BREAKING: Universal Pushes Back Release of THE BOURNE LEGACY
Hollywood does a lot of things that piss people off. From the excessive amount of remakes and reboots they dish out, to the endless sequels to franchises that need to be dead an buried, to the unnecessary need to force 3D upon us like it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread.
I don’t have a problem personally with any of that because it’s all out of my hands as a moviegoer but the thing I hate the most is when studios set a release date well in advance, getting our hopes up for it in the process and seemingly at the last minute, decide to switch things up and push it back! Hollywood is at it again…
THE BOURNE LEGACY, which stars Jeremy Renner in the lead role this time around was originally scheduled for release on August 3 but Universal has now realized that releasing the film on the same day as TOTAL RECALL, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS and two weeks after THE DARK KNIGHT RISES was a bad idea so they’re moving it back one week where it will bow on August 10.
At the end of the day I guess it is a smart move but I’m sure they’ve known for months now that the level of competition on that date would be fierce so why did it take them so long to do so? My qualm is not with the 7 day wait, although it sucks to have the film pushed back at all but I know those execs saw the summer schedule well in advance so maybe there are some underlining issues we’re not being made aware of.
THE BOURNE LEGACY has recently undergone some reshoots with Renner reshooting a few scenes but Universal insists that it has nothing to do with the release date change. Advanced screenings of the flick have gone very well however, but that only make my desire to see this film grow even more. Co-written and directed by Tony Gilroy, the action flick also stars Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz, Albert Finney, Joan Allen, Scott Glenn, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac.
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. This story introduces us to a new hero whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films.
Source: Deadline Hollywood