Singer, Cruise & McQuarrie Plan Thriller

Stepping away from superheroes for his next project, Bryan Singer is set to return to the thriller genre with an original, multi-character ensemble thriller set during World War Two.

The film finally re-teams Singer with his “The Usual Suspects” screenwriter Chris McQuarrie – the first collaboration since that acclaimed 1995 feature.

On top of that the film also marks the second film to be greenlit by the new United Artists and its head runners Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner reports Variety.

Singer and McQuarrie will produce the project which they came up with together in recent months and took it to UA. Production on the untitled thriller begins this Summer.

Whilst it’s thought that one side effect of the deal is that the project will delay Warner Bros.’ plans for mounting a sequel to “Superman Returns”, Superman Homepage says the film is still on track for a March 2008 start of shooting.

It shouldn’t have any effect on his plans to direct the series pilot for the US version of “Footballers’ Wives”.