Damon Talks Fifth “Bourne” Locations, Timeframe

Production on the next film in the Jason Bourne series is at the halfwaty point and on a break. The project sees the reunion of Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass, a pairing whose magic together made the second and third films such iconic entires.

Both opted out of the fourth film “The Bourne Legacy,” yet eight years on they finally deciced to come back together for another one and Damon has spoken with Variety this week to discuss the shooting schedule and the locations used for filming:

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

Whilst Damon couldn’t offer any new story details, he could speak about the time frame of the film which will take place in the present day but approximately twelve years since the events in both the second and third films:

“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 2016, 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.”

Julia Stiles, Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones, Vincent Cassell and Ato Essandoh also star in the film which opens July 29th.