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Tom Cruise is no stranger to big studio sci-fi films ('War of the Worlds', 'Minority Report'), so it should come as no surprise that he's committed to playing the lead role in the forthcoming film 'Oblivion' from Universal Studios and 'Tron: Legacy' director Joseph Kosinski. Cruise - who was recently tied to Universal's 'At the Mountains of Madness' until it was dropped - will play the role of Jak, an ex-soldier and drone repairman who lives on the surface of a barren planet long after it's inhabitants have fled to huge cities above the clouds.
The film is adapted from the graphic novel co-written by Kosinski and 'Rex Mundi' author Arvid Nelson. Originally purchased by Disney, the film was shopped around to other studios when Disney decided that it just wasn't "family friendly" enough and couldn't be brought down to a PG rating without stifling the project entirely. Universal - who previously lost to Disney in the heated auction for the graphic novel - was quick to purchase the property and put it into active development with a proposed $100mil dollar budget.
Here is a sneak peak at some of the artwork from the graphic novel by Radical Publishing (click for full-size):