Bourne Identity Director Still Can't Process That Today's James Bond Era Copied His Style

Bourne Identity Director Still Can't Process That Today's James Bond Era Copied His Style
If you called filmmaker Doug Liman's 2002 film The Bourne Identity an excellent spy movie, you would not be wrong. You would also not be wrong to call The Bourne Identity the most influential action movie since The Matrix. The past two decades are filled with major action films that owe more than a little debt to Liman's work, from John Wick to Mission: Impossible to the Daniel Craig era of James Bond. In an interview with Slashfilm, Doug Liman shared his feelings of confusion when he saw the unmistakable similarities between his movie and Casino Royale.

"I always wanted to make a James Bond movie, but they don't hire American directors. By the way, you've made two little indie movies. You're never going to direct James Bond. I went and made Bourne Identity, and then after The Bourne Identity came out, the next James Bond to come out was Casino Royale,
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