You know his name. Come July, moviegoers will be welcoming the long-anticipated return of Jason Bourne, with today’s stylish new action shot giving us a peek at Matt Damon’s trained agent giving chase.
Darting between protestors and other activists, it’s unclear as of yet exactly who Bourne is tailing – friend or foe, they’re surely in for a stern talking to – though expect more details to be unveiled when Universal premieres the reboot’s full-length trailer.
Circling back to that image in question, it arrives by way of Entertainment Weekly, who quizzed director Paul Greengrass – returning at the helm of the series after close to a decade – about this particular, and seemingly very intense, sequence.
Here’s what he said:
“It’s the kind of action sequence you can only see in a Bourne movie. It marries action with a really intense, emotionally truthful next chapter in the Jason Bourne story.”
All across the original trilogy, Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon cooked up a globe-trotting story of international terror, shady organizations and rogue agents and distilled it into a potent cocktail of pure action cinema. Here’s hoping for more of the same come July.
Also starring Riz Ahmed, Alicia Vikander and Tommy Lee Jones, expect Jason Bourne to dive deeper into the web of high-ranking conspiracies and global espionage than its predecessors – be it Identity, Supremacy or Ultimatum – when Paul Greengrass’ franchise revival opens on July 29.
Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in Jason Bourne. Paul Greengrass, the director of The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, once again joins Damon for the next chapter of Universal Pictures’ Bourne franchise, which finds the CIA’s most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows. For Jason Bourne, Damon is joined by Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Tommy Lee Jones, while Julia Stiles reprises her role in the series. Frank Marshall again produces alongside Jeffrey Weiner for Captivate Entertainment, and Greengrass, Damon, Gregory Goodman and Ben Smith also produce. Based on characters created by Robert Ludlum, the film is written by Greengrass and Christopher Rouse.