Money might be the root of all evil but it also helps solve problems. Take Doug Liman, for example. He had several different projects he was considering, and was on The Wolverine shortlist. But a new financier comes along and, boom, his next movie is Luna. The film centers on a group of former space employees who steal equipment in order to illegally head into space for a new energy source. Things get complicated, however, when they decide to kidnap a NASA employee. No cast has been set but Liman has been taking meetings for a while and names like Bradley Cooper, Chris Evans and Andrew Garfield have been mentioned. There’s more after the break. Read More »

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Who will direct the Wolverine sequel for Fox? Since Darren Aronofsky elected not to make the film we’ve heard about some possible options, but none have been offered the gig so far, and the film remains sidelined for the moment. But a shortlist of eight names has emerged, and it contains a few that are surprising. Read More »

Just yesterday we wrote that Doug Liman was developing a period epic about a famous bodyguard by the name of Two-Gun Cohen. Now The Hollywood Reporter says he’s got yet another film in development that’s picking up steam and might shoot as early as this summer.

Since 2007, Liman has been attached to direct a sci-fi heist film formerly called Luna. The now untitled Moon Movie centers on a group of former space employees who steal equipment in order to illegally head into space for a new energy source. Things get complicated, however, when they decide to kidnap a NASA employee. Jake Gyllenhaal had long been attached with Liman but he’s since moved on. To take his place, male actors such as Andrew Garfield, Chris Pine and Emile Hirsch all took meetings recently while Rosario Dawson, Megan Fox, Rachel McAdams, Eva Mendes, Zoe Saldana and Olivia Wilde have met to discuss female roles. Read more about the project after the break. Read More »

Morris Abraham Cohen, regularly referred to as, Two-Gun Cohen, was a British man who traveled to China in the 1920s and became not only the main bodyguard to imperial leader Sun Yat-Sen but also trained his armies in combat. He eventually fought in a war against Japan and even became a British intelligence officer. A real life international man of intrigue, a film version of Cohen’s life is now being developed for the big screen. Producers Rob Reiner and Alan Greisman have tapped Doug Liman (Fair Game, The Bourne Identity) to direct, working from a script by Matt Brown. Read more about the film after the break. Read More »

Industry tracking boards are reporting a couple interesting items today:

  • Ben Affleck has apparently been offered the lead role in Antoine Fuqua’s (Bait, King Arthur, Shooter, Training Day) upcoming adaptation of the Vince Flynn novel Consent to Kill which Lorenzo di Bonaventura (GI Joe, Transformers) is producing for CBS Films.
  • Ryan Gosling has apparently been offered the role of “Private Billy Cage” in Doug Liman‘s sci-fi project All You Need Is Kill.

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In June, Doug Liman‘s name was attached to the Warner Bros. sci-fi project All You Need Is Kill. At the time I thought the pairing of Liman and a ‘Starship Troopers meets Groundhog Day‘ story was odd, given that Liman is known to be rather on the indecisive side when it comes to directing style. But something clicked between Liman and WB, because he’s now confirmed to direct the film. Read More »

Jumper

Doug Liman’s Jumper debuted in 2008 to a tepid critical response and didn’t exactly do gangbusters at the box office either, taking in only $80 million on an $85 million budget (although its worldwide total did reach $222 million). Nonetheless, the film did well enough that several of the people involved with it, including Liman himself, have speculated about a possible sequel.

Recently, Hayden Christensen (star of Jumper) hinted that the possibility of a sequel was still being discussed, and threw out some clues as to where the plot might go. Hit the jump for the details. Note that the following includes spoilers for the threadbare plot of the original Jumpers.

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Movie Trailer: Doug Liman’s Fair Game

Summit Entertainment have released the movie trailer for Doug Liman‘s political drama Fair Game. The film stars Naomi Watts as real-life undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame and Sean Penn as her husband Joe Wilson. We all know the story which captured the news headlines, but the movie tells the tale from a more personal perspective. I had a chance to screen this film at the Cannes Film Festival and very much enjoyed it. I think a lot of people will be surprised at just how uninteresting the life of an undercover CIA operative really is, definitely nothing like it has been portrayed in most of the films over the years. But the political story that results from Plame’s identity leak is far more interesting and compelling.

Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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