Liman's 'Moon' project gaining steam
By Adnan Tezer Mar 24, 2011, 19:30 GMT
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Doug Liman's long-in-the-works untitled "Moon" project is building momentum at Paramount.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project was originally set up in 2007 at DreamWorks under the title "Luna" with Jake Gyllenhaal attached.
The story focuses on a group of former space employees, led by an Eastern European woman, who steal space equipment all over the world with the end goal of going back to the moon to acquire a valuable energy source. All that stands between them and the moon is kidnapping an ex-NASA employee.
The script has gone through several rewrites from a number of writers including Mark Bowden, Ken Nolan and Simon Kinberg.
Gyllenhaal is no longer attached and Liman has been meeting with several actors and actresses to fill out the cast.
Liman is hoping to begin shooting in late summer although no official green light has been given by Paramount.
Liman has already met with actors Andrew Garfield, Emile Hirsch and Chris Pine.
The actresses Liman met with included Rosario Dawson, Megan Fox, Rachel McAdams, Eva Mendes, Zoe Saldana and Olivia Wilde.
Liman most recently directed the political thriller "Fair Game."