Director: Paul Greengrass
Stars: Matt Damon, Edgar Ramírez, Joan Allen
Plot: Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless CIA official and his agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.
The film crew were unable to shut down Waterloo station, so pedestrians in the station can be seen looking and pointing at the camera.
In the Tangier chase scene Nicky and Desh are seen pushing past the citizens. These are not extras; Tangier was too crowded and the flow of the people was hard to control, hence the two actors are genuinely pushing through the crowd.
When they were shooting in Tangiers, it was in the middle of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, where no Muslim can eat or drink during the daylight hours. Interviews in the bonus material reveal that several of the crew members were Muslims, and found it exhausting to do the movie while being unable to eat or drink. Matt Damon comments on how he would see them look 'longingly at a cup of coffee or a sandwich'. To accommodate these crew members, the remaining members of the crew tried to discreetly eat and drink.
Paul Greengrass states in the R2 DVD commentary that the relationship between Nicky and Bourne, prior to his amnesia was deliberately scripted and filmed as "ambiguous but significant".
As in the previous films, the type of martial arts used by Jason Bourne is a combination of Filpino Kali with Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do. The character of Desh uses the same combination, as well as some moves from the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira.
The scene where Bourne calls Pam Landy while looking at her from a nearby building was re-shot for the movie. The footage from The Bourne Supremacy (2004)'s ending was not used.
While filming in Tangiers, the crew had to close down the busiest square in the city for several hours while shooting. In the bonus material, you can see a crowd of slightly irritated looking locals who had no warning that the closure would take place.
The café in Tangier that Nicky Parsons chooses as a meeting place is the Café de Paris, which was a popular haunt of spies and emissaries during Tangier's years as an International City.
Despite being on screen for a long time afterwards and even being spoken to a lot, Nikki (Julia Stiles) does not speak at all after Bourne leaves her at the Café.
A picture of the film's producer Frank Marshall appears as one of the terminated agents in the file that Pamela Landy faxes.
A photo of Richard Chamberlain shown as a "terminated" victim by Bourne. Richard Chamberlain played the original Jason Bourne in the 1988 television movie The Bourne Identity.
Tony Gilroy, the main screenwriter of the earlier Bourne films, was hired by the studio to write a draft of the script to The Bourne Ultimatum (2007). Universal green-lit the film based on the draft, but Gilroy didn't do any revisions or rewrites because he was committed to his directing debut Michael Clayton (2007). In 2011 actor Matt Damon accused Gilroy for writing a quick draft for money and then leaving the project in turmoil. Damon called the original draft "unreadable" and potential "career-ender" for Gilroy, also saying that Gilroy arbitrated to get sole screenwriting credit before the movie came out (the Writers Guild of America turned the request down). Later Damon said it was "idiotic" for him to "blurt out" anything about the subject, since it was between himself and Gilroy (either they figure it out, or won't). In 2012 Gilroy said that he and Damon haven't spoken to each other "in years", although Gilroy later co-wrote The Great Wall (2016) which starred Damon.
Edgar Ramírez who plays an assassin in this film also played Ilich Ramirez Sanchez Carlos (2010) in the TV miniseries Carlos. Carlos 'The Jackal' was the main antagonist in the Bourne trilogy written by Robert Ludlum
Jason Bourne's final line ("Look at us. Look at what they make you give.") echoes The Professor's (Clive Owen) dying words in The Bourne Identity (2002). The ending of this film also echoes the beginning of Identity. Bourne floats in a body of water supposedly dead then is revealed to be alive.