July 28, 2016 Leave a Comment
LAS VEGAS – Jason Bourne hits theaters tomorrow and MGM Resorts has a starring role!
The nine-years-in-the-making sequel was filmed on location in Las Vegas during almost the entire month of January, with camera crews temporarily taking over parts of downtown, McCarran International Airport and The Strip. And, what is being hailed as the best Bourne chase scene ever took place right on the Las Vegas Strip with MGM Resorts properties setting the backdrop for the chaotic sequence.
Several properties make cameo appearances in the film, including ARIA, where crews spent three weeks filming in and around the resort. ARIA employees also got a chance to be a part of the action as extras in the film. “It was absolutely crucial to have a good working relationship with the ARIA team to make this large-scale movie with so many logistical challenges,” Jason Bourne Director Paul Greengrass said to M life magazine. “They accommodated our every request; inevitably we were making late changes and they went above and beyond to make things happen for us.”
Shooting the latest installment of the wildly successful franchise in a city that never sleeps came with its fair share of hiccups. The blockbuster’s star, Matt Damon, described to M life magazine, “One of the challenges about shooting in Las Vegas is that it is a 24-hour city. We could film on The Strip late, like on Tuesday night at 2 [o’clock] in the morning. We had our main unit filming during the day and then we had the second unit shooting at night, shooting the car chase, and some nights I’d be bounced from one unit to the next and just keep going. It was pretty hectic.”
Simply titled Jason Bourne after the main character, the film picks up where the last one left off, with Bourne finding himself right back in the center of the action trying for the umpteenth time to break away from the infamous CIA.
Make sure to check out Jason Bourne, co-starring MGM Resorts, in theaters tomorrow!