May 23, 2011
Actor Tom Cruise ("Minority Report") has now been confirmed to
star in Universal's $100 million, science fiction feature "Oblivion", to be directed by Joseph Kosinski ("TRON: Legacy"),
based on Kosinski's 2010 Radical Publishing graphic novel "Oblivion".
Production will start October 2011, from a screenplay by William
Monahan ("The Departed") and Karl Gajdusek :
"...Earth, 2015. 'The Odyssey' travels to Mars to assemble
and occupy the Red Planet’s first base station. En route, the sudden appearance of a vast 'White Cube' in space interrupts
the ship’s voyage – and the crew of the Odyssey is never heard from again. 30 years later, Earth has become an
almost unrecognizable, surreal wilderness with the remains of human cities poking through vast black sand dunes and bizarre
"The White Cube, from a long-dead extraterrestrial
race, was to find potentially inhabitable worlds and reshape them into suitable environments for the aliens, who now will
never come. It now sits high in the planet’s orbit, dominating the sky, attempting to undo the damage it has caused
as well as repopulate the Earth with clones of the comatose Odyssey crew.
"The only clones on the surface remain those
stationed in the looming 'Watchtowers', scattered around the planet. One such Watchtower crewmember, a clone named 'Jak',
witnesses a burning object fall to Earth. It’s an escape pod carrying 'Julia Kanan', the one lone survivor of the Odyssey
before its capture by the Cube, and a love from Jak’s pre-clone past.
"But as the authorities close in to retake Julia,
Jak’s genetic memory of his love for her drives him to decisions he never would have thought possible-and which could
lead to disaster for both of them..."
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August 2, 2010
Radical Publishing reports that Disney has acquired screen rights
Publishing’s illustrated nove "Oblivion", conceived by director Joseph Kosinski ("TRON: Legacy"), writer Arvid Nelson and illustrator Andrée Wallin.
Kosinski ("TRON: Legacy") will produce/direct the film version, for producers Barry Levine and Jesse
"...In a future where the Earth’s surface
has been irradiated beyond recognition, the remnants of humanity live above the clouds, safe from the brutal alien 'Scavengers'
that stalk the ruins. But when surface drone repairman 'Jak' 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..."
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