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12.21.2015
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The Bourne series built an action star out of Matt Damon...which seems like a no-brainer now, but back when THE BOURNE IDENTITY came out, that casting choice was a bit of a head-scratcher. In any case, the series tried to carry on without Damon and that just didn't quite work. This time around, we have both Damon and director Paul Greengrass back, so expectations are up there for this next installment. Variety recently spoke with Damon and he was open to divulge some details about the flick, as well as where a major set piece was taking place.

Matt Damon on BOURNE 5:

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.

[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.

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.

I actually found THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM to be running a little low on gas, as far as Jason Bourne's backstory goes, but that doesn't mean I'm not down for another thriller with the character in tow. Both Damon and Greengrass have plenty of other projects they could work on, but I really dig the fact that they love this character and wanted to make sure they had a story to tell with this next flick. Here's hoping it lives up!

BOURNE 5 is scheduled to hit theaters on July 29, 2016.

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Source: Variety

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9:46PM on 12/21/2015
Yeah not sure what the writer is talking about here, but the Damon Bourne films ascended in quality, with Ultimatum being the best. I can't wait for this next installment!
Yeah not sure what the writer is talking about here, but the Damon Bourne films ascended in quality, with Ultimatum being the best. I can't wait for this next installment!
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2:39PM on 12/21/2015
He kind of looks like a war boy in that picture.
He kind of looks like a war boy in that picture.
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2:25PM on 12/21/2015
The Bourne films are some of my most favorite action films and I really hope this new entry can capture the quality of the original trilogy/Bourne Legacy.
The Bourne films are some of my most favorite action films and I really hope this new entry can capture the quality of the original trilogy/Bourne Legacy.
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1:30PM on 12/21/2015
I really like the movies. But I hope they come up with another storyline than the tired "Agency tracks and hunts their own Agent"-plot. Itīs already been done to dead, been reanimated and done to dead again. Letīs give him an actual Mission for godīs sake.
I really like the movies. But I hope they come up with another storyline than the tired "Agency tracks and hunts their own Agent"-plot. Itīs already been done to dead, been reanimated and done to dead again. Letīs give him an actual Mission for godīs sake.
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11:17AM on 12/22/2015
Maybe the agency and Bourne can have a common enemy (Terror Plot, whatever) and have to work together. Or maybe not...I...I don't know. But I really love these movies.
Maybe the agency and Bourne can have a common enemy (Terror Plot, whatever) and have to work together. Or maybe not...I...I don't know. But I really love these movies.
12:54PM on 12/21/2015
one of my top 3 most anticipated films of the next year.This trilogy got better with each film
one of my top 3 most anticipated films of the next year.This trilogy got better with each film
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12:11PM on 12/21/2015
I think most people find THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM to be the best of the trilogy.
I think most people find THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM to be the best of the trilogy.
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