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Matt Damon Says ‘Bourne 5’ to Start in Greece and End in Las Vegas in a ‘Post-Snowden World’

At this point, not much is known about the latest installment of the Bourne franchise except for Alicia Vikander (The Man from UNCLE) and Tommy Lee Jones (Men In Black) are joining Matt Damon and Julia Stiles.

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In an interview with BuzzFeed while promoting his newest film The Martian, Damon stated that he and Greengrass struggled to come up with a compelling plot for a new Bourne in the years following the George W. Bush presidency (which Damon felt the first three films were about). It wasn’t until the Edward Snowden scandal broke in 2013 that they found their inspiration:

“Without giving too much of it away, 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.”

The Bourne franchise has been always smart and thrilling and Damon and Greengrass definitely won’t change that. In the meantime, Damon was also able to share some of the locations where the new film will take place. Bourne is no stranger to hopping around the globe, having visited places such as Naples, Paris, and New York in his travels. That franchise staple is set to continue this time around, as the super spy will once again go from one side of the world to the other:

“We’re starting in Greece, you know, the beginning of democracy. And the movie ends in Las Vegas, the most grotesque incarnation of….”

Bourne 5 will arrive in cinemas July 2016 from United International Pictures, locally distributed by Columbia Pictures Philippines.

Souce: BuzzFeed, ScreenRant

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