1. Jason Bourne (previously known as Bourne 5) is an upcoming 2016 American action spy thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass and written by Greengrass, Matt Damon and Christopher Rouse.
2. It is the fifth film in the Bourne film series and the sequel to the 2007 film The Bourne Ultimatum.
3. The film stars Damon, Julia Stiles, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, and Tommy Lee Jones.
4. Principal photography on the film commenced on September 8, 2015. The film is set to be released on July 29, 2016 by Universal Pictures.
5. The title of the film was officially announced as Jason Bourne on February 7, 2016 during Super Bowl 50.
6. The story once again revolves around Jason Bourne, who has mysteriously resurfaced.
7. In August 2015, producers met with Clark County, Nevada officials to get approval to shoot on The Strip, requesting a shut down of Las Vegas Boulevard for several hours a day for seven to ten days. It was not clear on whether the producers obtained a license to do such.
8. Damon told Buzzfeed that the film would start production in September starting from Greece (this scenes set in Greece were filmed in Tenerife, Canary Islands) and end in Las Vegas, and would have Bourne in “a post-Snowden world”.
9. Principal photography on the film commenced on September 8, 2015.
10. In early November, filming took place outside of Paddington Station in London, England.
11. In late-November 2015, filming took place in Kreuzberg, Berlin.
12. Early-December 2015, filming started in Washington, D.C., where the shooting took place at Constitution Gardens.
13. Filming in Las Vegas, Nevada was scheduled to begin on January 14, 2016 until January 21.
14. Production on the film concluded on February 1, 2016.
15. In January 2015, Universal moved the film’s release date two weeks back to July 29, 2016.
16. The first trailer for the film was aired on February 7, 2016 during Super Bowl 50, which also revealed the title of the film.
17. The plot: The story once again revolves around Jason Bourne, who has mysteriously resurfaced.
18. Matt Damon has stated numerous times that he would only return to the Bourne franchise to reprise his role as Jason Bourne if Paul Greengrass would return for directorial duties on the project. Damon & Greengrass announced their return to the franchise in November 2014 for a new installment.
19. Paul Greengrass and his longtime editor Christopher Rouse are said to have a strong concept for where Jason Bourne could go next after what occurred in the conclusion of The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) which concluded the Bourne trilogy. In fact, Greengrass and actor Matt Damon have been mulling over the idea for more than a year.
20. First Bourne film where Tony Gilroy isn’t involved in and won’t be writing the script.
21. Jeremy Renner’s character, Aaron Cross, will not be in this new Bourne film, but he will have his sequel after this film is released
22. YouTube channel CinemaSins wrote a letter to Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon about how they should make another Bourne. Later, Matt Damon announced that he would do another Bourne.
23. This will be Tommy Lee Jones’ third action movie coming in 2016. The first movie will be Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) and the second movie will be Criminal.
24. The films title “Jason Bourne” was announced on February 7th, 2016, the same day its first teaser trailer came out.
25. So far all four movies have been going in the title order of the books so this installment could be titled The Bourne Betrayal.
26. Tommy Lee Jones is confirmed as Damon’s CIA counterpart. In the previous movies actors such as Chris Cooper, Joan Allen, David Strathairn, and Edward Norton have played this role.
27. Jeremy Renner’s Bourne movie was supposed to have the release date of July 2016 with Justin Lin directing, but after Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass said they were going to make another film, they took the release date because fans wanted to see the return of Jason Bourne. Renner’s Bourne movie will happen somewhere around 2018 or 2020.
28. This will be the first time since The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) that Matt Damon reprises his role as Jason Bourne after concluding the Bourne trilogy. It will also be the first time for Paul Greengrass to return at the helm of a Bourne film since the second installment of The Bourne Supremacy (2004) & the concluding installment of The Bourne Ultimatum (2007).
29. This will be Alicia Vikander’s second spy movie. Her first was The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015).
30. Jason Bourne (2016) is directed by Paul Greengrass. Greengrass has directed two other installments in the Bourne franchise. That being The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) and The Bourne Supremacy (2004).