One of my favorite actors of all time is now shooting one of the best action movie franchises ever. That's right-I'm talking Matt Damon as JASON BOURNE.
The Bourne Movies have some of the best action fight scenes of all time; giving us a real look at the training and risks CIA Field Agents undergo. Everything from the weapons handling, the car chases, the Filipino Kali fight style, and the behavior. I'll go as far as to assume it was because of the Bourne movies that we have a more modern James Bond onscreen.
I don't need to go into too much backstory but since the last movie The Bourne Ultimatum - Jason Bourne's mission is complete. Conklin is dead, Abbot is dead, the SRD training program has been brought down with everyone tied to it. He's gone missing from the world as well as his former handler Nicky Parson (Julia Stiles). When Legacy was released starring Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross from Project OUTCOME-Matt Damon was absent-refusing to work with anyone other than Paul Greengrass who directed the last two Bourne movies. Although the story and performance of Jeremy Renner received praise-the absence of Jason Bourne-although mentioned heavily since Legacy followed the same timeline as Ultimatum turned many fans away.
So now we have all the elements for a new Jason Bourne adventure-what can we expect from the new movie? Obviously, we can assume that we're going to see a story infused with the last few books in the Robert Ludlum series.
List of Novels:
The Bourne Identity (1980)
The Bourne Supremacy (1986)
The Bourne Ultimatum (1990)
- The Bourne Legacy (2004)
- The Bourne Betrayal (2007)
- The Bourne Sanction (2008)
- The Bourne Deception (2009)
- The Bourne Objective (2010)
- The Bourne Dominion (2011)
- The Bourne Imperative (2012)
- The Bourne Retribution (2013)
- The Bourne Ascendancy (2014)
- The Bourne Enigma (2015)
For the most part-the trilogy veered away from the books-so it's hard to tell where we'll find Jason Bourne. Especially since now we're 9 years past the events ending in The Bourne Ultimatum. From the new image above and some shots captured of a bike chase scene-thanks to the Daily Mail, we can expect the new movie to follow the formula. In your face action, non-stop excitement.
Another question to consider is whether we'll see David Webb, the real man behind Jason Bourne? In the books, he actually becomes a professor of linguistics at Georgetown University. He isn't wanted for anything as Pamela Landy cleared his name when she revealed to the world the secrets hidden in Project Blackbriar. So what will transpire to bring back Jason Bourne?
FACT: Did you know that in 1988 Richard Chamberlain and Jaclyn Smith starred in the original Bourne Identity, made for TV movie.
I can't wait to know more as the build up to the new Bourne movie begins! I can already hear that familiar Bourne theme song playing in my head!