Of all the recent long-developed sequels, Jason Bourne is perhaps the most exciting, and the most unlikely to have ever happened. For a period of time, Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass both maintained that they were done with the franchise, and indeed Universal tried to carry it on without them with The Bourne Legacy. But Bourne ain’t a revolving door a la 007, and folks wanted the real deal.
Now, we’ve got it. Damon and Greengrass are back in the saddle alongside editor Christopher Rouse (who makes his screenwriting debut with Jason Bourne) to tackle what it means to be a government-bred superspy in the post-Snowden era. It’s an exciting opportunity for a filmmaker like Greengrass to explore the progress and pitfalls in a new, technologically-driven era.
Check out the new Jason Bourne images below. The film also stars Julia Stiles, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Tommy Lee Jones, Riz Ahmed, and Ato Essandoh. Jason Bourne opens in theaters on July 29th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Jason Bourne:
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.