Matt Damon films police motorbike action scene for Bourne 5 in Tenerife

ByCassie Carpenter For Dailymail.com

Published: 14:40 GMT, 17 September 2015 | Updated: 09:13 GMT, 18 September 2015

Matt Damon was glad to be back in the saddle as he filmed an action scene for Bourne 5 on the streets of Tenerife (the largest of Spain's Canary Islands) on Wednesday.



The Oscar-winning screenwriter - who turns 45 next month - mounted a police motorbike, which was attached to an elaborate mobile camera rig.

The Interstellar star was shooting a rain-soaked action sequence, reprising his amnesiac former black ops character Jason Bourne for the first time since 2007.

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Ready for his close-up: Matt Damon was glad to be back in the saddle as he filmed an action scene for Bourne 5 on the streets of Tenerife (the largest of Spain's Canary Islands) on Wednesday

Damon also co-penned the sequel - rumoured to be titled 'The Bourne Betrayal'- with Christopher Rouse and director Paul Greengrass.

The movie - hitting US/UK theaters July 29, 2016 - will also feature Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Julia Stiles, Vincent Cassel, and Ato Essandoh.

Matt's sighting came the same day he issued a statement apologizing for lecturing producer Effie Brown during HBO's Project Greenlight: 'When were talking about diversity you do it in the casting of the film, not in the casting of the show.'

Back in the saddle: The Oscar-winning screenwriter - who turns 45 next month - mounted a police motorbike, which was attached to an elaborate mobile camera rig

Night shoot: The Interstellar star was shooting a rain-soaked action sequence, reprising his amnesiac former black ops character Jason Bourne for the first time since 2007

The streets were aflame!Damon also co-penned the sequel - rumoured to be titled 'The Bourne Betrayal'- with Christopher Rouse and director Paul Greengrass

'BOURNE is back!'The movie - hitting US/UK theaters July 29, 2016 - will also feature Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Julia Stiles, Vincent Cassel, and Ato Essandoh

The Golden Globe winner insisted he was sorry that his comment 'offended some people' but he was 'happy' to have started 'a conversation about diversity in Hollywood.'

'I believe deeply that there need to be more diverse filmmakers making movies,' the Boston-bred actor wrote.

Regardless of his views on minorities, Matt married Argentine bartender Luciana Bozn Barroso a decade ago and they have three daughters Isabella, Gia, and Stella.

Sorry! Matt's sighting came the same day he issued a statement apologizing for lecturing producer Effie Brown about diversity in casting versus behind-the-scenes during HBO's Project Greenlight

'There need to be more diverse filmmakers': The Golden Globe winner insisted he was sorry that his comment 'offended some people' but he was 'happy' to have started 'a conversation about diversity in Hollywood'

Irony: Regardless of his views on minorities, Matt married Argentine bartender Luciana Bozn Barroso a decade ago and they have three daughters Isabella, Gia, and Stella (pictured last Friday)

The Monuments Men actor will next play astronaut Mark Watney in Ridley Scott's adaptation of Andy Weir's The Martian alongside Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

The highly-anticipated sci-fi action flick hits UK theaters on September 30 and US theaters on October 2.

Hitting US theaters on October 2! The Monuments Men actor will next play astronaut Mark Watney in Ridley Scott's adaptation of Andy Weir's The Martian alongside Jessica Chastain (2-L) and Kate Mara (2-R)

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