The Bourne Identity: Robert Ludlums The Bourne Identity, the first in his trio of international thrillers featuring master spy Jason Bourne, was a sensation when it was published in 1980. Now this potent novel gets an edgy 21st century spin from director Doug Liman (Swingers, Go) who delivers Ludlums high-stakes tale with grit, style and nerve. The story opens as an amnesiac (Damon) is rescued at sea by the crew of an Italian fishing boat. Nearly dead, he carries only the bullets in his back and the bank account number implanted in his hip. Although completely without identity or background, he does possess an array of extraordinary talents in fighting, linguistics and self defense that speak of a dangerous past. He sets out on a desperate search assisted by the initially rebellious Marie (Potente) to discover who he really is, and why so many people want him dead.
The Bourne Supremacy: Following the smash worldwide success of 2002s The Bourne Identity, Universal Pictures brings the second installment of best selling author Robert Ludlums series to the screen with Matt Damon returning as trained assassin Jason Bourne in The Bourne Supremacy. Bourne continues to find himself plagued by splintered nightmares from his former life. The stakes are now even higher for the agent as he coolly maneuvers through the dangerous waters of international espionage replete with CIA plots, turncoat agents and ever-shifting covert alliances all the while hoping to find the truth behind his haunted memories and answers to his own fragmented past