The Bourne Legacy: The Bourne Challenge

Synopsis: Cast and Crew discusses the challenges of filming The Bourne Legacy: fights scenes, filming in Manila, snow scenes, motorcycle chase, etc.
14 min

There's a reporter

in London named Simon Ross.

We caught some phone chatter we

didn't like and his name came up.

They put a team out there

to take a better look.

They've been sitting

on him pretty tight all day.

I just got a call about an hour ago.

We got a real problem here.

What kind of problem?

This guy's a writer

for The Guardian.

He's preparing an expos on Jason

Bourne, Treadstone and Blackbriar.

Sourced how?


From Bourne?

Is it possible?


We had Bourne

six weeks ago in Moscow.

He was on foot, wounded, with a

full Cossack posse up his ass.


he walked out of there.

I've kind of lost my perspective

on what's possible.

You sound tired, Ezra.

I would make more of an

effort if I were you.

You're the director of the

Central Intelligence Agency

of the United States of America,

for God's sake. Act like it.

If I go down for this, Mark,

if this goes any more wrong...


you were given a Ferrari and your

people treated it like a lawn mower.

You break it, you bought it.

It was ever thus.

Well, maybe I should be

speaking directly to Ric Byer.

No, no, no. You're in

enough trouble already.

I'll let him know.

Julie, is that the last of them?

Terrific, thank you.

So, the last audit

on Treadstone?

Third page.

Seven weeks ago.

This is from the CIA,

or this is ours?

Oh, no. It's theirs.

This whole pile is theirs.

Is anybody reading

these ground cables?

Look, how wide are we digging?

What do you mean, "how wide?"

Just get me everything.

Treadstone, Blackbriar, Outcome, LARX.

All the beta programs.

And that means take it all the

way back to Emerald Lake.

I want all points of convergence,

I want all research personnel,

I want to know

about anybody who talked

to anybody about

anything at any time.

Seriously, has anybody looked

at this stuff on Bourne?

The field reports.

It's incredible.

Three years off-program, non-med,

first-gen, still rolling.

If there's any way we can score

some data off of this...

if they caught him alive...

I mean, even as a base line.

Even forensically.

Maybe you're in

the wrong meeting.

Because the meeting that we're

having is about an infection.

We're here talking about

a serious infection

and all we're trying to do is

determine how far it's spread

so that we know how much we have

to cut to save the patient.

You have never

heard of Treadstone.

And Bourne... I don't care if they bag

him and drop the body on the sidewalk.

We're not going to touch it.

You're going to turn off

that side of your head now

and get with

the rest of us here.

And you're going to start to consider

the magnitude of what we're facing

if this moves sideways on us.

Because if we get

into this, we dig around,

and we find out

these CIA clowns

have let this Treadstone mess metastasize

into the rest of these programs?

Just pray that

that doesn't happen.

We're just getting reports

coming in now from Waterloo Station

that there has been a shooting.

Let's take you live down there

and speak to Jeremy Thompson.


There's still an awful lot of

confusion here at Waterloo Station.

As you can see, ambulances

have been called up.

The victim, Simon Ross,

was a veteran reporter

with The Guardian

newspaper in London.

He was pronounced

dead at the scene.

Police are now telling us

there was at least one,

and possibly as many

as three, shots fired.

Simon Ross, a reporter with

The Guardian newspaper...

Hey, James.


Oh, sh*t, sorry. I didn't

know I was coming back.

It's all right.

Can you tell Dr. Hillcott

I'm here?

You got it.

See you tomorrow.

See you tomorrow.

I had no idea he was coming in.

It's Number Six.

Number Six?

We haven't seen him since July.

Mmm-hmm. Okay.

"Need new base panels, choline

profile, nerve conduction."

I want a full

engraftment workup.

I'm gonna call NRAG and see if we

can't get approval to put him under.

I want a marrow and a full

spinal while we have him.


How is he?

He's prepped.

He drank a half-liter of

water while he was waiting.

He had some renal

issues last year.

Or maybe he was thirsty.

I have a pending task request.

I know, I read it.

I'm trying to complete

my cortex study.

He'll get a more sustained

contrast off an IV.

I'm approved?


Yes! Thank you!

Sorry to keep you waiting.

We haven't seen you in awhile

so we're going to be

doing a full spec workup.

I just had a full spec

three months ago.

Yeah, well, we had to change

the boundary schedules

and you're a week

over the new line.

Let me get this straight,

if I had come in

have been in the clear?

It never gets any

longer, does it?

You're gonna have

to take that off.

Today, I have

the honor of introducing the man

who is going to introduce

our guest of honor.

Bert? Doctor Albert Hirsch.

I first met

Dan Hillcott in 1987

at what must have

been the most boring

neuropsych conference

ever held.

We managed to escape

that dreary ballroom

and find a dark corner

and a cold beverage.

And we've been finding

dark corners ever since.

My God.

Where did you find this?


I thought we had

everything firewalled.

Yeah, so did I.

But then again, I thought the

CIA would handle Treadstone,

so maybe I'm just

behind the curve.


Well, is that it?

Is that all of it?

No, no. They apparently

thought it was okay

to attend about a half a dozen

of these things together.

Proving what?

We're looking at the medical

directors of Treadstone and Outcome

publicly celebrating

their top secret man-crush.

If this Bourne mess exposes Treadstone,

they will turn Hirsch inside out.

They'll be talking to Hillcott

before we even know what happened.

What's the damage?

Outcome. We'd lose Outcome.

Uh, meaning what?

Meaning we will burn the

program to the ground.

And I mean from top to bottom.

Because of this?

Because they're friends?

These two guys

built our platform!

You want to wake up

and see this on CNN?

Jesus, Ric. Just like that?

Hirsch and Hillcott?

How many people even

understand this work,

let alone have the will

to pursue it?

Nothing has even happened yet!

And we have to get ready.

Ready for what?

Ready for what?

We don't lose it all, we've got the science.

We'll keep the data.

All of our JSOK liaisons

seem to be safe.

We've got the beta

programs tucked away.

We'll take a pause,

and we'll rebuild it.

I wish there was

a better alternative, but...


Are you going to pretend

you don't know I'm here?

I was just trying to be polite.

I wasnt expecting you so soon.

What did you do? Did you

come over the mountain?

Don't they forward my position?

You beat the record

by two days.

Oh, yeah?


You didn't know

there was a record?

No. It never came up.

It wasn't your record, was it?

No one comes over the mountain.

Yeah, well, I did.

I'm Aaron, by the way.

Why did you do that?

If you weren't on the clock,

why take the risk?

Why take the mountain?

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