Whenever a movie series sees a change in the director or lead actor, you have to speculate how much the style of the movie is going to be changed. It could be outstanding or terrible depending on the situation and the greatness of the directors or the actor that you're talking about. It's a risky plan in the first place, but it's even riskier if the previous installments were popular. That's because all engaged might want to stay a bit true to what's already been created. That's the case for The Bourne Legacy as Tony Gilroy took over for Paul Greengrass, the director of The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) and Jeremy Renner took over Matt Damon, the lead actor of the previous three films.
The Bourn Legacy attempts to tie in the previous installments and their plots into this one. Most fascinating about this film is that it builds on what we have seen in the past movies, but assures that Jason Bourne was just the start and that the conspiracy is much bigger than just the Treadstone project.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment will be releasing The Bourn Legacy on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Download on December 11, 2012. The releases will contain the following bonus materials and extras:
BLU-RAY COMBO PACK EXCLUSIVE:
•Enter Aaron Cross Discover how Jeremy Renner prepared for the role of Aaron Cross.
•Crossing Continents Legacy on Location—From the frigid snow peaks of Canada to the teeming urban streets of Manila, no location was out of bounds as a potential backdrop in The Bourne Legacy.
•Man vs. Wolf A look at the training and choreography it took to pull off the wolf sequence.
•Wolf Sequence Test
•Moving Targets: Aaron and Marta Director Tony Gilroy, stars Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz, and others shed light on the two characters who propel the film’s intense combination of drama and action. They reveal their complementary styles of working and discuss how they forged the evolving, emotional heart of the film together.
•Digital Copy of The Bourne Legacy*
•UltraViolet - The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, put them in the cloud and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smart phones. Currently available in the United States only.*
*UltraViolet™ and Digital Copy redemption code subject to expiration. Visit NBCUCodes.com for details.
•BD-LIVE™: Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to access the latest trailers, exclusive content and more!
•pocketBLU™ - The popular free pocket BLU™ app for smartphones is now even better with newly updated versions for iPad®, Android™ tablets, PC and Macintosh computers, with features made especially to take advantage of the devices’ larger screens and high resolution displays.
DVD & BLU-RAY:
•Re-Bourne Find out how co-writer/director Tony Gilroy, star Jeremy Renner, and the rest of the creative team expanded the Bourne universe into a new film that reveals a larger, even more dangerous conspiracy..
•Capturing Chaos: The Motorbike Chase Watch Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz and 2nd Unit Director Dan Bradley film the thrilling climactic motorcycle chase through the chaotic and insanely congested streets of Manilla.
•Feature Commentary with Director/Co-Writer Tony Gilroy, Co-Writer Dan Gilroy, Editor John Gilroy, Director of Photography Robert Elswit, Second Unit Director Dan Bradley, and Production Designer Kevin Thompson.