Matt Damon Says New Bourne Film Inspired By Edward Snowden & Greek Financial Crisis

It has been 8 years since Matt Damon (EuroTrip) played Jason Bourne -- 2007s The Bourne Ultimatum. Since then, the world has changed quite a bit and two major developments: Edward Snowden exposing the NSA's questionable surveillance practices and Greece's financial crisis that shook the European Union (EU), inspired Damon and director Paul Greengrass to return to the Bourne franchise.

"Without giving too much of it away, it’s Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe and in a post-Snowden world," Damon told BuzzFeed while promoting The Martian. "It seems like enough has changed, you know? There are all these kinds of arguments about spying and civil liberties and the nature of democracy."

Damon also revealed where we'll see Bourne at the beginning the end of the film. "We’re starting in Greece, you know, the beginning of democracy. And the movie ends in Las Vegas, the most grotesque incarnation of….” Damon trailed off with a laugh.

The next chapter of the Bourne films is set to hit theaters on July 29, 2016. The cast includes Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander and Julia Stiles.