Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass return to the Bourne franchise for the first time since 2007 in Jason Bourne. Universal is set to release the first official trailer for the movie on Thursday.
Greengrass directed Damon in the first three installments — The Bourne Identity (2002), The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007). The writer for all three films, Tony Gilroy, took the reins from Greengrass to direct the fourth movie, The Bourne Legacy (2012), starring Jeremy Renner as new hero, Aaron Cross.
Universal Pictures unveiled the first teaser trailer for Jason Bourne during Super Bowl 50. In the past few days, the studio has released six six-second teasers that features mostly footage seen in the Super Bowl trailer.
The new Bourne film also sees the return of Julia Stiles as Nicky Parsons, who was in the first three movies. Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Riz Ahmed, Ato Essandoh, Scott Shepherd and Tommy Lee Jones round out the rest of the cast.
Greengrass and Damon haven’t revealed much about the plot of their new movie, which Greengrass wrote. They did spill a few tidbits to Entertainment Weekly about the epic chase scene that takes place during an austerity riot in Athens, the status of Jason and Nicky and what situations they face in a world that has significantly changed since they last peeked their heads out nearly 10 years ago.
“It’s the kind of action sequence you can only see in a Bourne movie,” Greengrass said about the chase scene. “It marries action with a really intense, emotionally truthful next chapter in the Jason Bourne story.”
Greengrass added that Bourne will emerge in a world that has “different concerns, different issues, different themes.” They won’t stop Nicky from finding Jason.
“Life out in the cold isn’t working for either of them,” Damon said. “Nicky uses the riot for cover to meet with him, but she gets followed, and that sets the plot in motion.”