Universal City, CA, July 12, 2007 — Universal Pictures, in collaboration with Google, today announced "The Ultimate Search for Bourne with Google," an online game inspired by Universal's Bourne action series (The Bourne Identity
, The Bourne Supremacy
and the most recent film in the series, The Bourne Ultimatum
). Players will assume the persona of a former CIA operative as they track rogue agent Jason Bourne across three continents. The game, which launched Monday, July 16, simultaneously in seven countries, allows participants to answer clues that will bring them one step closer to uncovering Bourne's identity, in the weeks leading to the opening of The Bourne Ultimatum
on August 3.
Using Google™ tools including Search, Maps, Images, Translate and YouTube™, players will track Bourne online, in the hopes that what he knows will prove helpful in their own quests. With new clues and active game play provided to site visitors each weekday—15 in total—the game concludes on the film's opening day. Along the way, registered users will have the chance to win amazing prizes, including the grand prize: a 2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2, designed to the specifications of the car seen in the film, as well as a four-city trip to international destinations featured in the movie and $25,000.
"This is a great opportunity for us to bring the power of Google search products to help players across the globe hunt for Bourne online," said Dylan Casey, Google product manager. "We're always looking for creative and engaging ways to connect people with the information they're seeking, and this collaboration is a terrific example of that."
Participation is free, and contestants can sign up to play at www.google.com/bourne
. Throughout the game, players will gain access to exclusive clips from The Bourne Ultimatum
and will have the chance to win world-class prizes.
Four lucky winners will receive a trip of their choice to Tangier, Paris, London, New York City or Madrid. Each active day of the game, one player will receive a $1,000 MasterCard gift card and 10 players will receive the three-disc Bourne Files DVD collection. Additionally, players who complete each day's task will be offered the option to catch Bourne using a game "surveillance camera" they will be able to place on a Google™ map. Those who successfully sight Jason Bourne 25 times or more during the course of the game will be entered into the "Sightings Sweepstakes." From this pool, 10 lucky winners will be awarded the new Apple iPhone.
"Jason Bourne's story is an action thriller appealing to a broad audience," said Doug Neil, senior vice president, digital marketing, Universal Pictures. "Fans are eagerly anticipating the opening of The Bourne Ultimatum
, and this game provides an entertaining way to stoke that enthusiasm and show fans what it would be like to live in Bourne's world."
"The Ultimate Search for Bourne with Google" is open to residents of the United States and Canada (except Quebec), 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Additional details and official rules are available at www.google.com/bourne
A variation of the game is open to residents of Australia, New Zealand, Germany, the United Kingdom and France.
Matt Damon returns as the trained assassin Jason Bourne for the latest showdown in The Bourne Ultimatum
. In the follow-up to 2002's The Bourne Identity
and 2004's The Bourne Supremacy
—the smash hits that have earned over $500 million at the global box office—acclaimed director Paul Greengrass (United 93, The Bourne Supremacy
) joins returning cast members Julia Stiles
and Joan Allen
and new additions David Strathairn
, Paddy Considine
and Edgar Ramirez
All he wanted was to disappear. Instead, Jason Bourne is now hunted by the people who made him what he is. Having lost his memory and the one person he loved, he is undeterred by the barrage of bullets and a new generation of highly-trained killers. Bourne has only one objective: to go back to the beginning and find out who he was.
Now, in the new chapter of this espionage series, Bourne will hunt down his past in order to find a future. He must travel from Moscow, Paris and London to Tangier and New York City as he continues his quest to find the real Jason Bourne—all the while trying to outmaneuver the scores of cops, federal officers and Interpol agents with him in their crosshairs.
The Bourne Ultimatum was shot in Morocco, Spain, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.
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and check out all of the new features for The Bourne Ultimatum including: the newest trailer, all new production stills, the new fully loaded website and the thrilling online search game- "The Ultimate Search for Bourne with Google."
- Characters: Get reacquainted with the cast of The Bourne Ultimatum while meeting the film's newest characters!
- Media: Watch everything Bourne- trailers, TV spots, and a special ' A Look Inside' feature... and add the trailer to your site
- Downloads: Download cool new buddy icons and wallpaper
- Images and Top Secret info: Check out the new photo gallery and get details on Jason Bourne's hunt to find his identity
- The Bourne Files: Preview the new 3 disc collection which includes: The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and the all new bonus disc.
- The Bourne Betrayal: Read and expert from the new book
- The Ultimate Search for Jason Bourne with Google: details below
Track Jason Bourne across three continents in the ultimate mission... Assume the persona of a former CIA operative as you track rogue agent Jason Bourne across three continents in this thrilling online espionage game. Answer clues correctly and you'll be one step closer to uncovering Bourne's identity in the weeks leading to the opening of The Bourne Ultimatum on August 3rd!
Play To Win:
- Grand Prizes: A 2008 Volkswagon Toureg 2-- designed to the specifications of the car seen in the film; Four-City trip to international destinations featured in the movie; $25,000.
- Prizes: $1,000 MasterCard gift card, three-disc Bourne Files DVD collection, Apple iPhone
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