It has already been eight years since we last saw Matt Damon portray Jason Bourne, and we will finally see the star take the role once again with Bourne 5 this July 2016 in a story inspired by the controversy stirred by Edward Snowden.
According to Buzzfeed, the new story for Bourne 5 was made after Damon and director Paul Greengrass saw the revelations unfolded by Edward Snowden.
?Without giving too much of it away, it?s Bourne through an austerity-riddles Europe and in a post-Snowden world,? Damon told Buzzfeed. ?There are all these kinds of arguments about spying and civil liberties and the nature of democracy,? he added.
Snowden is well known for revealing that the National Security Agency (NSA) is spying people all over the world through tapping everyone?s phone calls, text messages, Google accounts, and more. The Bourne franchise employs numerous conspiracy themes in their story and Edward Snowden?s concerning story on national security can easily translate well in the film.
According to Screen Rant, Bourne 5 will see the protagonist travel across various countries which will start in Greece which is considered as a nod to ?the beginning of democracy? and end in Las Vegas. Numerous political subtexts seem to be present in the film as the movie may ?illustrate the current state of government in the 21st century and how far we as a society has fallen from its original ideals and values,? Screen Rant reported.
Tommy Lee Jones and Alicia Vikander will be joining the cast, Buzzfeed reported. Various reports from media suggests that Jones will be the villain of the film.
Aside from Damon, Julia Stiles from Bourne Identity will reprise her role as ex-CIA agent Nicolette ?Nicky? Parsons, Cinemablend reported.
Jeremy Renner to Reprise Role?
Rumors before surfaced that Jeremy Renner, who starred in the Bourne Legacy, will be teaming-up with Jason Bourne. A team-up between the two however doesn?t look to happen anytime soon.
According to VC Post, Renner has previously expressed intent to play co-star with Damon:??I love that world. I love the character. If they want to do that, I?m in. There?s no ?no? coming from this direction. I don?t pull the strings on that.?
Bourne 5 will be released in theaters on July 15, 2016.
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