Bourne is Re-Born through Sustainable Filming Practices
Bourne is back, and he’s not pulling any punches.
Jason Bourne, the fourth movie in Universal Pictures’ blockbuster series, hits theaters today, July 29th. Matt Damon returns as the ex-CIA operative turned agency outsider who’s trying to right the wrongs of his past without destroying himself in the process. The film also stars Tommy Lee Jones, Julia Stiles, Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl), Vincent Cassel (Black Swan), Riz Ahmed (The Reluctant Fundamentalist), and Ato Essandoh (Django Unchained).
While filming, the Jason Bourne crew went above and beyond to make sure all production was sustainable. Here are just a few ways they made an impact:
- In Last Vegas, the crew tied into the local electric grid to reduce fuel consumption for generators.
- The lighting department used energy-saving LED lights in all hotel and airport scenes.
- Scenes were shot in the Riviera Casino before it was torn down, preventing new material from being used to construct stunt sets.
- In the UK, the construction department used a special CNC milling machine to provide more accurate cutting, which reduced plywood waste.
- Background clothing was donated to The Upper Room and Traid, UK-based non-profits dedicated to alleviating poverty.
- While filming on the Spanish island of Tenerife, food waste was composted to prevent harmful methane gas from being released into the atmosphere.
Make your weekend an action-packed one and check out Jason Bourne. To find a theater near you and purchase tickets, go here.