If you watch the special features on the Edge Of Tomorrow Blu-ray, it’s clear Tom Cruise and Doug Liman made a good team, with Liman concentrating on the look, feel and storytelling, while Cruise was very hands on with preparing the shoot and actors.
It seems they want to keep that team going, as THR reports they’re set to reteam for Mena, with Liman taking over from the previously attached Ron Howard on the project.
Universal bought Barry Spinelli’s script last year for over a million dollars, with is about ‘Barry Seal, a fired TWA pilot who became a major drug smuggler for the Medellin Cartel. He was later recruited by the DEA and CIA to provide intelligence, with his work tying to the Iran Contra scandal. He was assassinated by Colombians in 1986.’
It’s not clear when it will shoot, but when it does it will also reunite Liman with Universal for the first time since The Bourne Identity.