(Metro News) MMDA confirms ‘Bourne Legacy’ shooting on Wednesday

January 10, 2012 11:19 pm 

MANILA, Jan. 10 — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) confirmed on Tuesday that the much-awaited shooting of the Hollywood action thriller the “Bourne Legacy” would commence on Wednesday.

MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said the first shooting of the film would be done at San Andres and Remedios Circle in Malate, Manila.

“On Wednesday, they will start the shooting but I think it will not be for the whole day,” Tolentino said even as he allayed concerns that the shooting will result to traffic problems in the area.

The official said Remedios Circle is usually not a busy area though he added the MMDA will still deploy traffic enforcers and coordinate with their local counterparts to ensure a glitch-free shooting day.

Crowd control teams will also be deployed in the area, he added.

Earlier, the MMDA said the film will have scenes to be taken at Pasay-Taft Rotonda, Binondo, Intramuros, Navotas Fish Port, Marikina Market, Ramon Magsaysay Blvd., Ayala Ave., Jones Bridge and Nagtahan.

Pasay-Taft Rotonda, according to Tolentino, will be the scene for some of the movie’s car chase sequences.

The shooting of the film in the country will last for a month, with authorities saying it would help further boost the tourism industry.

"Bourne Legacy," topbilled by Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz, is the fourth part of the Hollywood spy film "Bourne" series. Renner will star in the movie as Aaron Cross, a new operative of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). (PNA) scs/CLTC

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