Not every actor was born to play a superhero; we certainly saw that when Fantastic Four came out. And sometimes, the right role doesn’t come the actor’s way. For Matt Damon, the opportunity to play a superhero has passed him by, or at least that’s what he believes. While making the press rounds for Ridley Scott‘s The Martian, the actor shared his thoughts on which superhero he would like to play and who he would like to have seen be behind the camera. More on the story below.
The Bourne Legacy Directed by Tony Gilroy
Written by Tony Gilroy, Dan Gilroy
Starring Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Albert Finney
Rated PG-13 | 135 minutes
“There was never just one.”
In the wake of Jason Bourne’s dismantling of Operation Blackbriar, the CIA decides to dispose of their other black ops programs and terminate their remaining field agents.
Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), a genetically-enhanced agent from Operation Outcome, escapes his execution and, with the reluctant help of Outcome scientist Dr. Marta Shearing (Rachel Weisz), sets out to expose the atrocities of his superiors.
Directed by Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton), The Bourne Legacy is the fourth installment in the Bourne series, based on Robert Ludlum‘s spy-thriller novels. Gilroy’s film, however, is based off a 2004 novel by Eric Van Lustbader. With permission from the estate of Robert Ludlum, Lustbader picked up the Bourne series where Ludlum left off with 1990’s The Bourne Ultimatum. Since 2004, Lustbader has written seven additional Bourne novels – which means Universal Pictures has plenty of material to mine for future sequels.
The Bourne Legacy‘s plot begins about two-thirds of the way through The Bourne Ultimatum, intercutting non-Jason Bourne scenes from Ultimatum throughout the film to communicate that these events are happening simultaneously. When we first meet Cross, he’s on a training mission in the wilds of Alaska. The first act of the film feels like The Grey meets Cliffhanger, with Renner’s character traversing treacherous terrain, super-jumping chasms, and fist-fighting wolves.
The Blu-ray deal of the week over at Amazon this week is The Bourne Trilogy Blu-ray collection for only $27.99 (that’s 53% off the list price of $59.98).
This Blu-ray collection contains all three of the Jason Bourne action movies, which starred Matt Damon as the title character: The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum.
The set also includes plenty of bonus features like deleted and extended scenes, directors commentaries, and featurettes covering the fighting sequences, chase scenes, explosions, and other bits of action goodness. There’s also a feature on Robert Ludlum, the author who created the Bourne book series. Exclusive to Blu-ray are character files, location analysis, and other information available as you watch the film, as well as the Bourne Orientation, which shows the connections of Jason Bourne’s actions in all three films.
What do you get when you combine the action franchise spawned from the best-selling spy thrillers of the late Robert Ludlum that has become one of the most influential movie series of the past 25 years and the smokin’ funky grooves of late 1970’s disco?
Bourne To Be Alive, that’s what.
This video mashes up scenes from all three of the original Jason Bourne adventures – The Bourne Identity (2002), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) – and scenes from the trailers for the forthcoming semi-sequel/franchise reboot The Bourne Legacy with the 1979 dance floor classic “Born to Be Alive” by Patrick Hernadez.
The Bourne franchise proves that no matter how many movies or entries there are, you will only know less than half of the real story. A new trailer has emerged for The Bourne Legacy, and it gives a clearer picture of the characters surrounding the very people involved in the project that made Bourne the dangerous amnesia spy that he is (or was) today. You can check out the trailer below.
Jeremy Renner takes the main character mantle as he begins to be caught up in the conspiracy involving the people behind the Tredstone project. Renner joins fellow series newcomers Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach, and Oscar Isaac, while franchise veterans Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn, and Scott Glenn reprise their roles.