ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday October 7, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 19
TV Times  

‘Return of the Bourne’ at MC

The last in the Bourne trilogy, "The Bourne Ultimatum" based on the Robert Ludlum novel will be screened from October 12 at Majestic Cinema, Colombo.

A sequel to 'The Bourne Supremacy' and the third film of the Bourne Trilogy, it stars Matt Damon reprising his role as Ludlum's signature character, amnesiac CIA assassin Jason Bourne. Julia Stiles, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn, Paddy Considine, Edgar Ramirez, Albert Finney, and Joan Allen co-star.

The action thriller was directed by Paul Greengrass from a script by Tony Gilroy, Scott Z. Burns and George Nolfi. The producers were Patrick Crowley, Frank Marshall, Paul L. Sandberg and Doug Liman, who directed the first Bourne movie, 'The Bourne Identity'.

The story continues six weeks later when Bourne goes to Paris to tell Marie's brother Martin (Daniel Brühl) of her death. On the way, Bourne reads an article in The Guardian where journalist Simon Ross (Paddy Considine) describes Jason Bourne as a CIA operative. Bourne arranges to meet Ross in London at Waterloo station. However, Ross is under CIA surveillance, after his use of the word "Blackbriar", in a phone call to his editor, alerted the CIA. After receiving a phone call from Bourne, Ross drives to Waterloo Station and is followed by the CIA, believing him to be meeting his source there. At the station, Bourne sees CIA agents following Ross and places a prepaid mobile phone on Ross and calls him, instructing Ross how to evade the agents while Bourne knocks out others tailing Ross. However, CIA official Noah Vosen (David Strathairn), who heads Operation Blackbriar, orders an assassin named Paz (Edgar Ramirez) to kill Ross and his source. Vosen's team identifies Bourne on a security camera, and recognize him as a Treadstone assassin, and assumes he must be Ross's source. Bourne advises Ross to remain hidden, but Ross panics and reveals himself, giving Paz a clear killing shot. In the ensuing chaos, Bourne steals Ross's notes from his body, revealing Ross's source.

The movie was an immense success and by the end of August 2007, it was on track to exceed the international box office gross of the first two films in the trilogy. The film earned $69.2 million during its opening weekend at the box office, a record for a single opening in August and $ 368.3 million worldwide as of September 30.

Filmed in multiple locations including New York City, Italy, Morocco, Spain, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and other locations, the worldwide release started on August 3, 2007.

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