April 16, 2013 04:28:23 GMT
The 'Oblivion' star continues his science-fiction streak as he is on board the film adaptation of Chohei Kambayashi's novel series to play a second lieutenant.
Award-winning actor Tom Cruise has recently agreed to be featured in another sci-fi film. After starring in "Oblivion" as Jack Harper, the 50-year-old is set to act in "Yukikaze", the Warner Bros. adaptation of Chohei Kambayashi's novel series. The actor will play the lead character, whose name in the Japanese books is Rei Fukai.
Set in the early 21st century, the story of the novels sees the human race attacked by the mysterious alien force known as JAM. Second lieutenant Rei Fukai leads the special combat force to head into enemy territory called planet Fairy and gather information to end the war by piloting the B-503 "Yukikaze" fighter. It is not clear whether or not the Japanese names will be westernized.
The project is currently in its early stage of production as it has not found its helmer and its scriptwriter. What is already confirmed is that the film will be produced by Tom Lassally, teaming up with 3 Arts' Erwin Stoff and Viz Media's Jason Hoffs.
Cruise's newly-released film "Oblivion", which is slated to hit U.S. theaters on April 19, has been a great success overseas. The Joseph Kosinski-directed film, which also stars Olga Kurylenko, opens to $61.1 million in its international debut. He will next be seen in an alien war movie titled "All You Need Is Kill", which is set for a March 4, 2014 release in the United States.