August 2012: Brazil, Mexico
  • 29 August 2012: Sweden
  • 30 August 2012: Russia, Ukraine
  • 31 August 2012: Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Turkey
  • 6 September 2012: Hungary, Netherlands
  • 7 September 2012: Norway
  • 13 September 2012: Germany
  • 14 September 2012: Italy, Lithuania
  • 19 September 2012: Belgium, France
  • 21 September 2012: Finland, South Africa
  • 28 September 2012: Japan