Is this the Akira situation all over again? You might remember that a few months ago, when Warner Bros. was really trying to get the live-action version of Akira going under the direction of Albert Hughes, there were a great many stories about how the studio wanted to cast the film. The primary thrust seemed to be that the teenage characters in the original manga and anime were going to be significantly older in the live-action version. That all became a non-issue when Hughes bowed out and the film was slowed-down as it was re-budgeted and set up for Jaume Collet-Serra to direct, however.
The same thing could be happening again, however, with the adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka‘s All You Need is Kill, for which Brad Pitt is reportedly being sought. Read More »
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 »
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 »