'Bourne Legacy' premieres in PH on Aug. 5

By David Dizon, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at Jul 17 2012 06:42 PM | Updated as of Jul 18 2012 04:16 PM

MANILA, Philippines - "The Bourne Legacy," a Hollywood action film starring Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz, will have its Asian premiere in the Philippines on August 5.

Metro Manila Development Authority chairman Francis Tolentino said the Philippines will be the first country in Asia to screen the much-awaited action film. Earlier reports said the movie will be shown in the US on August 10.

"We will be screening the movie ahead of the US release. 'The Bourne Legacy' will be shown on August 5, 7 pm in Resorts World Manila. This will be the first premiere, the Asian premiere of 'The Bourne Legacy,'" he told radio dzMM.

The film, the fourth in the 'Bourne' franchise, stars Renner, Weisz and Edward Norton. Parts of the movie were shot in Metro Manila and Palawan from January to February this year.

A trailer of the movie earlier showed scenes shot in the Philippines.

The trailer shows a nerve-gripping motorbike chase scene shot in a busy Manila road, complete with crashing jeepneys and taxis.

The film also shows agent Aaaron Cross (Renner) in hand-to-hand combat with Filipino police and security guards.