And here, we thought they were still just working on the script for the fourth Bourne movie. As it turns out, director Paul Greengrass and star Matt Damon have been working on it for quite some time, they’ve just been calling it Green Zone. And try as they may to convince us that it is something new and different, I think we can all agree to what it really is — Jason Bourne in Iraq. Not that there’s anything wrong with that — I quite like the idea of a Bourne-style thriller set inside the current Middle Eastern war theatre. Beats most of the Iraq war movies (save for The Hurt Locker, naturally) that we’ve seen thus far.
Officially, Green Zone stars Matt Damon as Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller, an Army man whose specialized skills make him the perfect man to go in and take down the enemy all by himself. After convening with a big time reporter (played by Amy Ryan), Miller sets out to find out what the deal is with her main source, known as Magellan, a sneaky agent who seems to be leading them in all the wrong directions. The flick also stars Greg Kinnear and Brendan Gleeson.
All Bourne jokes aside (don’t deny it, you’re thinking the same thing), Green Zone shows potential and could be a good ride. Assuming no one gets motion sickness while seeing it. Drop some Dramamine and check out the trailer below, courtesy of Yahoo Movies (who also has it in HD).
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