A lot has happened with Joseph Kosinski‘s Oblivion since we last reported on it. The movie adaptation of the Tron director’s first graphic novel has since moved from Disney to Universal and now has a major actor attached to the project in the form of Tom Cruise. Deadline reports that production will begin this October with Kosinski directing while Karl Gajdusek will rewrite the original William Monahan script.
Deadline describes the plot and Cruise’s role as follows:
It takes place in an apocalyptic future where most of the population lives in clouds above an earth surface that has been rendered uninhabitable. Cruise will play a soldier who’s stuck alone on the planet, repairing the drones that patrol and destroy a savage alien life form. He encounters a beautiful woman who crashes in a craft, and their experience together forces him to question his world view.
Disney let go of the project after Kosinski couldn’t commit to a PG rating. With Cruise involved in the project, production should begin to ramp up. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more.