UNIVERSAL CITY, CA—The Jason Bourne films based on Robert Ludlum’s hit spy thrillers have delighted moviegoers for the past sixteen years, and now Universal Pictures is injecting the series with a shot of adrenaline with a new spinoff film starring Kirk Cameron: Bourne Again, to be released in May of next year.
Cameron plays a reprogrammed sleeper assassin employed by Focus on the Family who suffers amnesia and must discover why his fellow superspies working for Dr. James Dobson want him dead. Realizing he was developed into a secret weapon in a clandestine evangelism program for $30 million, Cameron finds himself on the run in thrilling getaways and chase sequences.
Unraveling the depths of the Focus on the Family conspiracy, Cameron triggers his memories by playing tracks from Newsboys albums and retraces his steps on a wild ride through Europe and the United States before confronting Dobson once and for all, according to a plot summary released by Universal.
In one scene shown off in an early teaser trailer, Cameron is realizing the depth of his specially acquired powers of evangelism, and tells his companion: “I can tell you the name of every member of the Newsboys, all the way from the original lineup to the kinda iffy Michael Tait era. I can recite John Piper’s entire sermon from Passion’s OneDay in the year 2000. I know the best place to look for a Bible is in the glove compartment in the cab outside, or in the nightstand in my hotel. I can go out right now and street-preach for 14 hours without breaking a sweat. Now why would I know that? How can I know that and not know who I am?”
The thrilling Christian spin-off of the Bourne series reportedly has a large budget of over $150,000.00 and will be released directly on DVD and VHS.