Little did we know that Reston was the center of global conspiracy and intrigue! Yeah, actually we did know that, but little did we know that it is the center of global cinema conspiracy and intrigue! Confidential Restonian Operative "Joe" shared this exciting tidbit from the new movie The Bourne Legacy, in which the absence of Matt Damon has provided an opportunity for our earth-toned community to seize the spotlight.
I went to see the new Bourne movie last night in the newly refurbished Bow Tie cinema in RTC and lo and behold blow me down with a feather - in the montage of scenes at the start of the movie, they jump from Alaska to Bethesda to London to New York to Manila to Pakistan to , er, Reston VA (OK, not quite in that order, but it sounds better if I tell it that way). It turns out that Edward Norton’s character lives there and in between sleeping and shutting down the project that produced Jason Bourne and killing large numbers of people in the process, he still has time to train for the Reston triathlon between the hours of 4 and 5am."Joe" tells us that there's little in Reston's moment in the spotlight that suggests it was actually filmed here -- just Ed Norton running on a dark wooded street. Clearly he missed this climactic chase scene, in which Jeremy Renner makes a daring jump straight into the light-filled "civic center" of Reston Station.
I recommend you go and see for yourself. Strangely, Reston is in it for all of 5 seconds and the location reference is utterly irrelevant. Makes me think something suspicious is going on, e.g. someone connected with the Reston Association was involved in the production of the movie and insisted on the inclusion.
Our BFFs at Turtle Pond Cinema point out another scene is purportedly set at Herndon's Amphora Diner. What, was the Macaroni Grill not available?