We reported back in April that Warner Bros. had picked up the rights to a Hiroshi Sakurazaka novel and now they might have found a director for the project, which might mean another Warner Bros. film is in jeopardy. Heat Vision Blog is reporting that director Doug Liman is a front runner to direct All You Need Is Kill for Warner Bros.
We also reported back in April that Liman was directing The Three Musketeers, but it seems that project's status is unclear. Summit Entertainment is also setting up a competing film The Three Musketeers 3D, which has already been slated for release on April 15, 2011. It was said Warner Bros. wanted to get their version started by this fall, but All You Need Is Kill might have to start shooting as early as next spring. The site is reporting that Liman will meet with the studio next week and there could be a possibility of back-to-back shoots with Liman directing both films.
All You Need Is Kill is based off the Hiroshi Sakurazaka novel with Dante Harper writing the screen adaptation. Here's a description of the project from our report back in April.
"A solider is killed in action when forced to battle a vicious alien species. He returns at the start of everyday to relive this fate for eternity. In the process, he becomes a great warrior and discovers that he may be able to change his destiny as well as the course of war."