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Tom Cruise Secures 'Oblivion' Role, Eying Another

May 21, 2011 03:37:05 GMT

Cruise would portray a surface drone repairman in the Joseph Kosinski-directed film and is 'talking' to star in Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'.


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Tom Cruise signs up for a mission in the future through "Oblivion". In the sci-fi film, Cruise will be directed by "Tron Legacy" helmer Joseph Kosinski who came up with the story and developed it into a graphic novel with writer Arvid Nelson and illustrator Andree Wallin.

The pic is "set in a future where the Earth's surface has been irradiated beyond recognition and the remnants of humanity live above the clouds, safe from the brutal alien Scavengers that stalk the ruins. But when surface drone repairman Jak (Cruise) discovers a mysterious woman in a crash-landed pod, it sets off an unstoppable chain of events that will force him to question everything he knows."

Kosinski said he envisioned the movie as "a very spare science fiction film with a small cast but big ideas and big landscapes." The PG-13 project would start shooting in October with $100 million budget from Universal. The graphic novel will be released later this year as precursor of the movie.

"Oblivion" is not the only big project Cruise is eying. He reportedly is in talks to appear in Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" which has nabbed Charlie Hunnam and would only start the production late this year.

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posted by Marty on May 22, 2011
He's such a BORING, phony piece of manufactured stardom. But Hollywood continues to push him down our throats. It makes me wonder who Cruise and his "Knight and Day" co-star, Cameron Diaz, know and blow to keep getting cast in A-list projects? Goes to show what Robert Mitchum once said was absolutely right: "If Rin Tin Tin could be a movie star, anybody can be a movie star." Cruise takes himself way too seriously to ever say something as self-effacing as that.
posted by john on May 21, 2011
i am sick of tom cruise. he was a major star ever since top gun in nineteen hundred and eighty-six. he was in the top ten more times than anyone except clint and john wayne. he was number one at the box office more times than any one. how empty is the void in his ego that he continues to beg for acceptance and attention?
posted by Veritable Vixen on May 21, 2011
John, exactly how does he beg for acceptance and attention?! lol He's a hard working actor and producer is all. Duh!

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