Tom Cruise will star in Oblivion. Or, Horizons. Whatever the title is, it’s the same thing. And it will be directed by Tron: Legacy helmer, Joseph Kosinski.
And, although I’m not really impressed with the whole thing, I do admit that it sounds huge. I mean, the project is now set at Universal with a budget of $100 million. Yeah, definitely a huge one.
Director Krasinski has great team on board for this one. Oscar winning scribe William Monahan (The Departed) penned the screenplay, while Karl Gajdusek was hired to rework the Horizons script.
Oblivion, the 128-page illustrated novel, will be released in Summer 2011 and will feature prose, combined with over 40 fully painted landscape renderings. It will be distributed worldwide through Random House.
According to Deadline, the story takes place in an apocalyptic future where humans have been forced to live in clouds above the uninhabitable Earth below.
Tom Cruise will of course play a soldier stuck on the planet, working on drones that patrol the surface searching out and destroying a “savage” alien life form. He meets a woman who crash-lands and gets him thinking about his larger role in life.
We also learned that the production on Oblivion will start this October. Does this mean Cruise will have a chance to appear in Guillermo del Toro’s next futuristic monster film Pacific Rim?
Apparently, that’s the newest rumor, but as usual, we’ll wait for something official to come out. So, make sure you stay tuned!