Why Hasn't Universal Utilized The Bourne Movies?

Universal Orlando: A perfectly good movie trilogy that hasn't been used in any Universal park. Why?!?!

From Andy Milito
Posted October 30, 2011 at 6:44 PM
I just watched "The Bourne Identity" today, and I noticed that Universal owns it. Now, I highly enjoyed the movie: plenty of great action, awesome performances from Matt Damon and Franka Potente, and a fantastic storyline.

After I finished the film, I wondered, "Hey? Why hasn't Universal used this in their parks?"

Think about it: you could have an epic stunt show, like Indiana Jones, starring Jason Bourne! And since "The Bournce Legacy" comes out in 2012, it would still have a chance of being popular (as long as Bourne 4 is any good).

What do you guys think? Should Universal have a Bourne attraction?

From Rob P
Posted October 31, 2011 at 6:05 AM
A much asked question Andy and one that has not yet been answered to my knowledge.
I also think that the Bourne series would make a good theme for an attraction at Universal. It begs a full and proper explanation as to why it's been ignored so far. Brand ownership might be an issue but I'm really only speculating. Does anyone out there know ?

From Daniel Etcheberry
Posted October 31, 2011 at 4:51 PM
Watch the movie "Team America: World Police" and you will know why; Matt Daaamon.

From Anon Mouse
Posted November 1, 2011 at 10:35 AM
The Bourne series is not something that can easily translate into a theme park attraction. The action and suspense depends on whether you buy into the concept of a guy who lost his memory and still retains his abilities of an assassin. It isn't kid material. You have to believe the government is out of control, which I happen to think it is, but why open this can of worms?

From Aaron McMahon
Posted November 8, 2011 at 3:13 PM
if I were a sadist I would put in a Jason Bourne Paul Greengrass/shaky cam simulator ride on the Simpsons/BTTF IMAX screens.

From Tim Hillman
Posted November 8, 2011 at 3:24 PM
I just don't see the Bourne movies translating into a theme park attraction. The books are good. The movies are so-so.

Really when you think about it, if there hasn't been a James Bond attraction developed yet after umpteen very successful movies, why in the world would you even consider Jason Bourne?

From Zackiel Marsh
Posted November 8, 2011 at 4:52 PM
They are bland. They are an action movie that was profitable but they aren't that memorable. Only reason it makes money is people want an action movie and don't pay attention to plot and forget about it next week.

From Skipper Adam
Posted November 8, 2011 at 5:02 PM
I agree with Zackiel, they are cool for explosions and action, but translating that niche popularity would be hard. Terminator is cool and pulls it off, but barely and it would be even harder with the blander Bourne movies.

From N B
Posted November 10, 2011 at 5:55 PM
Probably for the same reason Yentl hasn't become the basis for a theme park attraction....

From Andy Milito
Posted November 10, 2011 at 7:55 PM
Yentl?

From Mike Gallagher
Posted November 10, 2011 at 7:55 PM
Andy, IMDB is your friend.

From Andy Milito
Posted November 11, 2011 at 7:38 AM
^Just for the record, I prefer Rotten Tomatoes. :)

From steve lee
Posted November 11, 2011 at 9:37 AM
They could put it in that building that used to house the "Sophie's Choice" dark ride.

If you never rode it, it was an early example of an attraction where the riders could choose the ending. Kinda weird, though, because no matter what choice you made you'd get the same ending...

From N B
Posted November 11, 2011 at 2:39 PM
I am waiting for a 3D motion simulator with anamorphic 4K digital projection based on the King's Speech.....

From TH Creative
Posted November 11, 2011 at 2:43 PM
The reason there is no Bourne presence in the parks is because there are no hippos in the movies ... And if they built a Bourne ride and used hippos I would sue them for stealing my idea.

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