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Doug Liman Leading the Search Party for 'The Last of the Tribe'

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July 13, 2010

Doug Liman / The Last of the Tribe

Last month we found out that Warner Bros was putting Doug Liman's competing adaptation of The Three Musketeers on the backburner because Paul W.S. Anderon's iteration was moving forward much faster. At the time, it was said Liman had become the top contender to direct the adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka's novel All You Need is Kill in addition to an older report that had him eying the Coen Bros-written remake of the classic western Gambit. And now Variety says that Liman is attached to direct an adaptation of Monte Reel's non-fiction book The Last of the Tribe: The Epic Quest to Save a Lone Man in the Amazon.

If the title isn't self-explanatory enough, the story focuses on the search for the last surviving member of an Amazon tribe from the perspective of the government agents charged with both verifying his existence and preserving his way of life. The book hit shelves last month and is being adapted for the big screen by Mark Bailey. In addition to those aforementioned projects, Liman has been linked to Attica, written by Precious screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher, about the 1971 Attica state prison rebellion in New York. It is unclear if this will be his project to follow up his forthcoming CIA leak film Fair Game, so we'll just wait and see what film Liman ultimately chooses as his next, since there are plenty of possibilities. Any you would like to see?

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  • http://movies.iconocritic.com peloquin
    Attica would be my top choice for his next project, but with a good DP The Last Tribe could really be something beautiful and enlightening.
  • beavis
    i think "the last tribe" sounds very good.

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