Entries in Matt Damon (2)

Friday
Aug102012

The Bourne Legacy and Kill Factor

Just a reminder folks, if you're going to see The Bourne Legacy this weekend, you have got to, GOT TO check out Roger Vallon's Kill Factor, which was written specifically for fans of this genre. I read both books in the series so far (Kill Factor and Kill Factor: Serpent Head) and can tell you that they rock!!! You get loads of spy action, government experimentation and corporate double-dealing complete with super agents bent on killing one another over an advanced, nextgen chip that could very well be a game-changer. Great stuff!

I'll be seeing the movie this weekend, and I'll probably be digging into Kill Factor again since they're short, quick, and very entertaining reads, truly being movies in book form. And hey, I ain't just signing the guy's praises because he's a fellow author signed with the same publishing co. I'm signed with. No. His books are really that good to me. If you're truly a spy action, espionage thriller fan you'll pick 'em up.

And here's to many more films like Bourne Legacy. I live for that stuff. Matt Damon has said that he's willing to come back for another go around, perhaps with the fifth entry in the series that would be headlined by Jeremy Renner, and that would be a dream. Hoping that happens.

Saturday
Jun022012

The Bourne Legacy Trailer is HOT!

So by now, everyone should know I'm a movie fanatic, right? Marvel's The Avengers put me over the top when I took that feast in (cinematic greatness, folks). Heroism, action set pieces, thrills, spills, double dealings, a bit of romance, you name it, it had it. Well, after seeing The Hurt Locker a while back, I instantly became a huge Jeremy Renner fan, and I've followed his career path ever since. Not only is he the current go to guy for action, he's figuring into the tailored espionage slot to the point of typecasting and oversaturation, but who's complaining. After co-headlining Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, the man is now the current replacement or stand-in for Matt Damon's Bourne franchise.

It seems from the above trailer that the events in Legacy coincide with those of the previous Bourne film, Ultimatum, hence Damon's mug on the news feeds and references to him being in Manhattan. Aaron Cross, played by Renner, is another Treadstone agent we're introduced to, one is apparently running for his life following the public exposure of Treadstone via Jason Bourne. This forces Ed Norton's character to put out a kill directive on all remaining Treadstone agents, thus begins the current action in Legacy, which strikes me as something out of a Roger Vallon Kill Factor book. Looks quite thrilling.