THE BOURNE LEGACY RELEASE DATES - Universal has pushed back the release of The Bourne Legacy film starrring Jeremy Renner from August 3rd to August 10th. The delay is due to the release of Sony’s Total Recall and Warner Brother’s The Dark Knight Rises. There was skepticism about the delay due to the reshoots with Renner that were filmed from June 8th through June 14th, but Universal has confirmed that it has nothing to do with that. Along with the week delay is the additional exposure from nationally televised Summer Olympic Games in London. Universal Studios along with director Tony Gilroy are doing everything in their power to ensure that their film will not follow the same path Battleship did back in May.
Read the Official Statement from Universal Studios Below:
“Just as The Avengers demonstrated marketplace sustainability that well outpaced traditional patterns earlier this summer, the industry expects a similar trajectory for The Dark Knight Rises. Moving one week further from its release will give The Bourne Legacy an even greater opportunity to maximize its opening box office potential. Moving to August 10 will also allow us to extend valuable promotion for the film across all NBCUniversal platforms during the Olympics, which will dominate television and digital audiences beginning July 27. We are excited about this new chapter in our Bourne franchise and confident that August 10 is the right date for our film and for our industry as a whole.”