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Title: Bourne again
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 01 September, 2015 @ 18:12:38
Bourne 5: Matt Damon Gives New Plot and Locale Details

“Without giving too much of it away, it’s Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe and in a post-Snowden world,” Damon said. “It seems like enough has changed, you know? There are all these kinds of arguments about spying and civil liberties and the nature of democracy.”

“We’re starting in Greece, you know, the beginning of democracy,” he said.

Production should begin shortly on Bourne 5 as the film is slated to hit the big screen July 29, 2016.
Title: Re: Bourne again
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 17 September, 2015 @ 23:04:32
Tenerife Becomes Athens in Latest Bourne Film Installment as Greece Turns Away Massive Hollywood Production

While neighboring countries are looking to cash in on lucrative Hollywood film budgets and lure international productions, Greece continues to push them away.

The producers of the yet-unnamed fifth installment of the Bourne spy series starring Matt Damon decided to abandon Greece and instead transform Tenerife (Spain’s Canary Islands) into Athens.

Complete with anti-austerity demonstrations, Greek yogurt billboards, fake Greek police busses and numerous other touch ups, sections of the Spanish city were transformed into central Athens. Even fake Greek graffiti was spray-painted on fake Greek phone booths.

Over a 1000 locals have been cast as extras in the movie, which is generating nearly €250,000 a day to the city in direct and indirect cash benefits, including restaurants, hotels and various services required by the massive film crew.

Filming is expected to last 6 weeks in the “Spanish Athens” and will generate millions for the local economy.