The Bourne Ultimatum anticipation, picture, news, and information thread!

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Hey guys. I figure, for the third movie in the Bourne movie series, let's have an all encompassing thread like we did for Pirates. An easier way to keep things organized.

I'm real excited. I love the first two Bourne movies. What's interesting to me is that every summer a Spider-man movie is released, a Bourne movie is released as well. In 2002 - Spider-man and The Bourne Identity. 2004 - Spider-man 2 and The Bourne Supremacy. 2007 - Spider-man 3 and The Bourne Ultimatum. In every summer, the Spider-man movie comes out first, hits it big, Bourne movie comes out and hits it big. Will the third time NOT be the charm for both of these franchises?

Just a little FYI, The Bourne Identity was a huge sleeper hit in 2002. The movie was NEVER #1 in the BO top 10, but it still made over $120 and ended up making more than the other spy flick starring Damon's buddy, Ben Affleck, Sum of All Fears, which did open up at #1 opening weekend. That means the movie had tremendous word of mouth and great legs for the moviegoing audience. People dug this character. Bourne Identity became one of the best selling DVD's in 2003 which helped convince Damon to return.

It gave us something different than the majority of spy films. Something more back to basics, gritty, and realistic. A character that gets by using by the tools he has: hits wits, his brains, and his own physical skill rather than fancy gadgets. There weren't tons of explosions or bimbos with big fake ****, stupid names, or even dumber personalities and lines (HALLE BERRY AS JINX). These films owed a lot more to directors like Hitchock. Lo and behold, the movies became a success and ultimately the perfect franchise for star, Matt Damon.

Damon who has proven to be one of the smartest actors and movie stars in Hollywood, someone who's proven how to pick his roles properly rather than basically flush his career down the toilet like his certain co-Academy Award winner as well as managing to try and keep his private life private rather than creating public relationship fiascos like Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck, J-Lo, Tom Cruise, etc.

You can see the influence of the Bourne films in new movies like Batman Begins and even the next Bond film, Casino Royale, which took similar approaches.

So The Bourne Ultimatum. Here's what we know:

-Due for an 8/3/07 release date. August actually isn't a bad release date. A lot of movies have performed strongly there, even Supremacy though it was released in late July. It will have the advantage of not being set during in the middle of a lot of other high profile and big time releases. A smart and intelligent release date.

-Paul Greengrass coming off of a relative success in United 93, is returning to direct Ultimatum after doing a great job with Supremacy.

-Matt Damon is back as Jason Bourne. Bourne's still a rogue govt. assassin that was able to clear his charges from espionage in the last movie. He was last seen in New York City having correspondence with the CIA official Pamela Landy. Bourne now knows he was Bourne as Jason Webb.

-Tony Gilroy returned as the screenwriter once again. Consistency in the writing team of a blockbuster movie franchise? GOD FORBID! Gilroy and co. are moving on from the books and establishing their own storyline for the third movie. In the Ultimatum novel by Robert Ludlum, Bourne was put up against the real-life assassin known as the Jackal.

-Joan Allen and Julia Stiles are returning as Pamela Landy and Nicky respectively. Now that Marie (Franka Potente), Xorn (Gabriel Mann), and Abott (Brian Cox) were all iced in the second movie, it looks like unfortunately Nicky is the only returning character from the last 2 movies other than Bourne. But then again, Chris Copper appeared in the second movie via flashback/dream sequences.

-Also unfortunately, judging by comments from the producer, it looks like Nicky will be the new love interest, since we know she has a "bigger role".
 
Hey i'm glad Nicky is the love interest.
My favorite scene is still the one in Supremacy wher he scares the S*** out of her.
 
The Bourne movies are indeed fantastic.
They certainly need better special editions :(


I CANNOT wait for Ultimatum.
I know it'll be way different from the book....is this the one where Bourne is in jail at the beginning of the movie?
 
I can't believe we didn't have a thread for this already. :eek: :(

Supremacy remains to be one of my favorite action movies to this day. Glad to hear that Joan Allen will return, as I really liked her in Supremacy. And I'm glad to hear that Greengrass is returning too. I was one of the few people who didn't mind the shaky camera aspect.

Nicky as a love interest? I don't like it too much. I'd like for Bourne to remain on his own.

Damn I can't wait for this movie to come out. :up:
 
Yeah, I don't like Nicky either, but that's mostly because I kinda dislike Julia Stiles, but hey that's just me.
 
WorthyStevens4 said:
I can't believe we didn't have a thread for this already. :eek: :(

Supremacy remains to be one of my favorite action movies to this day. Glad to hear that Joan Allen will return, as I really liked her in Supremacy. And I'm glad to hear that Greengrass is returning too. I was one of the few people who didn't mind the shaky camera aspect.

Nicky as a love interest? I don't like it too much. I'd like for Bourne to remain on his own.

Damn I can't wait for this movie to come out. :up:

I don't like films with shaky and frenetic cameras, but Bourne and Batman Begins are exceptions.
It helps enhance the film, it gives you the feeling like you are fighting as well.
 
Yeah, I've really enjoyed the first two movies, cant wait for third.
 
loved both movies equally, but I just hope Greengrass goes easy with the handheld cameras and the jittering.

the fight in Supremacy with the other agent could've been better than Bourne vs. Castel in Identity if only we could've seen it better.
 
Read the books, they're rad.
Im up to Supremacy
 
134poster.jpg

is that the poster?
I love how it says
MATT DAMON IS JASON BOURNE
 
Wow, that's a great image.

I imagine or at least hope more has changed from that script review by Latino Review. I remember one they had for Bourne Supremacy which stated that Marie dies by getting hit by a bus after she has a fight with Jason. Jason then pummels the bus driver and gets sent to an Indian prison which he has to escape.

I like what they ended up doing in the actual movie better.
 
xwolverine2 said:
that looks REALLY fake
It might be, i got it from Latino Review.
It's still really cool though.
 
TheVileOne said:
Wow, that's a great image.

I imagine or at least hope more has changed from that script review by Latino Review. I remember one they had for Bourne Supremacy which stated that Marie dies by getting hit by a bus after she has a fight with Jason. Jason then pummels the bus driver and gets sent to an Indian prison which he has to escape.

I like what they ended up doing in the actual movie better.
Yeah that would have sucked.
This way he would have to get revenge on a harder target to kill.
 
The only thing I dont like about the movies is the lack of Carlos
 
Gammy v.2 said:
Yeah, I don't like Nicky either, but that's mostly because I kinda dislike Julia Stiles, but hey that's just me.

I agree, I think she was the weakest part about the first movie.

I do love the scene where Bourne scares and threatens because I was honestly hoping he was going to shoot her.

If it wasn't for Nicky, the family dog from the first movie would still be alive.
 
TheVileOne said:
I agree, I think she was the weakest part about the first movie.

I do love the scene where Bourne scares and threatens because I was honestly hoping he was going to shoot her.

If it wasn't for Nicky, the family dog from the first movie would still be alive.

LOL, we can agree there :D
 
SpeedballLives said:
134poster.jpg

is that the poster?
I love how it says
MATT DAMON IS JASON BOURNE

I'm pretty certain that's from Supremacy...
 
SpeedballLives said:
Yeah that would have sucked.
This way he would have to get revenge on a harder target to kill.

Well you know, Bourne never actually even takes revenge on Kirill or even Abbott directly.

He never even went after Kirill, it was Kirill that went after him and Bourne was simply trying to find the daughter of the couple he killed.

But it works better that Marie was "killed" because it motivates Bourne to go after people for a reason.

I still don't like that Marie was killed though. I wouldn't have killed her.
 
if they can get rid of the crap direction when it comes to the car chase im up for it. spremacy was a headache to watch.
 
TheVileOne said:
Well you know, Bourne never actually even takes revenge on Kirill or even Abbott directly.

He never even went after Kirill, it was Kirill that went after him and Bourne was simply trying to find the daughter of the couple he killed.

But it works better that Marie was "killed" because it motivates Bourne to go after people for a reason.

I still don't like that Marie was killed though. I wouldn't have killed her.

I wouldn't killed her either. She may not even be dead. the bullet may have only grazed her. But she most likely died of an infection from India's dirty waste filled rivers.
 

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