Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register now to see X-Men: First Class!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Robert Downey Jr. Reveals First Official Pic From Age Of Ultron
Genius billionaire playboy publicist?
Roberto Orci Wants To Direct Star Trek 3
And he's splitting up his writing partnership with Alex Kurtzman
Jon Turteltaub Directing It's A Small World Movie For Disney
The ear worm ride is being adapted...
Jessica Chastain Goes Blonde
She's in talks to be Marilyn Monroe for Andrew Dominik's latest
Len Wiseman Opens Black Chapter
Paranormal espionage activity?
Andy Fickman Attending My Owner's Wedding
He's set for a new canine comedy
Star Trek Writers To Reboot Flash Gordon
Update: Gordon's alive! At Fox!
Seeker Finds A Writer
Callie Kloves will adapt the YA novel
Adam Rifkin Chewing On Peeps
Producer buys sweet brand as next movie
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
TODAY
Jessica Chastain Goes Blonde
She's in talks to be Marilyn Monroe for Andrew Dominik's latest
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Crimson Peak
16 October 2015
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
31 January 2015
Edge Of Tomorrow
30 May 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Her (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Drinking Buddies (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Rush (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The East (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Deadfall (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Cruise Looking For Horizons' Female Lead
Noomi Rapace and more testing...

26 August 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Cruise Looking For Horizons' Female Lead

Universal might appear to be dumping half the projects it has in development right now (Mary Harron’s adaptation of young adult novel Wicked Lovely was just the latest victim of the turnaround purge), but some movies are apparently still in good standing, with Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski’s sci-fi epic Oblivion – now called Horizons – in the fast lane, and looking for actresses to star alongside Tom Cruise.

According to Variety, there is a pretty familiar batch of names in the mix getting set to test alongside the Cruiser for two prime female roles. Take a bow Noomi Rapace (soon to be seen in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) Olivia Wilde (The Change-Up and Cowboys & Aliens), Jessica Chastain (Tree of Life and the upcoming The Help), Brit Marling (Sundance sensation who writes and stars in films such as Another Earth) and Olga Kurylenko (Centurion).

From the sounds of the synopsis in the latest report, the title switch might not be the only change that has taken place since Toy Story 3’s Michael Arndt did a polish on the script. While the essential story of a ruined Earth stalked by an alien race and humans living among the clouds remains intact, there appears to have been a slight shift in the focus of the central plot.

Cruise is still playing a man (whose name has now been revealed as Jack) whose job it is to go down to the planet’s surface and repair drones that keep extraterrestrials at bay. But while he was formerly set to discover a crashed life pod with a mysterious woman inside, now the talk is of a story about his former fiancée named Julia and his current love Victoria, who acts as his eyes and ears when he’s on a mission. Still, there’s a chance the whole crashed pod element might remain...

Kosinski is looking to get the film ready for a July 2013 release date. For his part, Cruise is now focusing on annoying Jack Reacher fans by playing the enormously tall, hard nut vigilante in the One Shot novel adaptation with Christopher McQuarrie writing and directing.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

DC Comics' Deadman Heading To TV
Supernatural's Eric Kripke overseeing
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

RE: Cruise Looking For Horizons' Female Lead
L: Darth Marenghi If you mean Cuaron's film - think it's still in post-production. ost? I thought it was in development? More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 19:56 on 28 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Cruise Looking For Horizons' Female Lead
If you mean Cuaron's film - think it's still in post-production. More

Posted by Darth Marenghi at 16:50 on 28 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE:
The plot sounds complicated...oh dear... More

Posted by princessa at 18:57 on 27 August 2011 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Best Barry Norman Anecdotes From His Empire Podcast Interview
From nearly punching Robert De Niro to the real story about ‘And why not?’

Empire 300th Issue: The Directors' Cut Cover
Spielberg, Whedon, Fincher, Abrams Mann and more take over

Fired! Losing Your Job In The Movies
The lowdown on getting dismissed on film

20 Not So Super '-Men' That Won't Star In A Film Any Time Soon
Forget your Batmen, your Spider-Men and your Ant-Men… Meet 3-D Man (and his pals)

The Making Of Locke: A Filmmaker's Journey
Steven Knight takes us through six pitstops (via Heston Services)

Tom Hardy: A Viewer's Guide
The essential, the recommended, the one for the fans... and the one to avoid

Ten Things To Know About The Spooks Movie
Under the hood of The Greater Good

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)