Jason Bourne is back - and of course Matt Damon will be reprising his role as the government operative-cum assassin of Treadstone71 or Treadstone Seventy-One, a secretive CIA program in charge of top-secret black ops program for the Central Intelligence Agency, who is also suffering from extreme memory loss.
Producer Frank Marshall posted the first photo from the set of the next installment The Bourne franchise on Twitter. He captioned the snap, "First day of principal photography complete and happy to report, BOURNE is back! #Bourne2016."
According to the Independent, there is still too little information on the plot of the next Bourne franchise. However, in the photo, a shirtless Damon is seen in pretty good shape physically, with his character binding tape around his hand, presumably preparing for a hand-to-hand combat.
The action spy thriller film is an adaptation of Robert Ludlum's novel, the Bourne trilogy (Identity, Supremacy, Ultimatum), which was a big hit in the early 2000s. The fourth installment, The Bourne Legacy starred Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross. The four movies earned a total of $1.221 billion in the box office.
Damon and original writer/director Paul Greengrass will be reunited for the fifth movie. Damon hinted that the movie would revolve around the "post-Snowden world," according to the Evening Standard.
Julia Stiles, who played the character as Nicky Parsons a Treadstone logistics technician, who may have had romantic feelings for Bourne before his final mission and resultant amnesia.
Vincent Cassel will be joining the cast as a villainous assassin tracking Bourne and Tommy Lee Jones playing a CIA superior officer.
A separate report by Forbes said that Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) would be playing the female lead in the next Bourne series. The report also echoed rumors that the story will touch on the repercussions of the Edward Snowden leak.
The Bourne films are a series of action/thriller spy films based on the character Jason Bourne (Damon), a CIA assassin suffering from extreme memory loss who must figure out who he is, created by author Robert Ludlum. The Bourne Legacy introduces a new character, Aaron Cross ( Renner), a Department of Defense operative who runs for his life because of Bourne's actions in Ultimatum.
Filming for the fifth installment of the Bourne franchise is scheduled to begin in Greece and Las Vegas (quite possibly on The Strip itself), with the movie - which doesn't yet have a title - expected to open in cinemas on 29 July, 2016.