August 19, 2008 08:05:42 GMT
The star of 'Lions for Lambs' has been loosely attached as star to the comic book adaptation movie to be produced by Sam Raimi.
Having starred in various movie genre from romantic comedy to action, Tom Cruise is going to add another genre to his list, a comic book movie, with "Sleeper". For his next feature film project, the 46-year-old is going to pair up with the director of "Spider-Man" series, Sam Raimi.
The collaboration between the two is made possible as Cruise is loosely attached to star in the DC Comics/Wildstorm comic book adaptation, while Raimi is set to produce alongside Josh Donen, his Star Road Entertainment partner. It is still unclear what character the "Collateral" star will be portraying if indeed cast though.
Written by Ed Brubaker with art by Sean Phillips, "Sleeper" tells the story of Holden Carver, an operative whose fusion with an alien artifact makes him impervious to pain and gives him a power to heal himself. With the new gained power, he is sent to an undercover mission to penetrate a villainous organization. The original comic book series ran from 2003 to 2005.