Tom Cruise and Doug Liman re-team for new sci-fi project

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Sep 10, 2015, 11:24 AM EDT

They must have had a good time making Edge of Tomorrow, because star Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman are teaming up for a new sci-fi film.

The movie is called Luna Park, and if it comes together, it will actually be Cruise and Liman's third collaboration; they recently completed filming on a drug cartel thriller called Mena. But I said "if it comes together" because Liman has been working to make Luna Park for years. He came close in 2011, with Chris Evans and Andrew Garfield slated to star, but the production company got nervous and pulled the plug as the budget escalated past $100 million.

Now The Wrap reports that Cruise is getting involved to help develop the film again with Liman, and while he may not be the automatic box-office powerhouse he used to be, Cruise's participation might be just what the movie needs to get it in front of the cameras.

What's Luna Park about? It apparently follows a group of renegade workers who make a trip to the moon to steal an energy source. That's about all we know at this point, but since the Cruise/Liman dynamic yielded excellent results in Edge of Tomorrow, the idea of them re-teaming for another genre outing is intriguing to say the least.

The truth is that Cruise is good in just about anything he does -- the last two Mission: Impossible movies and Jack Reacher are all terrific films, just to cite some recent examples -- and he has a solid track record with sci-fi as well. From Minority Report to War of the Worlds to (in my opinion) the underrated Oblivion to Edge of Tomorrow, he's done a lot of good work in the genre. We'll wait and see if Luna Park joins that list.