Set In Greece and LA, ‘Bourne 5’ to Explore Espionage in a ‘Post-Snowden’ World: Matt Damon

By Nilankur Dutta | 1 year ago
Set In Greece and LA, ‘Bourne 5’ to Explore Espionage in a ‘Post-Snowden’ World: Matt Damon

You know that Matt Damon is back as Jason Bourne in the upcoming “Bourne 5”, but do you know why? The actor has said that he and director Paul Greengrass were waiting for the world to change to make the fifth installment of Jason Bourne. Read on to find out more.

Damon has revealed some crucial plot and setting details for 2016’s “Bourne 5”, speaking with Buzzfeed earlier this month. The actor confirmed that the movie will be set partly in a Greece under the throes of the economic crisis, partly in Las Vegas, USA. In Damon’s own words, from the earliest example of democracy to the most grotesque one.


“It’s Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe and in a post-Snowden world. 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 said.

When we last see Damon as ‘Jason Bourne’ in the Bourne series, he had taken down Blackbriar and Treadstone (which, sounds more like a tyre-corporation than a spy agency, but perhaps that is the point) and gone into hiding. That was eight years ago, at the end of “Bourne Ultimatum.” The series then took a detour through 2012’s tepid thriller, “Bourne Legacy” with Jeremy Renner. (Jeremy Renner, by the way, is still very much a part of the Bourne universe, but will not be meeting Matt Damon in “Bourne 5”, according to the executive producer).

On his return, Damon mentioned that they always saw the Bourne movies to be set in the Bush presidency and had to wait for the world to change to make a new one. Well, seems like the world has changed enough for Matt Damon.

It is a good thing too, massive spying on civilians notwithstanding, we are about ready to have another Bourne movie. Vincent Cassel will be playing the villain in this, as Movie News Guide reported earlier.

There you have it for the latest news on “Bourne 5”. Stay tuned on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates on your favorite celebrities, TV shows and movies.

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