Doug Liman Will Hunt Down The Last Of The Tribe
Doug Liman must be popping his head in on a lot of story meetings these days. For a while he was attached to direct a new adaptation of The Three Musketeers, until Paul W.S. Anderson beat him into production with a very similar project and left Liman behind the times. For a while it looks as if he'd move on to All You Need Is Kill, an adaptation of a novel that's kind of a video game take on an alien war. But now Variety is reporting that Liman is attached to direct an adaptation of The Last of the Tribe: The Epic Quest to Save a Lone Man in the Amazon, the non-fiction book by Monte Reel.
it's a Heart of Darkness kind of adventure story, about the discovery in 1996 of one man living in the forest of Southwestern Brazil, representing the last of a native tribe and resisting everything about the modern world. A team of local men and government workers protecting the man for a decade, trying to save his land against the forces of business, politics and even the lone man himself, who in truth wanted nothing to do with them.
Mark Bailey will be adapting the book as a screenplay, and Chockstone Pictures is producing, though it's totally unclear when Liman might fit this film into his schedule. My bet is he's waiting to see how his political drama Fair Game does when it opens before figuring out his next move. Luckily we don't have much longer to wait-- the movie starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn is set for a release sometime this fall.
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