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Tom Cruise Commits To $100 Million Universal Sci-Fi Pic 'Oblivion' For Fall

Deadline writes: Tom Cruise has committed to star for Universal Pictures in Oblivion, the science fiction film that will be directed by Joseph Kosinski, who last helmed Tron: Legacy. Production will begin in October. Cruise had been loosely attached to the Radical Publishing graphic novel adaptation when Disney let it go and Universal committed to finance and distribute the $100 million film, which came with a William Monahan script that was being rewritten by Karl Gajdusek. Kosinski hatched the idea for the project and set it to be published by Barry Levine's graphic novel imprint as a calling card for a movie when Kosinski was busy for so long directing Tron: Legacy, which topped out at $400 million worldwide gross.

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-MD-4719d ago (Edited 4719d ago )

People living in the clouds over a deserted earth sounds interesting enough. Not sure how they plan on making that believable though. Could be cool with the budget they get to play with.

Tron got pretty mixed reviews when it came out though yeah? Not too sure about the choice of director.

Soldierone4718d ago

Tron sucked. Don't be afraid to say it lol.

However the first hour was pretty good. It showed he could at least get the right camera angles and keep the pace up etc...I blame the writers. Its the writers that put in all the dialogue, which was nearly a book for this movie, not the director. Cut the dialogue and do some more showing and Tron would be fine with me.

artsaber4719d ago (Edited 4719d ago )

There are many nuts thinking the world is supposed to end today for some reason.

But I am interested in this film.

kulka4719d ago

it did not end so he can focus on the movie now :)

Quagmire4719d ago

First thing I instantly whought of when reading the synopsis of the film, was Wall-E.

Winkle924719d ago

"It takes place in an apocalyptic future where most of the population lives in clouds above an earth surface that has been rendered uninhabitable."

Sounds like a live-action, mature version of the Jetsons. XD

kulka4719d ago

science fiction movies reqire a lot of creativity to make and 100 milion investment just shows their aspirations

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