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'The Bourne Legacy''s shooting locations in Manila

January 10, 2012 7:32pm
Metro Manila will play itself in "The Bourne Legacy," the fourth installment of the spy action thriller franchise.

Check out which neighborhoods below will get cameo roles, some as the setting of car chase scenes. Click on the icons for exact locations. Shooting starts January 11, 2012. 

The film picks up where 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum left off. Matt Damon does not reprise his role as Jason Bourne in "The Bourne Legacy." Instead, the film derives its story from a new set of characters who have to deal with the consequences of Jason Bourne's actions. The story is reportedly written such that Matt Damon can make a comeback as Bourne in a future film for the series. The film stars Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz. 

In an interview on the GMA News program Quick Response Team, Jun Juban, Philippine producer of "The Bourne Legacy," tells reporter Jiggy Manicad that the film's producers chose Manila over Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Jakarta, Indonesia as a shooting location due to the hospitality shown by Filipinos.

"Malaking bagay ito kasi pinamilian tayo eh. It was Ho Chi Minh and Jakarta tapos eto nga ang napili (Manila) because of the friendliness of the Filipinos. Yun ang pinakamalaking bagay. When we were scouting, the (foreign producers) saw that they felt at home with the neighborhood," Juban said.



View "The Bourne Legacy" Shoot Locations in the Philippines in a larger map

Shooting locations in Manila and dates:
 
Jan. 11 to 13 (Wednesday to Friday) - Leveriza St. from Quirino to San Andres
Jan. 11 to 13 (Wednesday to Friday) - San Andres St. from Orosa to Guerrero
Jan. 14 (Saturday) - San Andres St. from Guerrero to Taft Ave.
Jan. 15 (Sunday) - Leveriza St. from Ilang-ilang to Quirino Ave.
Jan. 15 (Sunday) - Quirino Ave. from M. Adriatico to Bagong Lipunan
Jan. 18 and 19 (Wednesday and Thursday) - Jorge Bocobo St., corner Remedios Circle
Jan. 18 and 19 (Wednesday and Thursday) - Remedios Circle
Jan. 25 (Wednesday), Feb. 17 and 18 (Friday and Saturday) - Sta. Lucia St.
Jan. 25 (Wednesday), Feb. 17 and 18 (Friday and Saturday) - Real St.
Jan. 25 (Wednesday), Feb. 17 and 18 (Friday and Saturday) - Riverside Drive
Feb. 5 (Sunday) - Jones Bridge
Feb. 8 to 15 (Wednesday to Wednesday) - Ramon Magsaysay Blvd.
 
No specific dates yet indicated for the following places:
 
Marikina City Public Market
Ayala Ave. (Makati)
Navotas City Fish Port
EDSA corner Taft Ave.
El Nido, Palawan

Sources: Metro Manila Development Authority, Manila City Hall

— AM Marzoña/ HS/TJD, GMA News

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