‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Heads into ‘Oblivion’
With the second season just looming around the corner in April, fans of the epic HBO series "Game of Thrones" just can't wait any longer to see some bloody good fantasy. For those who just can't get enough of the successful drama, the movie side of entertainment has some good news as well. Deadline reports series star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has just landed an integral role in Oblivion, the big budget sci-fi flick set up at Universal with Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski at the helm and Tom Cruise in the lead role. Breaking out in an Emmy nominated series isn't bad, but booking a Tom Cruise blockbuster is a huge deal.
The story (based on a graphic novel that Kosinski created himself) takes place in a future where the Earth surface has been rendered uninhabitable, with most humans living above the clouds. Back on earth, those who remain have to deal with brutal alien Scavengers that stalk the ruins. But when a surface drone repairman (Cruise) discovers a mysterious woman in a crash-landed pod, it sets off an unstoppable chain of events that will force him to question everything he knows. Coster-Waldau's role is that of Sykes, a battle-hardened, physically imposing, intelligent and very fit military technology and weapons expert. Basically he's a futuristic bad-ass, and will be worlds away from the medieval-esque fantasy of "Game of Thrones."