Tom Cruise and Doug Liman are heading to the moon. I want to see this happen and I’d really love to go.
First reported by Variety, then confirmed by Entertainment Weekly is the exciting news that Doug Liman’s long gestating passion project Luna Park is finally being developed! Tom Cruise will be joining friend and frequent collaborator Doug Liman in bringing to the screen a “story of a renegade crew of former space workers who travel to the moon to steal an energy source.” The space heist movie aims to reunite Tom Cruise with Doug Liman, the director of Edge of Tomorrow and Cruise’s upcoming film Mena.
Luna Park was originally greenlit by Paramount in 2011. The film, under the helm of director Doug Liman, has seen actors such as Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Evans, and Andrew Garfield attached to the project. While there is no word if they’d still be a part of the science-fiction film, the plug was pulled on Liman’s project when Skydance Productions left due to concerns over the budget. It’s rare to see a film rebound after a studio pulls the plug, but with the successful partnership between Tom Cruise, Paramount, and Skydance, it’s no surprise that faith has been renewed in revisiting Luna Park.
It’ll be very interesting to see what comes of Luna Park especially considering Tom Cruise’s involvement. I’d love to see this happen and if the cast is rounded out with actors like Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Evans, and Andrew Garfield, then this could be a very special project. While I seem to think their days of being associated with this are over, it’s still too early to begin speculating on what Luna Park will become.
As of this writing, Tom Cruise is finishing up filming Mena with Doug Liman. Filming will conclude in Colombia, South America. Later this year production will start on Jack Reacher 2 with Edward Zwick (The Last Samurai) set to direct. While there is still no official word on when Mission: Impossible 6 will start, many believe it to go into production sometime next year.
Stay tuned for more information.