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Matt Damon: Latest 'Bourne' movie inspired by Edward Snowden saga

New 'Bourne' movie inspired by Edward Snowden

Michael Hatamoto | Aug 30, 2015 at 01:50 pm CDT (0 mins, 57 secs reading time)

A new "Bourne" movie hasn't been released by director Paul Greengrass and actor Matt Damon because there needed to be a drastic new change in the world, according to Damon. Well, it turns out pulling inspiration from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's current drama regarding widespread surveillance programs is the perfect backstory for a new film.

Matt Damon: Latest 'Bourne' movie inspired by Edward Snowden saga | TweakTown.com

"We always looked at those movies as really about the Bush presidency, and so we kind of had to wait for the world to change," Damon told Buzzfeed. "Without giving too much of it away, it's Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe and in a post-Snowden world... there are all these kinds of arguments about spying and civil liberties and the nature of democracy."

It makes sense that Snowden would inspire a Bourne movie, and even received some political notoriety by Sen. John McCain, when he noted Snowden is viewed as "some kind of Jason Bourne."

The new Bourne movie begins in Greece and ends in Las Vegas, but additional details remain scarce.

Michael Hatamoto

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