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Tom Cruise and his Edge of Tomorrow director may reteam for 80's drug tale

01.14.2015

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EDGE OF TOMORROW wasn't just one of the cinematic highlights of 2014, I would go as far to say it's one of Tom Cruise’s best movies, and that guy has done some great movies. So if you want to repeat success, it's sometimes best to use the same winning formula you used before. Cruise and his EDGE OF TOMORROW director Doug Liman are looking to do just that by teaming up on a very cool sounding project, the drug thriller MENA. The film is set in the 1980's and has Cruise playing a drug trafficking pilot; you all have "Danger Zone" playing in your heads right now too, admit it.

Deadline said of the movie (SPOILERS within):

The spec is a fact-based tale about Barry Seal, a pilot who, in the 1980s, was a gun runner, and drug trafficker who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel. He was eventually shot to death by the latter in Baton Rouge. The title refers to Mena, Arkansas, where a lot of the illegal activity took place, under the noses of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and then-Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton.

Well so much for a surprise ending. It does sound like a great idea though, and Cruise playing an anti-hero (I suspect) could be a lot of fun. If all goes according to plan the film could shoot this year.

Are you excited to see these two gentlemen working together again?

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Source: Deadline

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6:30AM on 01/16/2015

Danger Zone!

Seriously, call Kenny Loggins
Seriously, call Kenny Loggins
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12:55PM on 01/15/2015

Cruise getting ready to Break Bad?

Yeah bitch!
Yeah bitch!
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8:54AM on 01/15/2015
Okay, not going to pretend I knew the story of Barry Seal. Also not going to pretend it makes a bit of difference. I want to see this movie. Hell, I don't even care if they get Cruise for the role (though he'd make it even better), this is the sort of story movies were invented for.

Even though Seal didn't live long enough to overlap with the premier of Top Gun (he died in February '86, Top Gun wasn't out until May), I still think, if Cruise is involved, they ought to at least shoehorn
Okay, not going to pretend I knew the story of Barry Seal. Also not going to pretend it makes a bit of difference. I want to see this movie. Hell, I don't even care if they get Cruise for the role (though he'd make it even better), this is the sort of story movies were invented for.

Even though Seal didn't live long enough to overlap with the premier of Top Gun (he died in February '86, Top Gun wasn't out until May), I still think, if Cruise is involved, they ought to at least shoehorn Danger Zone into the end credits or something.
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11:33PM on 01/14/2015
Tom Cruise in a mullet + wife beater combo with a southern accent? Could be fun especially if in one scene a Top Gun poster is lurking in the background.
Tom Cruise in a mullet + wife beater combo with a southern accent? Could be fun especially if in one scene a Top Gun poster is lurking in the background.
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10:03PM on 01/14/2015
Sounds interesting despite the lack of a spoiler alert. Oh well.
Sounds interesting despite the lack of a spoiler alert. Oh well.
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10:00PM on 01/14/2015

sounds awesome and I am so there

but yeah, what the fuck Deadline? Why is that detail important at all? Not cool... I'll still see it, but that would've been a nice little surprise in the movie.
but yeah, what the fuck Deadline? Why is that detail important at all? Not cool... I'll still see it, but that would've been a nice little surprise in the movie.
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9:56PM on 01/14/2015
Well I don't need to see the movie now thanks to the summary of the story.
Well I don't need to see the movie now thanks to the summary of the story.
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9:47PM on 01/14/2015

Hmm.

Did I skip over a SPOILER ALERT? Just because it's based on real events doesn't mean it's common knowledge.

At least characters like that don't typically make it through their movie alive so I'll let this one slide, but please try and be more mindful in the future.
Did I skip over a SPOILER ALERT? Just because it's based on real events doesn't mean it's common knowledge.

At least characters like that don't typically make it through their movie alive so I'll let this one slide, but please try and be more mindful in the future.
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