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Published On: Mon, Dec 21st, 2015

Matt Damon says ‘Bourne 5’ talks car chase, filming locations

While Matt Damon is on a break from shooting Bourne 5, he offered up an update on the project, which reunited the actor with director Paul Greengrass after they both stepped away from the franchise after The Bourne Ultimatum.

Speaking with Variety, Damon said that “We’re, like, probably about halfway through. We started in September but they’re going dark for most of December and cutting basically the first two acts. And then we have the third act and then whatever we owe from the first two acts…”

Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass on the set of "The Bourne Ultimatum"

Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass on the set of “The Bourne Ultimatum”

He continued: “We were in Tenerife, which is supposed to be Athens. It would be like a nighttime riot scene to kind of start the movie. And then England, Berlin a little bit for about a week, and a little bit in D.C. Then we’re going to Vegas for the third act… Big car chase on the strip.”

Bourne 5 story picks up 12 years after The Bourne Ultimatum, and Damon reiterates that detail and teases the importance of what happened during that time.

“You’ll find the character — like The Bourne Ultimatum, the third act actually in the movie dovetails with the third act of The Bourne Supremacy. So technically when the Bourne character disappears, it’s still 2004. So when this next one comes out in ’16, it will have been 12 years — in movie years — that the character as been off the grid. So what’s happened in those intervening years gives you a story.”

The new Bourne film cast includes the likes of Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones, Vincent Cassel and Ato Essandoh as well as the return of Julia Stiles as Nicky.

Previously Damon said that “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.”

Bourne 5 is scheduled to hit theaters July 29th, 2016

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