Matt Damon says fifth ‘Bourne’ film ‘halfway through’

Los Angeles, Dec 23 (IANS) Actor Matt Damon, who is reprising his role as Jason Bourne, in the yet untitled fifth instalment of the “Bourne” series, has revealed that the film’s production is “halfway through”.

“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,” Damon told variety.com.

“And then we have the third act and then whatever we owe from the first two acts,” he added.

The 45-year-old actor teased on what fans could expect from the upcoming film.

“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,” he shared.

Damon also discussed how the “The Bourne Ultimatum” would be related to the upcoming instalment.

“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,” he added.

“Bourne 5”, which reunites Damon with co-star Julia Stiles and director Paul Greengrass, is scheduled to release in US theaters on July 29, 2016.

The cast also includes Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones, Riz Ahmed, Vincent Cassel and Scott Shepherd.

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