On Bourne Legacy: “Gilroy then began work on a treatment for the project even as he outlined a blueprint for where the story might go after The Bourne Legacy… He looked most particularly at the secretive U.S. government agency known as DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) that is hard at work trying to figure out how to make better soldiers. DARPA and its intelligence counterpart, IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity), fund many research programs with the objective of enhancing the cognitive and physical performance of American soldiers and spies. Gilroy notes: ‘There’s no drug testing in war. There’s a very real appetite to have soldiers with increased energy, higher pain thresholds and less need for sleep. The warrior who heals, learns and processes information faster is the dream of every commanding officer. We’re in a place now where the science has begun to make real that dream in a very unpredictable and terrifying way.'” http://www.thebournelegacy.net/media/Production_notes.pdf … Just go read some of the declassified CIA docs on what they were doing in the 50’s and 60’s alone as a blueprint for what they’re working on now, with science that is waaaay more advanced than 50 years ago. Sometimes movies merely serve to illustrate reality, using a fictional story line.