Just a few weeks ago, Joseph Kosinski's Oblivion was a project without a home after Disney dropped the adaptation. Now it may have found both a home and a leading man, with Tom Cruise in early talks to star in the sci-fi adventure, and Universal Pictures in talks to distribute.
Tom Cruise may star in Oblivion for Universal Pictures
Oblivion is set in a future where the Earth has become too toxic and humans now live in cities about the clouds, away from the radiation. The story centers on a lone repair man named Jax, who is essentially the only human left on Earth. He finds that a mysterious woman has crash landed on the desolate planet, which sets off a series of events, making him question his beliefs.
If Universal can finalize this deal soon, production will start in October. Joseph Kosinski, who co-created the graphic novel Oblivion is based on, will direct from a script by William Monahan and Karl Gajdusek.
Tom Cruise doesn't have a deal in place yet, but discussions are under way. If he signs on, he would start filming after he wraps on the musical Rock of Ages.
Oblivion was released April 19th, 2013 and stars Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Melissa Leo, Zoe Bell, Abigail Lowe. The film is directed by Joseph Kosinski.