A tight shot of Rachel Weisz.
– Rachel Weisz
, the star of such films like The Mummy
and The Constant Gardener
, was clearly captivated by the stunning natural beauty and landmarks of Palawan
while shooting The Bourne Legacy
According to local Bourne
producer and Philippine Film Studios, Inc. official Jun Juban, the multi-awarded actress expressed her deep admiration for the island and even went as far as telling him that can ‘live’ in Palawan
It is expected that the praise from the 41-year-old Weisz will undoubtedly strengthen Palawan
appeal in the months leading up to the August opening of The Bourne Legacy
in theaters. It also happens that summer vacation in the Philippines
will begin next month already and the buzz involving Weisz’s praise is already generating interest among Filipinos to visit Palawan
.Bourne Film Crew and Veteran Hollywood Producers Like Palawan
Jun Juban also revealed that in addition to Rachel Weisz
, the other cast members and the production team are also in awe with Palawan
and have pretty much enjoyed their stay there. Other than marveling at the scenic spots and experiencing the relaxing atmosphere, the production team led by producers Patrick Crowley
and Frank Marshall
clearly enjoyed the local hospitality and were very thankful for the attention they received.
Crowley is credited for producing the Bourne
films since the beginning and produced one episode of the hit TV series Hawaii Five-0
. Marshall on the other hand is a well known collaborator on several Steven Spielberg
films including The Color Purple
, Empire of the Sun
, and the entire Indiana Jones
Economic Benefits for the Philippines
Weisz in a location shoot in Manila for the film 'Bourne Legacy'.
Long before Palawan
and Manila get showcased on the big screens via The Bourne Legacy
’s global release this August, Juban expressed that the production is already benefiting the Philippines
“There are close to 200 staff, crew and actors involved in this film. This means 10,000 hotel room nights spread in two major hotels in Manila. This has definitely exceeded initial projections,” Juban elaborated.
Juban went on to thank the support given by the MMDA (Metropolitan Manila Development Authority), Executive Secretary Pacquito Ochoa, Jr., the DILG (Department of Interior and Local Government), DOF (Department of Finance), DOT (Department of Tourism
) and the respective governments of Pasay, Manila, Quezon City, Navotas and Marikina.Promising Future
With so much positive buzz involving Rachel Weisz
, the producers and the film crew over the last several weeks, it is expected that The Bourne Legacy
will be a hit and help sell the Philippines
as a solid place for tourism
and even location film shoots.