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.
Despite losing the opportunity to call the shots on Thor 2, acclaimed veteran television director Brian Kirk (Game of Thrones) has kept busy lining up other jobs in the meantime. Recently he signed on to direct a new film adaptation of Robert Ludlum‘s 1972 suspense novel The Osterman Weekend, from a screenplay by Simon Kinberg (X-Men: The Last Stand) and Jesse Wigutow (It Runs in the Family).
The plot of the film, according to The Playlist, “centers on John Tanner, who is told by a reporter that his friends aren’t who they say they are. The reporter then turns up dead, forcing John to go on the run and figure out the conspiracy before he winds up dead himself.” Robert Schwentke (RED) was originally slated to direct the film back in 2010, but left to make R.I.P.D. when the project stalled.
Universal Pictures has released a new poster and teaser trailer for their upcoming super-spy sequel The Bourne Legacy. You can check them both out here below.
The gritty, globe-trotting action franchise inspired by the novels of the late Robert Ludlum seemed to have wrapped up with 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum, which was star Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass’ farewell to the series that made them both household names in Hollywood. But never underestimate a studio’s willingness to exploit a viable cash cow for every penny its worth.
Note, this deal is valid only for today, Thursday, October 27, 2011, until 11:59 PST.
If you’d like to own a physical copy of The Bourne Betrayal, the book is also available in paperback for $7.99. The paperback edition is currently part of Amazon’s 4-for-3 promotion, where you can purchase four select items for the price of three (see the Special Offers and Product Promotions section of the product pages).
Amazon is offering up The Bourne Trilogy Blu-ray collection for only $34.99 (that’s 50% off the list price of $69.98).
Note – this offer expires on December 23, 2010.
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.