Saturday, 16 June 2007
I am so looking forward to this... part two
I neglected to mention the Bourne movies in yesterday's "repetitive vision" post, both of which I find impossible to turn off when I come across either of them channel surfing. Stylistically very different, Bournes Identity and Supremacy certainly had an influence on the most recent Bond movie, although, if you ask me, they're infinitely superior to the vastly overrated Casino Royale. And of all the summer sequels, The Bourne Ultimatum is probably the one I've been looking forward to the most. I interviewed its director, Paul Greengrass, early on during the filming for Premiere. “Bourne’s on a quest,” he said. “He’s got find out who he is. [And] in order to really understand who he is, where he’s come from and why, he’s got to get back to how he came to join this thing in the first place.” This thing being Treadstone, the black ops CIA project that Bourne was once assigned to kill for. It’s a journey that begins “in the classic Cold War canvas of Moscow” and takes Matt Damon's ex-CIA hitman via London — where he meets Paddy Considine’s investigative journalist — to Paris and Tangiers, before heading back to New York “where he gets to the heart of the secret. And, in doing that, [he] provokes the bad guys to wanna kill him.” Can. Not. Wait.