First Official Pic From Green Zone

Exclusive: Greengrass & Damon return

After the knock-out success of The Bourne Ultimatum, a new film from Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon carries no shortage of expectation. We've been given the exclusive first official shot from Green Zone, a film that sees the pair heading in a new, more ambitious, direction. Click the image below for a closer look.

Loosely based on Rajiv Chandresekaran's book Imperial Life In The Emerald City, Green Zone has Damon as chief warrant officer Roy Miller, a soldier stationed in Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein and charged with finding weapons of mass destruction. Quickly suspecting that said WMDs don't actually exist, he seeks out the truth, with perilous results.

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Though this is Greengrass' take on the situation in Iraq, don't expect the tub-thumping that some other Iraq-centric films have employed, and subsequently watched audiences turn away from. "[We're] not trying to make a statement," Damon tells us. "Particularly with a movie that costs $80 or $90 million. Hopefully this will feel like an accurate portrayal of what things were like for these guys. You can't do a polemic – you should be blogging if that's what you want to do."

While you shouldn't expect Bourne 4, this is planned as a full-on thriller and with Greengrass' form on tackling political hot topics (Bloody Sunday, United 93), we're hoping for, and expecting, something intelligent and riveting. Empire Magazine

For more of our exclusive visit to the set of Green Zone pick up the new issue of Empire, which contains a massive preview also including Harry Potter 6, Australia, Wolverine, The Day The Earth Stood Still, The Road, and many more.