With Paramount Pictures swapping Mission Impossible 3 to The War of the Worlds as their big movie for next year, Entertainment weekly caught up with Tom Crusie as he flew to Mexico in his private jet.
On MI3 he talked about casting. Carrie-Anne Moss, Kenneth Branagh, and Scarlett Johansson were all announced to star in M:I-3, but Tom says that now depends on what Abrams wants. He mentions that at this point it’s “just me. I want to work with Carrie and Scarlett, and Kenneth is someone I’ve been wanting to work with for years, but you have to start with the director and see where he’s going to take us.”
On The War of the Worlds coming about as a project he said “We were just releasing Minority Report and Steven and I were looking for films to make together. I visited him on Catch Me If You Can and we were talking about a couple of things and he says, ‘You know what? I think we should do War of the Worlds together.’ I just looked at him and said, ‘Oh my God’. I was so excited. I’ve never made a sci-fi movie like this before.”
“It’s going to be exciting, it’s going to be really scary, and it’s going to maintain the tone of H.G. Wells’ book. These guys are coming to dominate Earth. But I can’t get too much into it because David Koepp has already done a rewrite and Steven has been working on it and things are going to change. We’re just in the dream stage. We haven’t even cast it yet.”
Cruise says “Worlds” will be set in the U.S. but they have not decided on exact locations yet. Filming is expected to start in November.
Source: Entertainment WeeklyNote the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.