Indiana Jones x Jason Bourne + Nicole Kidman = The Eighth Wonder

(Sorry I stole your movie formula headline gimmick, Trish.)

Although the plot details are being kept “under wraps,” The Hollywood Reporter gives us a few lines about one of Nicole Kidman’s next projects, The Eighth Wonder: the action-adventure “centers on an archeological discovery that sets off a globe-spanning race. The goal is to create a movie that will be to Raiders of the Lost Ark what the Bourne movies are to James Bond movies: a character-driven, treasure-hunting thriller.”

The project stems from a pitch by Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Jumper, and Sherlock Holmes screenwriter Simon Kinberg, which Kidman was originally signed onto. He will write the script for The Eighth Wonder in the fall.

Kidman as an action hero will take a little selling, for me. She has a kind of porcelain quality that works incredibly well with many of her roles, but also makes her come off a bit cold sometimes, and of course we’ve never really seen her cut loose in a major action movie.

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Posted on September 17, 2008 at 07:09 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
In: News

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  1. Written by tony
    on 2008-09-18 at 02:52
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    uhm, she kinda did make one back in the 90’s with George Clooney, the Peacemaker? that was an action flick, even if it wasn’t a very well known one…

  2. Written by Gordon McAlpin
    on 2008-09-18 at 06:06
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    I meant that more in terms of fighting.

  3. Written by Trisha Lynn
    on 2008-09-18 at 06:28
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    I miss the earthy Nicole Kidman from Far and Away, the one who lifted up an overturned bowl only to be confronted by then-husband Tom Cruise’s naked willy, prompting a genuine secret smile that made it into the movie. I hope that Kidman is who showed up for Australia.

  4. Written by Psyclone
    on 2008-09-18 at 16:24
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    I hope this doesn’t end up being like a lame Matthew Reilly novel.

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