Tom Cruise Unsure If He Wants To Be A Rock Star Or Fairy Tale Hero
The second film is probably less scary in that it doesn't have Cruise speaking TO the audience, but is still scary because it's a Guillermo Del Toro movie called Of the Mountains of Madness. His participation in that film is a little less certain, as he and James McAvoy are up for the same part, and it seems to be a matter of scheduling. The film is scheduled to shoot this summer, so expect a final decision on this one shortly.
Neither of these projects appear to be typical Tom Cruise features, which might be a deliberate move from the actor's camp to divorce himself from that big pile of crazy he dropped on the American public a few years back. While rock musicals and Del Toro films are hardly the benchmark for sanity, they would offer Cruise a soft landing spot from that couch he jumped on a few years back.