Tom Cruise to star in `Oblivion`

Last Updated: May 23, 2011, 15:18 PM IST

Los Angeles: Actor Tom Cruise has been roped in for a new science-fiction movie "Oblivion" to be directed by Joseph Kosinski.

The film is "set in a future where the Earth`s surface has been irradiated beyond recognition and the remnants of humanity live above the clouds, safe from the brutal alien Scavengers that stalk the ruins", reports aceshowbiz.com.

"But when surface drone repairman Jak (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," it said.

Kosinski has also developed the story into a graphic novel with writer Arvid Nelson and illustrator Andree Wallin. The novel will be released later this year as precursor to the movie.

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