Foxtel announces Bourne pop up channel

Later this month Foxtel Movies presents a thrilling line-up of all five movies in the smash-hit Bourne series on a dedicated pop-up channel. 

The non-stop movie marathon will launch with the hugely successful film that started it all, The Bourne Identity starring Matt Damon, through to the latest film in the collection, Jason Bourne.

The Bourne films are a series of action spy thriller movies based on the character Jason Bourne – created by author Robert Ludlum – a CIA Assassin suffering from extreme memory loss who must figure out who he is.

All three of Ludlum’s novels were adapted for the screen, featuring Matt Damon as the title character: The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Ultimatum and Jason Bourne.

The fourth film, The Bourne Legacy, introduces a new main character, Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), a Department of Defence operative who runs for his life because of Bourne’s actions in The Bourne Ultimatum. Damon then returned for the fifth instalment, Jason Bourne.

The five movies featured on the Bourne pop-up, running back-to-back, are as follows: 

The Bourne Identity (2002)

The story of a man (Matt Damon) salvaged from the ocean by an Italian fishing boat. When he recuperates, the man suffers from amnesia, without identity, except for a range of extraordinary talents in fighting, linguistic skills and self-defence. He sets out on a desperate search assisted by the rebellious Marie (Franka Potente), to discover who he really is and why he’s being pursued by assassin.

The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

Jason Bourne is living in India when he is framed by Russian agent Kirill (Karl Urban) for the theft of millions from the CIA. Kirill begins to pursue Bourne, intending to assassinate him. While Bourne and his girlfriend, Marie are on the run, a shot meant for him kills her instead. Vowing revenge, Bourne sets out to prove his innocence and bring the culprits to justice.

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

Jason Bourne continues his international quest to uncover his true identity. From Russia to Europe to northern Africa to the United States, he must stay one step ahead of those who would capture or kill him before he has a chance to discover the truth.

The Bourne Legacy (2012)

When the actions of Jason Bourne spark a fire that threatens to burn down decades of research across a number of secret intelligence agencies, Eric Byer (Edward Norton), the man who built the programs, decides he must sacrifice one of them: Outcome. Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), one of Outcome’s six agents, and research scientist Marta Shearing (Rachel Weisz) go on the run when Byer targets them for termination. But Cross proves to be a far deadlier target than Byer realizes.

Jason Bourne (2016)

It’s been 10 years since Jason Bourne walked away from the agency that trained him to become a deadly weapon. Hoping to draw him out of the shadows, CIA director Robert Dewey (Tommy Lee Jones) assigns hacker and counterinsurgency expert Heather Lee (Alicia Vikander) to find him. Lee suspects that former operative Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) is also looking for him. As she begins tracking the duo, Bourne finds himself back in action battling a sinister network that utilizes terror and technology to maintain unchecked power.

The pop-up channel, available to Foxtel Movies and Foxtel Platinum subscribers, from 6.00am on Friday, September 29 through to Monday, October 2 on Channel 400