In an unlikely turn of events, it appears that Matt Damon will be reprising his role as Jason Bourne for the next installment in the Bourne Identity franchise, and director Paul Greengrass will be joining him.
Greengrass directed Damon in the second and third parts of the original Bourne trilogy, 2004’s The Bourne Supremacy and 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum (Doug Liman directed the original Bourne Identity in 2002). The duo departed the series after the trilogy was complete, opening the door for The Avengers star Jeremy Renner to step into the franchise as Aaron Cross in 2012’s The Bourne Legacy, which was directed by series writer Tony Gilroy.
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.
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.
Every day, Amazon offers up “Lightning Deals,” limited quantities of various products for a discounted price for a 4-hour window of time. You have to be on the lookout for these deals and once the item runs out within that four hours, the sale is over.
Meaning, if you see something on sale that you want, buy it immediately before it’s gone.
Typically you don’t know what will be on sale until the minute it gets posted, but as a prelude to Black Friday, Amazon has released today’s Lightning Deal schedule for Movies & TV on DVD and Blu-ray. See list of today’s deals here below, along with more information on how these special deals work.
It seems like the moment that it was announced that a fourth Jason Bourne movie would be made to follow The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum that was not based on a Robert Ludlum novel, everything started going wrong and falling out of place.
Through the many problems, the biggest was of course when director Paul Greengrass decided to leave the movie and move on to other things (Read: “˜Bourne’ Trilogy Director Paul Greengrass Walks Away From “˜Bourne 4″²). Since Greengrass did not direct all three of the previous films, so long as the studio kept their hands on star Matt Damon, all could still be sunshine and rainbows, right?