Release Dates: ‘Bourne Legacy’, ‘Alex Cross’, ‘Dead Man Down’ & ‘Scary Movie 5′

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 10:00 pm,

The Bourne Legacy Trailer Release Dates: Bourne Legacy, Alex Cross, Dead Man Down & Scary Movie 5

Universal has slightly pushed back the release of its fourth Bourne movie (the first without Matt Damon), The Bourne Legacy, while Summit has nudged forward its release date for Alex Cross.

Meanwhile, FilmDistrict has settled on an early April 2013 date for Dead Man Down, and Dimension will release Scary Movie 5 (the first without Anna Faris) shortly thereafter – a three-month delay from the horror movie parody’s original date.

It appears that Universal has learned its lesson, after releasing Battleship too close to The Avengers. The studio has shifted Bourne Legacy‘s date back a week this summer to August 10th, in order to make room for Dark Knight Rises‘ run at the box office.

bourne legacy rachel weisz jeremy renner Release Dates: Bourne Legacy, Alex Cross, Dead Man Down & Scary Movie 5

Bourne Legacy stars Jeremy Renner, who’s hot off the one-two punch of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Avengers. The Legacy trailer has successfully established that this film is not a reboot; it takes place in the Bourne universe and ties directly into the events of its predecessors (in a cleaner fashion than the Alien spinoff, Prometheus). Test screenings for Legacy are said to have gone over well, in the aftermath of pickup shoots earlier this month.

Overall, Bourne Legacy appears to be in good shape. The film should benefit from not opening against the Total Recall remake – and making room for TDKR‘s reign.

Source: Deadline


Madea creator Tyler Perry will make his screen debut as James Patterson’s popular detective character in Alex Cross. The new Cross installment (technically, a reboot – don’t tell anyone!) opens later this year on October 19th, rather than the 26th, and goes up against Paranormal Activity 4.

alex cross tyler perry date Release Dates: Bourne Legacy, Alex Cross, Dead Man Down & Scary Movie 5
We’re still waiting on a trailer to provide an early sense of whether the outside-the-box casting of Perry as Cross (over the original, fan-fave candidate, Idris Elba) was a brilliant maneuver – or unintended misstep.

In the meantime, our Alex Cross screenshot gallery provides a preliminary look at the film’s various characters – with a schockingly-ripped Matthew Fox stealing the show, playing the killer Picasso (based on infamous Cross villain Michael Sullivan).


Dead Man Down has been scheduled for a U.S. theatrical release, beginning April 5th, 2013. The film reunites Swedish Girl with the Dragon Tattoo director Niels Arden Oplev and star Noomi Rapace – who co-headlines the movie with Colin Farrell.

colin farrell dead man down Release Dates: Bourne Legacy, Alex Cross, Dead Man Down & Scary Movie 5

Plot-wise, Dead Man Down is a neo-Noir thriller about a New York crime lord’s confidant (Ferrell) who assists one of his boss’ victims (Rapace) in her quest for vengeance (morality, seduction, and blackmail are all factors that affect Ferrell’s decision).

The Dead Man Down cast is rounded out by Oscar-nominee Terrence Howard (Iron Man) and Dominic Cooper (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), with Oplev directing from a script penned by Fringe writer/co-showrunner J. H. Wyman. It certainly sounds like an intriguing combination of talents, no?


Scary Movie 5 (there’s an audience for that… right?) has been delayed by over three months. It will now open two weeks after Dead Man Down, on April 19th of next year – and one week before Tom Cruise’s Oblivion arrives.

Disney Channel alum Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical, Suite Life of Zack and Cody) will take over leading lady duties from Scary Movie stalwart Anna Faris in the fifth installment. Malcolm Lee (Undercover Brother) will likewise inherit helmer duties from Scary Movie 3 & 4 director David Zucker, who’s still co-writing and producing the (theoretically) funny flick.

Maybe some fresh blood is exactly what the faltering Scary Movie franchise needs to be re-energized. Hey, it can’t be any worse than Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer’s recent entries in the parody sub-genre (Vampires Suck, Meet the Spartans)… right? Right?

Source: Box Office Mojo

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  1. Aw, I was supposed to watch THE BOURNE LEGACY for my birthday, i guess I’ll have to wait then. But, one more week ain’t bad, definitely a smart move.
    I don’t even plan on seeing Total “Remake”.

    • It is not a remake… -.- If you have paid attention to the news surrounding it, you would see that is more or less a true adaptation of the short story it is based off. That story is We Will Remember it for Wholesale.
      The original was a major take off of that story.

  2. Bourne pushed back a week is no big deal. Smart move I think cuz the dark knight will perform well obviously.

    I’ll see total recall for one reason. Two words.

    Kate beckinsale.

  3. i feel bad for colin farrell. he’s a good actor but can’t seem to find a movie that isn’t predestined to bomb. now take total recall for example. sandwiched between dark knight rises and bourne legacy, box office poisons in kate beckinsale and jessica biel (both hot but that’s beside the point), AND to top it off its a remake/reboot thing that isn’t exactly the most beloved variety of film at the moment.

    and about bourne legacy, the one week delay won’t help anything. they should have postponed to later in august because it seems pretty obvious that tdkr will be murdering all competition for a month AT LEAST.

  4. It makes sense to move Bourne. Even though it’s only a week IMO it will make a big difference in box office. TDKR is going to chew up anything in it’s way the 1st couple of weeks so it’s best to stay clear…

  5. Don’t EVER compare Zucker (or any other parody master for that matter) to Friedburg and Seltzer. Even on his mild days, Zucker still has more funny in him than F&S will ever have in this lifetime or the next ten.

  6. I agree with most of the above comments: Bourne Legacy being delayed a week is a smart move considering the competition. Besides, a week isn’t that bad at all…

  7. it’s a smart move, i’m still really excited for legacy

  8. Legacy looks mad gud. Ashley tisdale is hot for scary movie, but her voice annoys da crap outtame

  9. I think it’s a smart move. I am excited to see The Bourne Legacy. I think Renner is a good actor and should bring some intensity to the franchise. 1 week isn’t bad and the crowd for TDKR should start to die down. I think it won’t be impacted with the Total Recall remake crowd. I think people will go see it out of curiosity but I don’t see that film pulling huge numbers for 2-3 weeks. I think Total Recall should have also moved their dates to mid August as I think it would benefit them. Dumb move on their part for sandwiching it in between TDKR and TBL.

  10. Really looking forward to Bourne and Cross. I havent heard much on Dead Man Down but it will be a rental. Scary Movie 5 will be a rental at best. Ashley Tisdale? Oh well…..

  11. It doesn’t matter how far you push Bourne Legacy back, without Matt Damon it will be a DUD anyway. Who makes these stupid decisions anyway?