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Tom Cruise Is The Tourist
Based on a French thriller

14 August 2008  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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For a man whose career is apparently not what it once was, Tom Cruise is making plenty of headlines. Be it for his wonderful cameo in Tropic Thunder, or his attachment to Working Title’s Food Fight, or the news that Valkyrie has changed release date again, or that his long-term producing partner Paula Wagner is stepping down as CEO of their studio, United Artists, or that Angelina Jolie is taking the role in Edwin A. Salt that he had been umming and aahing over, you can’t keep Little Tommy out of the news.

And here’s another story – he’s set to star in a film called The Tourist, based on a French thriller from 2005.

If Cruise signs on – and presumably this is the project that he passed on Edwin A. Salt for – then he’ll play an American tourist in Europe who’s used by a female Interpol agent as a pawn in a deadly game. Sounds like a good move for Cruise – he’s often best when he’s on the run in movies, and this also sounds like it has shades of Roman Polanski’s Frantic, which featured one of Harrison Ford’s best turns. Perhaps a little European jaunt will do Cruise the world of good.

Bharat Nalluri will direct the film for Spyglass Entertainment, from a script by Oscar-winning scribe, Julian Fellowes.

Oh, and by the way, this is not to be confused with that other thriller called The Tourist – the one that George Clooney is attached to. Nor is it to be confused with the Radiohead song from OK Computer. Glad we cleared that up.

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RE: The Tourist
L: MadMatt Fingers crossed! If anyone reading this thread hasn't already got it, Hughes' book is definitely worth checking out. Fascinating stuff. just picked the new edition out last week, hence my attention being drawn to this article! it really is a good book, its not even my usual thing. as stated by rgirvan44, childshood end really does need to be made. More

Posted by adambatman82 at 09:48 on 20 August 2008 | Report This Post

The Tourist
Fingers crossed! If anyone reading this thread hasn't already got it, Hughes' book is definitely worth checking out. Fascinating stuff. More

Posted by MadMatt at 22:03 on 19 August 2008 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: MadMatt Nobody else interested in that link? I'd love to see that version of a film called 'The Tourist' finally make it to the big screen. There's a whole chapter on it in David Hughes' book 'The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Never Made' (I don't know if that's been expanded upon in the new edition). sp; I actully thought when I saw the headline that another of the films in that book was being made. Honestly - its amazing how many of the films in that bookhaev either been released or are More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 22:54 on 17 August 2008 | Report This Post

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Nobody else interested in that link? I'd love to see that version of a film called 'The Tourist' finally make it to the big screen. There's a whole chapter on it in David Hughes' book 'The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Never Made' (I don't know if that's been expanded upon in the new edition). More

Posted by MadMatt at 14:08 on 17 August 2008 | Report This Post

Whenever I see a news item about a film with this title, I think of this: http://www.hrgiger.com/tourist.htm More

Posted by MadMatt at 16:36 on 14 August 2008 | Report This Post

meh need more info before passing judgement. great radiohead song though. More

Posted by spikespiegel at 13:05 on 14 August 2008 | Report This Post

FACTS PLEASE EMPIRE
Too much speculation here Empire - you say he "IS" the Tourist and then state if he signs on!!! Annoying. State the facts please. Anyway the basis sounds good - Bourne 1 & 2 worked great in Europe as did "In Bruges" so this could be killer! Bring it on. More

Posted by Sub Rosa at 12:11 on 14 August 2008 | Report This Post

Roger Thornhill aka The Tourist
Has Originality been swept under the carpet or shoved in a dark little corner and told to be quiet? This sounds like a riff on North by Northwest or should I just say a rehash of the French Thriller "Anthony Zimmer. (Based indeed! Since when have Hollywood been able to remake a European film credibly - Films directed by Europeans remaking their own films doesn't count!) More

Posted by jbourne14 at 11:57 on 14 August 2008 | Report This Post

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