• May 10, 2007
Our local cable provider has been promoting the Hell out of the next installment of the Bourne series, The Bourne Ultimatum, offering cheap direct-to-your-tube rentals of the previous two films. Having only seen the sequel, we took some time out of our day off to sit through the first flick and enjoyed it that much more. Especially the two masterfully choreographed chase sequences in both films.

It looks like the third film in the trilogy won't be lacking any of the tire shredding thrills found in the previous installments, as Matt Damon reportedly drives a C5 Audi A6 through the streets of Manhattan. According to a few industry rags that were compiled by Fourtitude, the chase begins, "at the corner of Market and South Sts. and end[s] near the Department of Transportation lot underneath the Brooklyn Bridge..."

A few live shots were made available at the aLive from New York blog, including the one above.

Unfortunately, we don't know what other vehicles, outside the Audi, are going to be used in the scene. What we do know is that according to Paul Greengrass, the film's director, the chase sequence will not be utilizing CGI. Now that's good news.

[Sources: Fourtitude, alive from New York]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      @ SilverAero:

      If they used a 2.7t, then it could be a stick. That was the only engine that offered a stick, a 6-speed manual.

      Either way, there wouldn't be any paddle shifting, as that wasn't offered. At best, you got thumb buttons on the steering wheel.

      I agree that it looked awful in Transporter 2. In fact, I think all autosticks make you look silly. fyi, I have a tiptronic and absolutely hate manually shifting it. It's completely retarded.

      • 7 Years Ago
      Example of CGI that sucks for $200.

      Why are the roofs collapsed when the Audi clearly seems to have landed on the front of the minivans?
      • 7 Years Ago
      There are people who still haven't up with the Bourne series until now? Until Bond was back to his awesome self in Casino Royale this was the best spy franchise for a while now. Can't wait for ultimatum!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      It still will not compare to the original Gone in 60 Seconds chase scene.
      • 7 Years Ago
      #13 Thanks for the book report. A+.

      The chase scene in the first movie with a POS mini cooper. That's a car chase. That was exciting.

      Chasing bmws down in a mercedes on a well-paved freeway may have it's appeal, but to me it's nothing like taking a old beater and driving it beyond it's capability.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Look, the Bourne series is not meant to be Masterpiece Theatre. It's a modern action series that strives for the minimalism of the 60s with the pacing of the 90s. They have exactly the amount of character development that they want: none.

      I still put the Bourne Identity mini chase scene above 60 Seconds' Eleanor scene. I think that mini scene is the best that there ever was.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Taillights unbroken on the Audi, right. You get what I mean. It all distracts from the story. The picture doesn't make sense, maybe it looks more real in sequence, it doesn't look real here.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Listen... if they get rid of the freaking camera men with palsy in #3, I'm in. Otherwise I'm going to need to run it through some sort of steady-cam filter just to watch the damn thing.

      Hey, is anyone listenting? Enough with the shaky cam alreay - we get it; he's in danger.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Any one up for the chase sequences in Ronin? That was a great movie!
      First Bourne movie was great. Second one could have been better. Hope they do a good job on the third. Sounds like with little to no CGI it won't be way overused like XXX State of the Union That movie was just stupid with the Shelby Cobra concept on the railroad tracks. Too bad the only screen appearance for that car had to be crap.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "at the corner of Market and South Sts. and end[s] near the Department of Transportation lot underneath the Brooklyn Bridge..."

      That's only like 2 or 3 blocks...
      • 7 Years Ago
      #3, i think the audi lands on the roofs of the minivans then rolls down the front.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The translucent roof and hood of the first vehicle bugs me. Just cause the CGI is all too obvious when broken down into individual shots. That's probably just me though, over the top action sequences don't add to the story IMO.
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