A new featurette has been released for the latest Paul Greengrass film, Green Zone. It’s a collaborative effort with Jason Bourne star Matt Damon, which is interesting considering the similarities between the two films. It’s very much a spy thriller, it’s just cloaked with more military jargon than the other films. The featurette does show plenty of new footage, which is a plus because at this point we need to know what makes this movie unique.
Besides Damon, the rest of the Green Zone cast includes Greg Kinnear, Amy Ryan, Brendan Gleeson, Khalid Abdalla and Jason Isaacs. The film’s story takes place during the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, where Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller (Damon) and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. While doing their routine duties they stumble upon a huge military cover up that changes their mission and conflicts with everything they believe in.
Miller will be the man of the hour when it comes to finding out the truth and fighting off the bad guys, a scenario we’ve seen Damon in before. Perhaps one day we’ll be able to find a way for this film to remove itself from the shadow of that other illusive spy franchise.
Here’s the latest featurette, tell us if you notice any differences…
Green Zone hits theaters on March 12, 2010.
What do you think of the story for Green Zone? Does it sound rehashed? Is it too Jason Bourne?