I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan of the Bourne movies. Them and mafia movies – the perfect genres.
So I was pretty pleased when I got an email from Brian L, who’s just been to see the third episode of the Bourne series – The Bourne Ultimatum, telling me that there’s a small Saab cameo in there.
From what I’ve heard around the web, the main cars in the movies are apparently VWs and Audis. The Saab gets a look in through a couple of undercover CIA guys:
The SAAB 9-3 was driven by a pair under cover CIA agents in the movie. On screen time is less than 10 seconds, but I was excited to see my car on the big screen. The first shot is of the agents inside the 9-3. The second is of the agents pulling up in the 9-3 and stopping with the grill and hood filling up the whole screen.
I’ve actually had a couple of people, quite independent of one another, email me recently saying that Saab should be lobbying for some movie space.
There’s the obvious Bond connection with the Saab 900 Silver Beast of many years ago (books only, never made it into the movies) and the Aero-X would make a perfect Bondmobile. There must be another Bond movie in the works and now that they’ve reached out for a new, more realist style with Daniel Craig in the role, I think it’d be great for Saab to get involved.
I could imagine Bond having to get away or chase someone and getting into a silver 900 to start with….then commandeering the Aero-X from the Quartermaster later on for some hot driving scenes through the old part of Stockholm.
Sounds good to me.