Matt Damon! After 2012’s experiment in making Jeremy Renner the inheritor to Jason Bourne, the real deal is back for the fifth film in the franchise called simply Jason Bourne. A lot’s happened in the nearly 10 years since The Bourne Ultimatum: global recession, austerity throughout Europe, Wikileaks, Snowden, the Syrian refugee crisis… And it’s all Jason Bourne’s fault! Just kidding of course, but given all that, is it any wonder that Bourne disappeared to join Third World Fight Club? At least he’s stayed in shape because as the new trailer shows, there’s going to be a lot of running, jumping, shooting, punching, driving, riding, falling and crashing for Bourne in Bourne.
Aside from a commercial that aired during the Super Bowl, we haven’t seen much so far about Jason Bourne. Re-teaming with director Paul Greengrass, the new film seems to find Damon’s Bourne called to action again when old friend Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) hacks the CIA and gets some data that she wasn’t meant to see, some of which is about Bourne. He may remember everything, but he doesn’t know everything. With Bourne back on the radar, it’s up to Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, and Vincent Cassel to bring him down. Of course, after three movies, you know it’s not going to be easy.
Here’s the trailer for Jason Bourne.
The production has been ultra mysterious, with the name of the movie not even revealed until the Super Bowl ad. The full extent of the plot is not yet know, but clearly it’s another global jaunt with scenes in Greece and Vegas, and what producer Frank Marshall is calling “the best Bourne chase ever.” I think we’ll be the judge of that.
Jason Bourne will be in theaters everywhere on July 29.