Okay, so the bad news is that this story is about Tom Cruise. The good news is that it involves a sci-fi project that isn’t a sequel or a remake. Joseph Kosinski’s first feature was Tron Legacy for Disney. He had another project called Horizon set up there, but Disney wouldn’t do it unless it was PG rather than PG-13. Now, Variety reports that Universal is close to picking it up with Tom Cruise still attached to star.
Story takes place in an apocalyptic future where most of the population lives in clouds above an earth surface that is now uninhabitable. An earthbound soldier, repairing drones that patrol and blast a savage alien life form, encounters a beautiful woman who crashed in a craft that forces him to question his world view. [Variety]
Just one question about this barren wasteland, mysterious beautiful plane crash lady: will there be gays in there? Anyway, while I’m no fan of Tom Cruise, I must admit that he does do his best work in sci-fi (Minority Report). Especially if it’s set in some futuristic space society which has evolved beyond the point of recognizable human feelings and emotions. That seems to be Scientology’s end game.
[picture source: Radar]