Tom Cruise Confirmed for Universal's $100 Million Sci-Fi 'Horizons'

May 20, 2011
Source: Deadline

Tom Cruise / Horizons

After backing out of Guillermo del Toro's adaptation of At the Mountains of Madness with Tom Cruise attached, you would think Universal Pictures would be leery of another big budget film with the same star, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Deadline reports Cruise is now officially confirmed to star in Joseph Kosinski's Horizons, the project formerly known as Oblivion which is an adaptation of the director's comic book of the same name. We heard Cruise was attached to the project when Universal picked it up last month, but we weren't holding our breath for it to actually happen. Now we're happy it's coming together.

What's most surprising is that Universal is willing to throw $100 million at the project to shoot this fall when there's no published comic book yet, and it seems almost as risky as their canceled adaptation of At the Mountains of Madness. Anyway, the story (in an apocalyptic future where most of the population lives in clouds above an earth surface that has been rendered uninhabitable) will have Cruise as a soldier assigned to patrol a desolate planet who meets a mysterious traveler - a beautiful woman who crashed in a nearby spacecraft, and together they go on an adventure that forces him to question his world view. This is the kind of project I really love seeing Cruise take on, and with Kosinski behind the camera with source material he crafted himself, I'm really looking forward to seeing how this turns out. Here's hoping Universal doesn't mess it up. What do you think

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  • tir na nog
    good,I want to see this movie. 
  • Mason
    I hope that Tom Cruise does more dramas from now on. He is pigeonholing himself as an actor who just does huge blockbusters. I’ve always wanted to see him do a movie with Julia Roberts and one with Tom Hanks. They are all incredible actors and it would be amazing to see them bounce off each other in a film.
  • Buzzfunk
    Tron was a failure in my book. Yeah yeah, great visuals and loud loud sound...of course, make a great *cough* movie... box office wise, the movie died pretty quickly. There was a huge buzz so I suppose everyone saw it at least once but bad word of mouth pretty much sank it later....The narrative, pacing and dialog was amateur at best. I have zero faith in this dude, who is one lucky, overrated director....
    • Cody W.
      Agreed, on every point.
  • Anonymous
     gimme a trailer dammit or some concept art
  • David Darida
    Ahh....Kosinski stinks....
  • Guest
  • Anonymous
    Could be fun. So long as there isn't any sort of scientolobabble background to this film, to make it feel like some sort of propaganda (like Travolta's Battlefield Earth). Cruise seems to really like sci-fi, and he also believes in a bunch of sci-fi stories like they really happened, so...I always feel a bit uneasy about him and his motives...
    • Anonymous
      Hmmm...don't think there will be any scientolobabble in the background (I mean, I've never seen it in any of Cruise's films, but maybe I wasn't looking hard enough?)...but I agree about Cruise liking SF--I enjoyed MINORITY REPORT and WAR OF THE WORLDS.  Best thing to do, I guess, is wait and see....
  • A-team
    Amazing! i cant wait to see this movie
  • SD
    A great complex.Tom and Joseph both are great and brilliant.




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