The Bourne Legacy will be released in Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand formats on Dec. 11, 2012, it was announced today by Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
The fourth film in the studio’s popular Bourne franchise based on the books of Robert Ludlum is its first without Matt Damon, who played superspy Jason Bourne in The Bourne Identity (2002), The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and The Bourne Ultimatium (2012).
This time around, Jeremy Renner plays Aaron Cross, a genetically enhanced spy who was in the same secret black ops program as Bourne. The story follows Cross as he fights back when the government’s intelligence community undertakes a mission to erase all evidence of the program.
Returning cast members from The Bourne Ultimatum include Joan Allen (who also was in The Bourne Supremacy), David Straitham, Scott Glenn and Albert Finney. The Bourne Legacy also co-stars Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton and Stacy Keach.
From a screenplay by Tony Gilroy (co-writer of the original trilogy of films, who also directed), The Bourne Legacy shares its title with a latter-day Bourne book written by Eric Von Lustbader after Ludlum’s death, but its story was newly conceived for this film.
Exclusive-to-Blu-ray features will include:
• Enter Aaron Cross feature on how Renner prepared for the role
• Crossing Continents: Legacy on Location feature on the film’s locations
• Man vs. Wolf look at the training and choreography behind the wolf sequence
• Moving Targets: Aaron and Marta feature on the film’s two main protagonists
The Blu-ray Combo Pack will also include standard DVD, Digital Copy and UltraViolet versions, as well as a pocket BLU App.
Bonus features on both the Blu-ray and standard DVD versions will include:
• Re-Bourne about the creation of the franchise’s new character and storyline
• Capturing Chaos: The Motorbike Chase on the filming of the climactic motorcycle chase sequence through the streets of Manila
• Feature Commentary with Tony Gilroy, co-writer Dan Gilroy, editor John Gilroy and other crew membersPreorder The Bourne Legacy (Two-Disc Combo Pack) on Amazon