Tom Cruise Heads Into Oblivion

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Boy, Tommy just isn’t satisfied until he makes a movie in every genre this year, huh!

On the heels of starting production on the musical flick Rock of Ages, Tom Cruise has now committed to starring in a new science fiction film for Universal Pictures.

Now, since this is Tom Cruise we’re talking about here, the man behind the rebooted Mission:Impossible, Vanilla Sky and War of The Worlds, you know this isn’t just some run-of-the-mill, Octopussysaurus, SyFy movie shenanigans. This is some legit, big-budget, epic stuff!

Tom is poised to take the lead role in Oblivion, based off the Radical Publishing graphic novel. The story is about a group of folks in the future who are forced to live in clouds as Earth has been rendered uninhabitable. Tom plays a lone solider who still works on the Earth’s surface, repairing the robots that battle savage alien life forms. Then, this beautiful woman crashes into the planet unexpectedly and well, you can guess what happens from there.

Sound like UR kinda movie? Think Tom is right for the part? Discuss!

[Image via WENN.]

May 21, 2011 12:40pm PDT

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