As production continues on the fifth instalment of the Bourne franchise, Matt Damon has been giving Variety an update on the sequel, which will reunite him with The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass.
“We’re, like, probably about halfway through,” states Damon. “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.”
“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,” he continues. “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.”
Bourne 5 sees Matt Damon joined by the returning Julia Stiles, while new additions include Alicia Vikander (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.), Vincent Cassel (Trance), Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln), Ato Essandoh (Django Unchained), Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler) and Scott Shepherd (Bridge of Spies). The film is set for release on July 29th 2016.