In Tom Cruise’s World “Tigers” Fly

Tom Cruise looks set to star in “Flying Tigers” for New Regency and 20th Century Fox reports Deadline.

The story focuses on a squadron of American volunteers who were stationed in China during World War II and tried to defend the Chinese against the brutal attacks of the Japanese.

Cruise would play American General Claire Chennault who trained the squadron. Kirk Ellis will rewrite the original script by Christopher McQuarrie.

The project is not toe confused with filmmaker John Woo and Terence Chang’s own IMAX take on the story which was reported about back in August and is scheduled to begin production in the Spring.