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Bourne back to the UK in April
  • Filming for The Bourne Ultimatum will continue back in the UK after New York filming finishes shortly - some details here.

    Matt Damon hit the streets of Hertfordshire for the latest instalment of Hollywood's blockbusting Bourne trilogy.

    The Bourne Ultimatum, starring the A-list actor as former assassin Jason Bourne, was partly filmed at the University of Hertfordshire's research and development centre, in Welwyn Garden City.

    The crew will return to BioPark Hertfordshire, which was transformed into top secret CIA headquarters for the spy thriller, on April 9, to film the finishing touches.

  • A more detailed report on the ShoWest Ultimatum scenes from the LA Times - possible spoilers:

    Universal closed out its summer exhibition tease session with the next installment from the Jason Bourne franchise, the spy thriller series widely recognized for reinvigorating the action genre with extreme stunts, hand-held camera work and breakneck pacing. Execs unspooled the first teaser clip from "The Bourne Ultimatum" to suggest that the third film in the series, planned to open Aug. 3, will not only live up to its predecessors but perhaps exceed action fans' expectations.

    Set in a Middle Eastern bazaar, the less-than-10-minute scene shows a gunman chasing Julia Stiles' character through narrow alleyways as Bourne (Matt Damon) tries to intervene from a roof above. In high-flying jumps, inspired by urban parkour — a French form of street gymnastics, seen most recently in the opening of "Casino Royale" — the amnesiac spy tracks Stiles as she is chased below. All three characters end up in a frenetic hand-to-hand fight.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 16th, 2007 12:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Back in the UK

    My goodness - back in blighty! As so much has been filmed over here perhaps we can claim Bourne Ultimatum as our own - a British film! After all, Greengrasses' United 93 was counted as a British film at the Baftas!!

    I thought that sequence mentioned in Bond was fantastic. I suspect Greengrass will make Bourne even more exciting however. Bond is the pretender now!! Jan
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 16th, 2007 12:31 pm (UTC) (Link)


    The action scenes sound exciting! I hope the film is properly marketed -- not like Supremacy and Identity.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 16th, 2007 06:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
    University of Hertfordshire is where i plan to go & study! How cool is that (well for me anyhow)...i'll shut up! I know its only partly filmed near there..and probably not big...but still...like i said i'll shut up!

    Thanks for all the updates and stuff...i'm thankful.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 16th, 2007 11:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Bask in your glory Cass! Jan
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 17th, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Hope he's brought his thermals (and those cute earmuffs) for when the snow comes on Monday, (if he's still here then). Marcia
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 17th, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I love those cute earmuffs..he looks so adorable in them!
    Yeah and everyone in the UK rap up warm 'Snow' is suppose to be coming!

    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 19th, 2007 12:44 am (UTC) (Link)

    Bourne Ultimatum - New Matt Damon shots in New York

    Just wanted to pass along the URL for this 12 March 07 clip of Matt Damon filming "Bourne Ultimatum" in New York City. Matt is standing in front of a police car, then gets in and takes off. Last time Bourne stole a taxi, this time he steals a police car (I guess). I'm so excited about this movie! Here's the URL in case you haven't seen it yet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CeamnCIVTc
    -- Thanks as always for the updates and pics -- Take care, Cheryl
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 19th, 2007 04:54 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Bourne Ultimatum - New Matt Damon shots in New York

    The youtube clip is so cool; I've saved it to my favorites. Remember back when Ben's star was ascendent and Matt's wasn't and the saying was that Ben did all the driving because Matt couldn't? Well, he did put paid to that notion in GWH, but also in TBI, but especially here. He BOMBED away from the mark in that cop car. (After spritzing perspiration on his face, LOL.)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 19th, 2007 06:30 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Bourne Ultimatum - New Matt Damon shots in New York

    Thanks, as you noted Cheryl it's from 12 March. It's one of the clips I was referring to some days back (good chase clips available to view).
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