Tom Cruise

Actor Tom Cruise has been flying for over 20 years. Literally. After Top Gun, he embraced flying as a hobby and worked towards getting his pilot’s license in 1994. He’s flown some incredible planes, including a World War II fighter jet and a Gulfstream IV with a screening room. With his upcoming filmAmerican Made, not only does he get to fly an aircraft as a part of his day job, but we’ll get to see him step outside of one…while it’s in the air and occupied by no one else.

Director Doug Liman recently talked all about the American Made plane stunt.

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American Made Trailer - Tom Cruise

Just recently, we found out that Tom Cruise will get back in a fighter jet for Top Gun: Maverick. Before that, he’ll be in a different pilot’s seat, running guns and drugs for the CIA in one of the biggest covert operations in the agency’s history.

American Made (formerly known as Mena) is based on a true story and follows Tom Cruise as a commercial airline pilot turned smuggler in the film from The Bourne Identity director Doug Liman. It looks like the kind of blend of comedy and action that made Liman and Cruise’s last collaboration in Edge of Tomorrow (aka Live Die Repeat) so fun to watch, and you’ll see what I mean in the first trailer that just debuted online before hitting theaters with The Mummy this weekend.

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Edge of Tomorrow 2

No, you’re not dreaming. An Edge of Tomorrow sequel-prequel might actually happen. It still almost sounds too good to be true, but three years after the spectacular first movie came out, director Doug Liman is working on a follow-up that’ll bring back Bill Cage (Tom Cruise) and Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt). Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse wrote the Live Die Repeat and Repeat script (yes, that’s the title), which has more comedy, less battlefield action, and a new character Liman says will “steal the movie.” And interesting, he notes that the sequel will pick up right where the first movie ended.

Below, the director, who’s making Chaos Walking next, discusses the Edge of Tomorrow sequel that, in our book, can’t get made soon enough.

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Doug Liman directing Jumper

Update: THR’s Borys Kit says that IT director Andy Muschietti is on the studio’s list to replace Liman. The original story follows below.

Justice League Dark has lost another high-caliber filmmaker. Liman, who also dropped out of 20th Century Fox’s Gambit, is following in Guillermo del Toro‘s footsteps and moving on from the DCEU film. Another project of his, Chaos Walking, got the green light, so a scheduling conflict arose.

Below, learn more about Liman’s vision for Justice League Dark and what’s next for him.

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Gambit shoot date

Fox is seemingly in a constant state of tinkering with its cinematic version of the X-Men, and one of the key characters they’ve been looking to spin off into his own film has been Gambit, the Cajun mutant with the ability to imbue objects with a powerful explosive charge. The studio has experienced a number of start and stops with a Gambit solo movie over the years, and they’ve been having a hell of a time finding a director to stick to the project long enough to bring it to life.

Doug Liman, the man who directed The Bourne Identity, was once in the director’s chair for a Gambit movie, but thanks to a new interview, we now know why he ultimately walked away from it.
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Edge of Tomorrow 2

When Edge of Tomorrow hit theaters back in 2014, it wasn’t as big of a success as Warner Bros. Pictures hoped. The sci-fi blockbuster pulled in $100 million at the domestic box office with another $270 coming from the rest of the world for a total of $370 million, which isn’t bad for a movie on a budget of $178 million, but it wasn’t a runaway hit. Still, a sequel was put into development last year with director Doug Liman back behind the camera and Race writers Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse scripting the sequel.

Now we have an update on Edge of Tomorrow 2 that includes the official title for the sequel, as well as confirmation of the return of both leads from the first film. Find out what Doug Liman had to say about development below. Read More »

the batman director

Yesterday, Ben Affleck stepped down from directing The Batman. One day, someone is going to write a book explaining exactly what was going on behind-the-scenes at Warner Bros. that led to this revolving door of filmmakers on all of their projects. We’ll surely know someday. But not today.

So today is a day of speculation. As Matt Reeves and Mat Ross emerge as apparent frontrunners, it’s time to do that thing where we make a list of people who should direct the next Batman movie. Some of these names are totally plausible. Some are wishful thinking. Others are here just because the thought of them directing a big-budget superhero movie makes me giggle uncontrollably. Most of all, this an excuse for us to just goof off and daydream while Warner Bros. figures everything out.

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Five Movie Commentaries to Listen to in January

boogie-nights

While Damien Chazelle‘s La La Land wears its fondness for old school Hollywood productions proudly on its sleeve, his portrayal of present-day Los Angeles is hardly unflattering. It’s a movie so appealing to the eye it’s almost impossible to see nothing except beauty in La La Land, but it captures a genuinely lovely part of the city: it’s a place a lot of driven and passionate people move to every day.

After seeing the film a second time, it made me want to revisit a few movies set in Los Angeles, including Boogie NightsThe GraduateKiss Kiss Bang Bang, and a few others, which all feature some commentary tracks worth listening to.

Below, check out this January’s movie commentary recommendations.

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The Wall trailer

If you need some good news today, then here’s some for you: two Doug Liman films are coming out next year. Over a year ago the Swingers and Edge of Tomorrow director reunited with Tom Cruise for the delayed American Made, but he also has a thriller starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals) and John Cena (Trainwreck) coming out soon. That movie, The Wall, is set in one location and about two soldiers pinned down by a sniper.

Below, watch The Wall trailer.

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Tom Holland Chaos Walking

Actor Tom Holland might live in a world populated entirely by men for director Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow). The Spider-Man: Homecoming star is currently in talks to act alongside Daisy Ridley in the post-apocalyptic YA movie Chaos Walking, based on part one of author Patrick Ness‘ trilogy. Lionsgate is eyeing a 2017 production start date for the film.

Below, learn more about the Tom Holland Chaos Walking casting news.

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