Tom Cruise has officially signed on for Universal’s Oblivion, to be helmed by Tron: Legacy‘s Joseph Kosinski. The actor has been light biking around the $100 adaptation of the popular graphic novel, ever since the project jumped spaceship from Disney to Universal. (The project couldn’t be made family-friendly enough for the House of Herbie the Love Bug.) Now the deal is closed, and the ancient prophecy was proven correct.
Cruise will play a soldier in this post-apocalyptic world where the Earth’s surface becomes toxic, forcing humans to live in the sky. The soldier is stuck on the planet, repairing robots and shooting stuff, until along comes a beautiful girl to change his outlook on everything. So… WALL-E? A live action version of WALL-E? I could be down, if Jeff Garlin at least makes a cameo. (Deadline)