A new Jason Bourne movie, aptly titled, “Jason Bourne” is all of three months away, but Universal has still yet to reveal the plot. Sure, the studio has released a trailer, some TV spots and it was even presented at CinemaCon this past week, but all we really know so far that Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) surfaces again nearly 10 years later for reasons unknown and the plot line will borrow elements learned from Wikileaks and the Edward Snowden hacking scandals. But really, this is all we know so far.
But they are literally ripping plot points from the headlines and the strife that is troubling the world. That riot that you see in the first trailer where Jason Bourne is spotted by the American government? That’s Bourne at an austerity mob scene in Greece.
“It’s the kind of action sequence you can only see in a Bourne movie,” returning director Paul Greengrass told EW recently. “It marries action with a really intense, emotionally truthful next chapter in the Jason Bourne story.” Is Jason Bourne feeling the Bern and getting out there to protest European sovereign-debt crises and income equality? Well, EW did reveal some new details. Essentially, it’s former CIA agent Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) who inadvertently leads the government to Bourne
“Life out in the cold isn’t working for either of them,” Damon told the magazine. “Nicky uses the riot for cover to meet with him, but she gets followed, and that sets the plot in motion.” And new trailer for “Jason Bourne” has just dropped so perhaps we’ll learn a little more.
Written by Damon, Greengrass and longtime ‘Bourne’ editor Christopher Rouse, this fifth installment of the series co-stars returning franchise characters played by Joan Allen, Julia Stiles and Scott Shepherd (its unclear if David Strathairn is coming back) and introduces new antagonists and CIA agents played by Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Riz Ahmed and Vincent Cassel. “Jason Bourne” opens in theaters on July 29th. Watch the new trailer below.