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Re: ‘Luna Park’

Postby TheButcher on Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:59 am

Tom Cruise and Doug Liman Developing Sci-Fi Pic ‘Luna Park’ for Paramount (EXCLUSIVE)
Justin Kroll wrote:
After saving the world from aliens and fighting the cartels, Tom Cruise and Doug Liman may be headed to outer space in the director’s long-in-the-works sci-fi pic.

Sources tell Variety that Cruise is joining Liman to develop sci-fi action pic “Luna Park” with an eye to star in the film for Paramount. It’s still early in the process and could go one way or the other depending on how the latest draft of the script comes out, but sources say this is a good sign for the project that had been in development limbo.

This has been a passion project of Liman’s for some time; it was prepared to move forward in 2011 with thesps like Chris Evans and Andrew Garfield circling leading roles. A greenlight had been given by Paramount, but the studio halted production after co-financier Skydance Pictures bailed on it because of a budget that was surpassing $100 million.

It’s unknown whether Skydance and Paramount still have a part to play with the film but given the relationship both companies have with Cruise following the success of “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” and his upcoming sequel to “Jack Reacher,” signs are pointing to the studio getting behind the project yet again.

The plot revolves around a group of renegade employees who venture to the moon to steal an energy source.

When production would begin is still in question, as Cruise is about to start production on “Jack Reacher 2” and is expected to shoot another “Mission: Impossible” pic sometime next year.

Cruise is very particular about the directors he works with and looks to have become very comfortable with Liman after shooting “Edge of Tomorrow” for Warner Bros., which grossed more than $350 million worldwide, and the upcoming drug thriller “Mena,” which bows in January.

He is repped by CAA.
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Re: ‘Luna Park’

Postby TheButcher on Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:00 am

2011
BRADLEY COOPER & CHRIS EVANS JOIN LIST OF CONTENDERS FOR DOUG LIMAN’S ‘LUNA’
ERIC wrote:The summer movie season is upon us and it’s easy to forget that there are movies being developed at the major studios are aren’t sequels, based on a comic or toy or spun-off a previous film or television show. In the works for years, the long-gestating space film by Doug Liman—now titled “Luna”—has been inching forward in fits and starts for the past while. Originally with Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead, who later left the project, it sputtered back to life this past spring when a wealth of names were said to be contending for the open role including Andrew Garfield, Emile Hirsch and Chris Pine. And even longer list of actresses were tipped as possibilities for the female lead with Rosario Dawson, Megan Fox, Rachel McAdams, Eva Mendes, Zoe Saldana and Olivia Wilde all getting mentioned. And then—we didn’t hear much else. Well, the movie now looks pretty much certain to be Liman’s next project and more info has landed.

Variety reports that Bradley Cooper—who is having a great 2011 with big successes in both “Limitless” and “The Hangover Part II”—and Chris Evans have been added as candidates for the lead role. The picture is about as high concept as they come following a group of renegade space employees, led by an Eastern European woman (though we’d guess the nationality might change depending on who they get to sign on), who are assembling a bunch of stolen space equipment to get to the Moon to steal an energy source, but there is one last thing they need to grab before they can leave: an ex-NASA employee.

Financing has been locked down with David Ellison‘s Skydance Pictures and New Regency helping pay the bills for the film that’s set up over at Paramount. And while we’re excited this is happening, we’re a bit worried about the battery of writers who have tackled this thing. Previously the project was under the pen of Liman and John Hamburg (”I Love You, Man”) before Mark Bowden (writer of the “Black Hawk Down” book) took a pass at it, and then Dan Mazeau (”Bruno”), followed by the film’s producer Simon Kinberg (”xXx: State Of The Union”). It looks the last draft polished by Kinberg is the one that is a go, so we hope it lives up to the great premise.

As for who will land the lead role, it’s pretty wide open. Bradley Cooper is an interesting choice, but he’s lensing “The Place Beyond The Pines” this summer so it will likely depend on scheduling and Chris Evans will certainly be a much bigger name after “The First Avenger: Captain America” hits in the next six weeks or so. More concrete details are expected to come very soon, so we’ll see how this all plays. Our guess? With “Star Trek 2” looking more and more likely to get bumped to winter 2012, the studio needs to get a film in that June 2012 slot. “Luna” could be a cheap(er), popcorn picture that could do the job that could turn out to be a surprise hit. Don’t be too surprised if that happens.
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Re: Edge of Tomorrow

Postby TheButcher on Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:46 am

Christopher McQuarrie on ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’, ‘M:I 6′ and ‘Edge of Tomorrow 2′
STEVE 'FROSTY' WEINTRAUB wrote:
I want to go backwards for a second. I’m sure you’ve heard this from other film nerds, but I loved Edge of Tomorrow, and there’s been a lot of rumblings here and there about maybe doing another movie, a sequel, Tom has said some things. Do you think it’s one of these films that will ever see a sequel or anything to it, or do you think it’s going to be a one-and-done kind of thing?

MCQUARRIE: We have the idea for the sequel locked and loaded.

Really?

MCQUARRIE: Yeah.

Is it something that you have put in treatment form or written anything, or is it just an idea you guys have discussed?


MCQUARRIE: I don’t know what I can say. I can only say it’s a going concern.
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Re: Edge of 2morrowland PrequelSequel

Postby TheButcher on Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:34 am

EDGE OF TOMORROW 2 To Be A Prequel Because People Love Those
Today’s Doug Liman seems different than yesterday’s Doug Liman.
"...you know when Warner Bros. wants to sort of turn the comic book genre on its head, they call me.

It’s like how do you fundamentally reinvent what people are doing? And that’s the good and the bad news of this sort of box I’ve been put in. I mean, you’d think it was by design, but it wasn’t. It is exactly what I should be doing, but I’m just so grateful that -- you know sometimes I’m working on a project and I pitch an idea that’s too conventional, and the producers will say back to me “That’s not Doug Liman enough.”

Which is like a weird thing, because I’m like “Well that -- it was my idea! How can you say it’s not me?” And they’re like “No, because when we think of you, we think of like, you know -- that just seems too ordinary.” So even if I wanted to be a little bit more conventional, like, the system doesn’t want me to be."

A Tale of Two Dougs
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