Last week, a report surfaced that offered new insight into Universal Pictures' Monsters Shared Universe franchise, which is being lead by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan. While last year's Dracula Untold served as a "prologue" for this shared universe, the first full-fledged adventure will be the Untitled Mummy Reboot, directed by Alex Kurtzman, which will start shooting in early 2016. Today we have a new report from Variety, which claims that Tom Cruise is in early talks to star in the Mummy reboot, although reps from both the studio and the actor tell Deadline that he is not in contention to star at all.
Tom Cruise is currently filming Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, and he is expected to start principal photography on Mission: Impossible 6 in August 2016. The actor was expected to reunite with Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman on an outer-space project entitled Luna Park, but now that the filmmaker is directing Gambit, the actor has an opening in his schedule after Jack Reacher: Never Go Back wraps.Read More
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media today announced that principal photography has commenced on Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, starring Tom Cruise (the Mission: Impossible franchise, Edge of Tomorrow) and directed by Edward Zwick (The Last Samurai, Blood Diamond). Production will take place in New Orleans. The film is set for release on October 21, 2016. The first film, Jack Reacher, earned $218.3 million worldwide during its theatrical release.
The new film is based on author Lee Child's 18th book in the bestselling Jack Reacher series, Never Go Back. The film is written by Richard Wenk (The Expendables 2, The Equalizer), Marshall Herskovitz (Love and Other Drugs, The Last Samurai) & Zwick. The sequel reunites Tom Cruise and Edward Zwick for the first time since The Last Samurai.Read More
Tom Cruise's latest film Mena has been in production since late May in Colombia, with Universal Pictures setting a January 6, 2017 release date. Deadline reports that tragedy struck the set last night, as a small plane crashed near the Medellin, Colombia set, claiming the lives of two crew members. A third passenger who was aboard the twin-engine Aerostar plane survived the crash, but none of the victims have been identified.
Mena is based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of Barry Seal Tom Cruise, a hustler and pilot unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history. The supporting cast of Mena includes Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Jesse Plemons, Caleb Landry Jones, Jayma Mays, Benito Martinez, E. Roger Mitchell, Lola Kirke and Alejandro Edda. Doug Liman, who previously directed Tom Cruise in Universal's Edge of Tomorrow, directs from a script by Gary Spinelli (Stash House).Read More
Edge of Tomorrow is based on a manga novel entitled All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, who revealed earlier this year that he is actually writing a graphic novel sequel. It isn't known when that would be ready for publication, but if the movie sequel moves forward, it may be based on Tom Cruise's idea, and not the manga sequel. Tom Cruise wouldn't say how Christopher McQuarrie and Doug Liman reacted to the actor's pitch, or if they would be willing to come back to write and direct the movie sequel.
Edge of Tomorrow is set in the future, where a war has been unfolding between humans and an invading alien race. Tom Cruise plays Major William Cage, an officer who has never seen a day of combat and is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again and again. Emily Blunt plays Special Forces soldier Rita Vrataski, who helps Cage become a better soldier as they try to win this seemingly never-ending war. The supporting cast includes Brendan Gleeson, Bill Paxton, Jonas Armstrong, Dragomir Mrsic and Charlotte Riley.Read More
The news that Mission: Impossible 6 is already moving forward isn't terribly surprising at all. Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation is expected to take in between $50 million and $60 million at the box office when it opens in theaters this weekend. However, if production does in fact start next year, it would be fairly surprising, since there is typically a three to four-year gap between Mission: Impossible movies. It's possible that this sequel could be in theaters for a 2017 release, if everything goes according to plan.
The report from May revealed that Tom Cruise will return to star as Ethan Hunt and produce alongside David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and J.J. Abrams, with Don Granger and Matt Grimm serving as executive producers. No filmmakers are attached at this time, so we'll have to wait and see who the producers will bring in to write and direct this action movie. While it's possible that Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation director Christopher McQuarrie could return to the helm, it would be the first time that a filmmaker has made more than one Mission: Impossible movie.Read More
Disney's long-gestating Bob: The Musical, which has been in development since 2004, may finally be moving forward, with the studio eyeing Tom Cruise to star and Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) to direct. We last reported on the project back in January 2014, when Allan Loeb (San Andreas) signed to work on the script. Mark Waters was initially attached to direct from a script by Mike Binder back in 2004, and, in 2010, Phil Lord and Chris Miller were eyeing the project, following their directorial debut, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
The story centers on an ordinary man named Bob, whose life is upended after suffering a simple blow to the head. Bob realizes that he can hear the inner songs in everyone he meets, essentially turning his life into a musical, although Bob is not exactly pleased with this new gift. It isn't known how much the script has changed over the 11 years that it has been floundering in development, although the underlying premise is still the same.Read More