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Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in Jason Bourne. Paul Greengrass, the director of The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, once again joins Damon for the next chapter of Universal Pictures’ Bournefranchise, which finds the CIA’s most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows.
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MattDamon have given an update on the production status of Bourne 5 stating:
“We’re, like, probably about halfway through. We started in September but they’re going dark for most of December and cutting basically the first two acts. And then we have the third act and then whatever we owe from the first two acts…We were in Tenerife, which is supposed to be Athens. It would be like a nighttime riot scene to kind of start the movie. And then England, Berlin a little bit for about a week, and a little bit in D.C. Then we’re going to Vegas for the third act…Big car chase on the strip.”
He also added:
“You’ll find the character — like “The Bourne Ultimatum,” the third act actually in the movie dovetails with the third act of “The Bourne Supremacy.” So technically when the Bourne character disappears, it’s still 2004. So when this next one comes out in ’16, it will have been 12 years — in movie years — that the character as been off the grid. So what’s happened in those intervening years gives you a story.”
It was a late night for everyone on the set of the as-yet-untitled fifth film in the blockbuster Bourne series. But the darkness was perfect for Matt Damon’s character Jason Bourne to meet up with one-time CIA agent Nicky Parsons, played by Julia Stiles, on the Spanish island of Tenerife on Wednesday.
The first picture of Matt Damon on the set of the sequel emerged on Tuesday when producer Frank Marshall tweeted a shirtless snap of the ripped star. He captioned it: ‘First day of principal photography complete and happy to report, BOURNE is back! #Bourne2016.’ Frank produced all four previous Bourne films: Identity, Supremacy and Ultimatum, as well as Legacy starring Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross, which collectively made $1.2billion at the box office.
The storyline and full cast have yet to be revealed but it has emerged that Tommy Lee Jones will be Matt’s CIA counterpart. Last week Vincent Cassel joined the cast as the villain in the new film. Others in the line-up include The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’s Alicia Vikander. Paul Greengrass, who directed Supremacy and Ultimatum, returns to the helm and will also write the screenplay for the first time along with Matt.
The new Bourne movie is slated to hit the big screen on July 29, 2016.
Producer Frank Marshall treated fans to a photo of the shredded 44-year-old actor filming a fight scene on the first day of set. In the pic, Damon is shirtless and covered in dirt, with his chiselled abs on display.
— Frank Marshall (@LeDoctor) September 8, 2015
Damon did give a few hints in a recent interview. “Without giving too much of it away, it’s Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe and in a post-Snowden world,” he told Buzzfeed.
“It seems like enough has changed, you know? There are all these kinds of arguments about spying and civil liberties and the nature of democracy.”
Damon’s personal trainer Jason Welsh joins him on set while filming the action flick, and told E! News of his star client: “Matt is absolutely the best client anybody could ever hope for. “He is hard working and he is funny as hell. So we keep it light, but we work really, really hard.”
Viggo Mortensen is in talks as the Bourne 5 main villain. Also, Julia Stiles is set to reprise her role as covert agent Nicky Parsons.
During an interview with E!, Matt Damon confirmed another Bourne film: “Yes, we shoot next year. It’ll be in 2016 when the movie will actually come out. Director Paul Greengrass is going to do another one and that’s all I ever said. I just needed him to say yes.”
Release date for the upcoming Matt Damon-led Bourne 5 has now reportedly been changed from the initially announced July 15 outing to a July 29, 2016 screening date.
ComingSoon is reporting that Greengrass, Damon, and Christopher Rouse will team up on the script, meaning that this will mark the first time Tony Gilroy does not have a hand in writing a Bourne feature.
The next Bourne film will see the return of actor Matt Damon on his most iconic action movie role as the amnesiac, super-spy Jason Bourne.
Presumably the next few months will be filled with new details about who in the franchise cast will be returning and who will be signing on for their series debut, so stay tuned.
According to Variety, Universal is moving forward with The Bourne 5 and Jeremy Renner will be returning as Aaron Cross. There is no director officially attached, but Anthony Peckham (screenwriter of 2009′s Sherlock Holmes) has been approached to write the script for the next installment.
There has been some talk about Matt Damon (who portrayed Jason Bourne in the first three films) teaming up with Renner, but so far, it’s all just speculation. If the fifth movie will have the word “Bourne” in its title, a team up would make sense. Otherwise, they might as well just branch off into a new franchise (i.e. The Further Adventures of Aaron Cross).