Jason Bourne (2016) Poster



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The Las Vegas car chase sequence took five weeks to shoot and at the end, the sequence wrecked 170 cars.
Since part of the story takes place in Athens, Greece, the producers asked the Greek Government for permission to shoot the film in the actual location. Due to high taxes and bureaucracy this never happened. Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, doubles as Athens in the movie.
City officials and the producers reached an agreement to only shoot the Las Vegas car chase sequence from midnight to sunrise.
Matt Damon has stated numerous times that he would only return to the Bourne franchise to reprise his role as Jason Bourne if Paul Greengrass would return for directorial duties on the project. Damon & Greengrass announced their return to the franchise in November 2014 for a new installment.
Matt Damon admitted that physically training for the role of Bourne was much harder in his forties, and he had to keep to a very strict diet to maintain his physique during filming.
The title was originally going to be "The Bourne Resurgence" until the producers discovered that the word Resurgence was going to be used in the upcoming "Independence Day" sequel. Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass have both commented that they never liked the original title, as it seems hokey. To them "Jason Bourne" is a more fitting title because Bourne has come full circle as he now knows the whole truth about his past.
Matt Damon & Julia Stiles are the only actors from the original trilogy to reprise their roles as Jason Bourne & Nicky Parsons. Whilst David Strathairn, Joan Allen, & Edward Norton's characters are still living when we last see them, they are never spoken of or referenced.
The requirements for Treadstone Operatives are listed in the classified report as follows: All Treadstone Operatives will be trained to be the leading capable assassins.

1. Assets will leave no trace of their existence. 2. Treadstone agents are INVISIBLE. 3. Each potential recruit must be surveyed and held under the Treadstone Secure Systems Act S-4 for a MINIMUM of two years. 4. Almost superhuman proficiency in using firearms or other weapons, sharpshooting, using explosives, operating vehicles, and martial art techniques.
First Bourne film Tony Gilroy wasn't involved in. He wrote none of the script.
This movie shows us that David Webb was previously Captain in US Army 1st Special Forces Delta (1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta , "1st SFOD-Delta"), otherwise known as Delta Force.
Jeremy Renner's character, Aaron Cross, will not be in this Bourne film. No date for his sequel film has been announced.
When Nikki goes to Reykjavík to visit the hackers hideout, an old 1980's Atari ST computer is visible next to where she sets up her laptop.
Matt Damon refused to voice Jason Bourne in the video game The Bourne Conspiracy (2008) due to its excessive violence, which means that this is the first time he's played Bourne since The Bourne Ultimatum (2007).
At the 2015 Golden Globes, Matt Damon won for best actor in a comedy/musical for The Martian (2015). He gave his speech and after receiving the reward he had to go take a flight immediately to film "Jason Bourne" in Las Vegas.
Alicia Vikander was offered the role of Heather at the same time as the role of Sophia Rikkin in Assassin's Creed (2016). She took the former due to fan factor - she admitted she is a fan of the series - while the Rikkin role was filled in by Marion Cotillard.
The files that Nicky Parsons hacks into shows us that there are/were 10 Black Ops projects: 01. Iron Hand, 02. Spectrum, 03. Hourglass, 04. Rubicon, 05. Spearfish, 06. Larx, 07. Outcome, 08. Emerald Lane, 09. Blackbriar, 10. Treadstone.
Co-writer, executive producer and editor of "Jason Bourne", Christopher Rouse, had previously worked as an editor for The Bourne Identity (2002) and The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007).
Jeremy Renner's Bourne movie was supposed to have been released in July 2016 with Justin Lin directing, but after Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass said they were going to make another film, the release date was given to them, as fans would prefer to see the return of Jason Bourne. Renner's second Bourne movie still has no official release date.
First Bourne film to not have the franchise's trademark title format of "The Bourne ____". This film is instead called "Jason Bourne", rather than its originally rumored title "The Bourne Betrayal".
YouTube channel CinemaSins wrote an open letter to Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon about how they should make another Bourne movie.
This was the last movie to be shot at the Riviera hotel and casino. Others include Ocean's 11, Bob& Carol & Ted &Alice, Diamonds are Forever, Butterfly, Casino, Showgirls, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Vegas Vacation, Go, 3000 miles to Graceland, Crazy Girls Undercover, 21, The Hangover, Ghost Adventures, and Sky.
The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones and Alicia Vikander.
This is the third time Matt Damon and Vincent Cassel have appeared in the same movie together. The first two were Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007), where Matt Damon played Linus Caldwell and Vincent Cassel played François Toulour. This is also the third time the city of Las Vegas is used as one of the locations in the setting of the film the two actors appear in.
The trailer premiered during Super Bowl 50.
On July 23 2016, shortly before the British release, MSN.com uploaded a slideshow piece titled "'It's embarrassing': Actors who hate their own movies", accompanied by a picture of Matt Damon. Although this gave the impression that Damon had distanced himself from Jason Bourne (2016), on inspection the quote attributed to him was in fact in relation to an early draft of the script for The Bourne Ultimatum (2007): "I could put this thing up on eBay and it would be game over for that dude [i.e. writer Tony Gilroy]. It's terrible. It's really embarrassing."
The film's title, "Jason Bourne", was announced on February 7th, 2016, the same day its first teaser trailer came out.
The scene where Bourne checks the locker in a train station was not filmed at Woolwich DLR station in Woolwich, London.
This will be the first time since The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) that Matt Damon reprises his role as Jason Bourne after concluding the Bourne trilogy. It will also be the first time for Paul Greengrass to return at the helm of a Bourne film since the second installment of The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and the concluding installment of The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) .
Julia Stiles and Riz Ahmad also co-starred in the movie Closed Circuit.
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The Deep Dream campus shown in the film is a digitally modified version of Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park. Although the exterior is heavily modified, an unaltered shot of Building 20 can be seen in the right of the shot.
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This will be Alicia Vikander's second spy movie. Her first was The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015).
One of three feature films first released in 2016 which star actor Tommy Lee Jones. The movies are Criminal (2016), Jason Bourne (2016), and Mechanic: Resurrection (2016). All three pictures are in the spy/espionage genre.
At the time the film opened, co-stars Riz Ahmed and Bill Camp were concurrently starring in the HBO mini-series The Night Of (2016). However, they share no scenes in this picture.
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Paul Greengrass got his inspiration of car chases from William Friedkin who made The French Connection (1971) and other movies with car chases like To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), Jade (1995) and The Hunted (2003) which starred Tommy Lee Jones. Jones also worked with Friedkin on Rules of Engagement (2000) before reuniting on "The hunted".
The U.S. Capital building as shown in the movie is covered by scaffolding. In the official trailer at approximately 1:27 they show the building without the scaffolding.
Alicia Vikander' was in Ex Machina (2015) with Oscar Isaac who played a role in The Bourne Legacy (2012).
The room number that the hotel in Vegas gives Lee when she arrives is 2016, the year the movie was released.
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Second time Paul Greengrass has directed Gregg Henry, after United 93 (2006).
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) says a total of only 288 words - or 45 lines - in the entire movie.
Jason Bourne doesn't speak until 20 minutes in the film.
When Bourne pulls up the old Treadstone files, the first listing on his record read that he joined "Special Forces Delta." In the original Ludlum novel, David Webb joined the U.S. Special Forces after losing his family to an act of war. He was placed in charge of a "hit-squad" of soldiers who carried out "Operation Medusa." His code name, was "Delta." Half way through the operation, he discovered a mole on his team who was an Australian double agent named "Jason Bourne." Delta confronted Bourne and shot him in the head before his treachery was confirmed. Once it was confirmed, his death was covered up and Bourne's identity became shrouded in mystery; eventually leading David Webb to take up his identity when he joined Treadstone.
For the chase scene on the Las Vegas strip, the recently closed Riviera Hotel and Casino had all of its lights and signs lit up to appear in the SWAT truck crash scene.
This film shares plot points and thematic elements with The Bourne Supremacy (2004), some of which are: Bourne's female counterparts being shot and killed from behind during a chase, a prominent CIA department head working closely with a lone operative (asset) against Bourne, Bourne ending up in Berlin, and a car chase with Bourne and the rival operative (in both instances Bourne drives a sedan, while the rival drives a large truck.)
Many pieces of footage and dialogue in the trailers do not appear in the final film or alternate takes were used. Notable examples are: The final film uses a different take of Bourne's one punch knockout. Nicky does not say, "Just because you remember everything doesn't mean you know everything." New character Craig Jeffers does not say, "Oh my god, that's Jason Bourne."
If based on Matt Damon's salary of $25 million from The Martian (2015), each of the 45 lines spoken by him is worth $555,555.
Body count: 14. The asset has the most kills - 10.

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