Written by Stuart Beattie, with a rewrite by Frank Darabont, the script takes place on a single night. After a cabbie picks up a passenger, he and his car are taken hostage as a killer travels around Los Angeles to conduct his business.
Mann last directed Ali and he and Cruise have been trying to find a film in which they could work together. Filming will start in October.
Cruise doesn't have a deal yet, though one is expected. The actor has long expressed a desire to play a villain, and he may get his chance with the charismatic yet lethal passenger. If Cruise does indeed sign this film will be his next project.