While Tom Cruise may have been talking pretty big about a potential sequel to “Edge Of Tomorrow,” there is still a long way to go. However, it looks like he’s ready to work with Doug Liman once again, helping the director get a long-developing sci-fi project off the ground.
Variety reports that Cruise will develop “Luna Park” alongside the director, with an eye to star in the movie for Paramount. In the works for years, with Jake Gyllenhaal, Andrew Garfield, and Chris Evans toying with starring roles at various points, the plot revolves around an expedition to the moon to steal an energy source.
The project has seen a number of writers associated over the years —John Hamburg (“I Love You, Man“), Mark Bowden (the “Black Hawk Down” novel), Dan Mazeau (“Bruno“), Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Days Of Future Past,” “Jumper“)— and I assume another Cruise-approved writer (like his pal Christopher McQuarrie) will be roped in for another pass.
As for when this might actually film…not anytime soon. Cruise wrapped the drug drama “Mena” with Liman earlier this year, he’ll shoot “Jack Reacher 2” this fall, and next year he’s expected to roll with another installment of the “Mission: Impossible” series. So, “Luna Park” lives, but it’s still very much in orbit, instead of close to landing.