We haven't heard much about New Regency and Ubisoft's planned big screen version of 'Splinter Cell' since a bidding war broke out to get the film rights and Tom Hardy signed on to play the lead back in 2012. But now the film looks like it might have a director in Doug Liman and an August start date.
Last we heard, three-time Oscar winner Jack Nicholson wasn't totally retired, but the 76-year old had become so choosy about his work that it's possible 2010's 'How Do You Know' could be his last feature film. Well, not if Tom Cruise has anything to say about it, as he's wooing Jack to star along with him in 'El Presidente' for his 'Edge of Tomorrow' director Doug Liman.
Just days prior to the Comic-Con 2013 festivities, Tom Cruise's upcoming sci-fier, 'Edge of Tomorrow' (formerly titled 'All You Need Is Kill'), announced a panel presentation during the Warner Bros. time slot in Hall H on Saturday, July 20.
Last we heard about 'All You Need Is Kill' -- otherwise known as Tom Cruise's attempt to prove he's "down" with the 'Avengers' and 'Dark Knight' sci-fi actioner crowd -- Bill Paxton was said to be in talks to board the Doug Liman film, which already featured Emily Blunt. Now the latest news comes in the form of a first look photo of Tom Cruise looking like one of the soldiers from the 'Halo' games.
It's been a busy time for Tom Hardy. It took him a while to recover from the failure of 'Star Trek: Nemesis,' but he's now a pretty hot property after 'Inception' and 'The Dark Knight Rises.' And it looks like he's lining up to play Mount Everest mountain climber George Mallory.
This is casting news we can get behind. Doug Liman is loading up his latest picture, 'All You Need is Kill' with actors, and he's already got Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt signed up. But now it looks like Bill Paxton could be joining the cast, and that's enough to warrant buying a ticket.
'Time and Again' is a cult favorite novel with a long history of almost making it to the big (or small) screen. But Summit Entertainment has the rights and they've just signed director Doug Liman (the upcoming 'All You Need is Kill') to helm the adaptation.