Briefly: Doug Liman just directed Tom Cruise in the sci-fi time-warp film Edge of Tomorrow, and now Liman is coming on board a movie that Cruise has been trying to make since 2010. The film is El Presidente, about “a straight-arrow Secret Service agent who is assigned to protect America’s worst former president, an alcoholic and womanizing sleazebag who never won a presidential election but was elevated from VP when the president died.” The two are forced on an awkward road trip when a threat puts them on the run together.
For years, Cruise has hoped to land Jack Nicholson to play the President and in so doing achieve a little A Few Good Men reunion. THR reports that while Liman has come aboard, the two haven’t yet convinced Nicholson to do more than read the script. (That’s by Jesse Armstrong and Daniel J. Goor with a rewrite by Paul Attanasio.) Supposedly Cruise doesn’t want to do the film without Nicholson, but that might just be sales pitch.
There was a point when Robert Downey Jr. might have played the ex-POTUS, back when Jay Roach was going to direct. We don’t have any sense of whether someone similar might be next in line if Nicholson says no.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 by Angie Han
One of the hottest actors in the industry could be headed toward one of the coldest places on the planet. Benedict Cumberbatch is being eyed to star as George Mallory in Doug Liman‘s Everest, with Joel Kinnaman, James McAvoy, Tom Hiddleston, Henry Cavill, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens, Matthew Goode, and Jim Sturgess also in the mix.
If you’re confused because you thought Jason Clarke had already replaced Christian Bale in that movie, you’re thinking of the other Everest, by Baltasar Kormakur. That one has suffered a few setbacks but is now hoping to shoot this fall, with Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, and Jake Gyllenhaal in addition to Clarke. Get the latest on both movies after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 by Angie Han
Fox’s Narco Sub is almost ready to get moving again. Doug Liman is in early talks to direct the thriller, which was set up with Tony Scott before his passing. The studio been trying to find a replacement for some time, and Joe Carnahan was reportedly circling at one point.
The title Narco Sub refers to watercrafts used to smuggle cocaine from South America to the U.S. At the center of the script by David Guggenheim (Safe House) is a ship captain who is blackmailed into piloting one of these narco subs after his son is kidnapped by a cartel.
Liman has been putting the finishing touches on Edge of Tomorrow (formerly titled All You Need Is Kill), a sci-fi actioner starring Tom Cruise. He’s also been prepping the fact-based adventure Everest with Tom Hardy. It is unclear whether Everest or Narco Sub would move ahead first, should Liman close his deal. [TheWrap]
After the jump, Nebraska helmer Alexander Payne trades suburban America for urban India.
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With all the talk of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy and Batman vs. Superman, one of the major films highlighted at Comic-Con that has been passed over is Doug Liman‘s Edge of Tomorrow. Starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, the first strong, exciting footage from the 2014 had its premiere at the Con, showcasing massive sci-fi action centered on time travel. You can read all about it here.
After Comic-Con, the crew went back to work with some pre-scheduled additional shooting and they’ve added a new character. That character will be played by the Emmy-award winning actor from Entourage, Jeremy Piven. Read More »
The opening text crawl for Edge of Tomorrow, the new film with Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, was “Live/Die/Repeat.” That’s the film in a nutshell — Cruise plays an Army PR guy who is thrown into combat and immediately killed. But that’s not his end; for reasons unknown to him, Cruise lives his last day over and over again. In the process he learns how to be a deadly soldier in humanity’s fight against aliens, and he also tracks down another mysterious warrior, the woman other soldiers call the Full Metal Bitch, played by Emily Blunt.
At Comic Con today, Tom Cruise was joined on stage by Blunt, director Doug Liman, and writer Christopher McQuarrie. (And they were joined by Bill Paxton, who plays a supporting role.) Cruise charmed the hell out of the crowd, through his interactions with moderator Chris Hardwick and praise for Doug Liman and Emily Blunt. In turn, his co-conspirators praised his intense work ethic, which drove Cruise to run and fight through scenes wearing a suit of armor that weighs over 100lbs.
A brief bit of footage was shown, and we’ll run down that and some of the panel info below. Read More »
Doug Liman‘s upcoming sci-fi action film starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt has been given a new title. Originally called All You Need Is Kill, which also is the name of the original graphic novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, the film has now been renamed Edge of Tomorrow. It’s definitely a less confusing, more catchy title for the June 2014 release. The film is about a futuristic world where a soldier is caught in a time travel loophole, consistently dying in battle, but in the process also hardening into a military powerhouse, and probing for the weakness of his enemy.
Below, check out the first poster for the film. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 by Angie Han
Christian Bale is leaping from the rooftops of Gotham to the summit of Mount Everest. The actor is in early negotiations to board Baltasar Kormákur‘s Everest, about the ill-fated 1996 expedition to scale the notorious peak. Disaster struck the climbers in the form of a blizzard, killing eight people over two days and helping to make 1996 the deadliest year ever for Mount Everest. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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Posted on Friday, November 9th, 2012 by Angie Han
Tom Cruise has worked in just about every genre you could think of over the course of his three-decade career, but lately he seems to be on something of a sci-fi kick. He recently attached himself to Our Name is Adam, and has Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion and Doug Liman‘s All You Need is Kill both due out next year. Perhaps the first image from the latter explains why he’s so interested in aliens and apocalypses as of late. After all, when else does a guy get to don a giant robotic exoskeleton? Hit the jump to take a look.
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