“At university, at that time, men and women were not only supposed to be treated like equals—it was considered sexist to point out any differences,” he says.“Part of what Favreau and I were doing in this collaboration was rebelling against the political correctness of our time.” Liman wanted Swingers to recall a period when “men could be men and women could be women.” “Had I suggested my girlfriend wear a frilly dress or call her a ‘beautiful baby,’ at Brown University, I would have been run off the campus.” seems quaint in 2016., just months before shooting was scheduled to begin.
Here's what he had to say about why he left the "I look for a personal connection to the movies I make and it may not be immediately obvious.
You know, like what's my connection to Jason Bourne?
I have a deeply personal connection to that movie because it's all about Iran-Contra and my father ran the investigations into Iran-Contra. The Wall, you'd be like what could this filmmaker from New York possibly have in common with these two soldiers pinned down in Iraq? It's about picking yourself up and you just keep going and that's something I have firsthand experience with. With is when producer Simon Kinberg confirmed that production likely won't take place until 2018.
The producer did add that Channing Tatum is as committed to this project in the same way that Ryan Reynolds was committed to ) wrote the original draft of the screenplay, with Channing Tatum's writing and producing partner Reid Carolin taking over the writing duties.
Twenty years later, Liman—who went on to direct 2002’s , Liman says his sound guy told him, “This movie’s pretty cute, but let’s face it: no one’s ever going to see this but your friends.” “That’s how low the expectations are,” Liman says.
Miramax purchased the film, and it grossed a robust .5 million at the box office. After the dissolution of a relationship, he’s reluctant to date again—and he doesn’t have the bravado of his horny foil, Trent (Vince Vaughn).
When asked how he felt about the Brangelina vehicle being gossip fodder once more, Liman says, “I feel like is one of those high-concept movies that will survive the test of time, because Brad and Angie are so good in the movie, and Simon Kinberg’s script is so brilliant.
So I’ll take all the publicity I can get for that movie.
Unfortunately it's box office returns were lacklustre in comparison. The film unfortunately was better known for the off-screen romance between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, the film's main stars.
Liman's most commercial and creative success was the action thriller `The Bourne Identity` (2002), an adaption of author Robert Ludlam's potboiler about an assassin suffering from amnesia. Liman is currently working on `Jumper` (2007), an adaption of the popular science fiction novel by Steven Gould.
In the film, men refer to women as “beautiful babies” and as “business class,” or too overweight to fly coach.