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Tom Cruise in talks to star in All You Need Is Kill (which has a new title)

10.10.2011

Back when it became a hot spec script, ALL YOU NEED IS KILL was a story that followed a young soldier in a futuristic war who, not unlike GROUNDHOG DAY, keeps reliving the same brutal battle over and over. But as Warner Bros. struggled to get the film off the ground, the hot spec script underwent some rewrites and the young soldier was rewritten as an older officer. Enter: Tom Cruise.

Last week, Brad Pitt was the hot rumor but now THR reports that Cruise is in talks to star in the film for director Doug Liman. And what's more, the film has now been retitled WE MORTALS ARE. (I won't make the obvious and mean joke about that title, Tom Cruise and dyslexia.)

But Cruise is a notoriously picky actor to lock down and he's unusually busy at the moment. The normally choosy Cruise is currently committed to two projects: ONE SHOT, now filming for director Christopher McQuarrie, and OBLIVION, Joe Kosinski's follow-up to TRON: LEGACY that will shoot in mid-2012 for Universal. So even if Cruise is available and interested, is WB okay with waiting over a year to get filming underway?

The other question to be asked is just how in-depth these "talks" are. As mentioned earlier, WB was also gauging the interest of Brad Pitt. Is the studio simply sending out feelers to all A-list talent to see who they can get to anchor the project? Can an offer to Leonardo DiCaprio be far behind?

Source: THR

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12:59PM on 10/11/2011

Gonna miss that title!

Gonna miss that title! All together now!...all you need is kill...bum bah bumba bum...all you need is kill...bumba bah bumba bum. That new title really is off putting, out of the the three different ways to arrange those words they really chose the most retarded. Anyhow still think this move could be awesome, Cruise tends to pick top quality projects and Liman has the ability (even after Jumper) to knock it out the park.
Gonna miss that title! All together now!...all you need is kill...bum bah bumba bum...all you need is kill...bumba bah bumba bum. That new title really is off putting, out of the the three different ways to arrange those words they really chose the most retarded. Anyhow still think this move could be awesome, Cruise tends to pick top quality projects and Liman has the ability (even after Jumper) to knock it out the park.
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4:29PM on 10/10/2011
Yeah, not a fan of the title, but good for tom cruise, nice to see him getting good projects
Yeah, not a fan of the title, but good for tom cruise, nice to see him getting good projects
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2:50PM on 10/10/2011
Another book I will have to find and read before the film gets underway. However, I get the sense that this will be another Japanese property that Hollywood kills. I just get that sense about it.
Another book I will have to find and read before the film gets underway. However, I get the sense that this will be another Japanese property that Hollywood kills. I just get that sense about it.
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1:16PM on 10/10/2011
Sounds great. Very Source Codeish. Which is a good thing.
Sounds great. Very Source Codeish. Which is a good thing.
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11:57AM on 10/10/2011
Good to see Cruise busy again. All his projects are sounding very interesting.
Good to see Cruise busy again. All his projects are sounding very interesting.
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11:36AM on 10/10/2011

Make it happen ASAP

Plenty of good actors available. Nothing but love for good ole' Tom...but there are other options...good ones.
Plenty of good actors available. Nothing but love for good ole' Tom...but there are other options...good ones.
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11:16AM on 10/10/2011

One of my Favs...

Doug Liman, I'm in..
Doug Liman, I'm in..
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9:30AM on 10/10/2011
So they basically killed the plot point of an inexperienced recruit who gets better as a soldier every time hes killed by trying to get a guy who would play an officer? Why?! Theres plenty of young actors whove found success lately. Off the top of my head, Chris Hemsworth
So they basically killed the plot point of an inexperienced recruit who gets better as a soldier every time hes killed by trying to get a guy who would play an officer? Why?! Theres plenty of young actors whove found success lately. Off the top of my head, Chris Hemsworth
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8:35AM on 10/10/2011
You didn't mention the God-awful new title: WE MORTALS ARE.
WTF? Possibly one of the worst titles I've ever seen.
You didn't mention the God-awful new title: WE MORTALS ARE.
WTF? Possibly one of the worst titles I've ever seen.
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11:13AM on 10/10/2011
Not really, I'm tired of all the basic lame, straight to the point titles... We need a little creativity in titles, so I'm good with this...
Not really, I'm tired of all the basic lame, straight to the point titles... We need a little creativity in titles, so I'm good with this...
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