Aside from the two flicks he did with John Travolta (ironic hey, since anything starring Barbarino usually sucks worse than a three-dollar whore?), â€œFace/Offâ€ and â€œBroken Arrowâ€, John Wooâ€™s Hollywood yield has been less appealing than a curdled caramel milkshake. And considering one of his worst big-studio efforts was â€œMission : Impossible IIâ€ â€“ filmed in Australia, thus making us look like a bunch of flippinâ€™ galahs! â€“ Woo reuniting with that filmâ€™s star, Tom Cruise doesnâ€™t exactly provoke wood. Alas, thatâ€™s what might be happening â€“ a second collaboration between Mapother and the â€œHard Boiledâ€ helmer. We can only hope this one encompasses more than a few doves, a jump from a helicopter, and an elongated exit from a moving motorcycle.
According to Variety, Cruise is circling Wooâ€™s â€œFlying Tigersâ€, a Christopher McQuarrie (â€œValkyrieâ€) penned project for New Regency.
The trade doesnâ€™t have much else on the project, but Coming Soon recently chatted to Woo who shed some light on the whatâ€™s and whenâ€™s.
â€˜â€™It’s based on a true story in WWII, about a group of American volunteer fighter pilots who worked with the Chinese Air Force fighting with the Japanese and they won the war. Also, it’s the story of Clair Chennault, and they did a great contribution for the Chinese, and the Chinese people love and respect them. The whole story is about a friendship between a Chinese and an American and they worked together.”
Itâ€™s assumed that Cruise is up for the role of Chennault.
More on this as the sauce thickens and the pot cools down.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.