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All Doug Liman Needs Is Kill
Sci-fi thriller to fill Musketeers gap?

16 June 2010  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Deadline

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Warners appear to have canned, or at least postponed, their new Three Musketeers, in the light of the competition from Paul WS Anderson's 3D version, which is out next April. Bad news for director Doug Liman, you might think, but he's wasted no time finding redeployment: Deadline are reporting that Liman has his eye on Warners' pending high-concept sci-fi All You Need is Kill.

Based on a Japanese novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, for which Warners paid an astronomical sum earlier this year, All You Need is Kill involves a soldier killed in action fighting aliens and then inexplicably having to re-fight his final battle until he gets it right. It's Groundhog Day meets Starship Troopers! It feels afraid again and again.

Weirdly, Liman may not dodge the competing-projects bullet if he opts for this, since Duncan Jones' Source Code is on very similar life-repeating-soldier territory. Maybe he'd be better to plump for one of the other projects he's been circling: a Coen Brothers-scripted remake of the Michael Caine / Shirley McClaine vehicle Gambit; prison drama Attica; and an untitled Jake Gyllenhaal film about the Moon. And what the hell happened to Jumper 2, eh?*

Warners, given the money they've spent on it, will want to get All You Need is Kill underway sharpish, we're guessing, but there's no start-date quite yet. Liman's most recent effort Fair Game, with Sean Penn and Naomi Watts, is out later in the year.

*Don't answer that.


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What did happen to Jumper 2
I was looking forward to that one (so lnog as they ditch the crap ideas to make up their own story and stick to Griffin's one with Jamie Bell returning by his lonesome) More

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Sounds interesting but I'd rather see Duncan Jones' film
I think Liman's really underrated (despite missteps like Jumper) but this does sound very similar to Source Code's story and after Moon I think Duncan Jones is a man to watch. Plus whatever film Liman does probably means he won't be free to direct WB's Musketeer film anyway if they resurrect it soon. I say this because Liman's bigger films often suffer delays and production problems which usually mean release date shuffling, reshooting and him cancelling other films he's attached to. Although More

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