Universal & Tom Cruise in Talks for Radical & Joseph Kosinski’s ‘Oblivion’


A couple of weeks ago, we shared the news that Disney had dropped their option to do a film adaptation of Oblivion, based on Radical Publishing’s illustrated novel created by Tron: Legacy director, Joseph Kosinski, written by Arvid Nelson, and with illustrations by Andrée Wallin. The reason that they dropped the project was because they believed the script was just too gritty for a Disney audience.

Since then, the film has been shopped around a number of studios, looking for a new backer. Deadline now have the scoop that Universal Studios has entered into exclusive negotiations for a deal that would carry progress to production language, with a goal to begin shooting in October. Apparently, the deal hinges on Kosinski’s ability to bring in the film at around the $100 million mark.

It also seems that Tom Cruise is in early talks to star in the picture.

The film was scripted by William Monahan, and Karl Gajdusek is currently rewriting.

More as it happens!

Related posts:

  1. Disney Drops Radical & Joseph Kosinski’s ‘Oblivion’; Now Being Shopped Around Studios
  2. Tron Legacy‘s Joseph Kosinski set to direct Radical Books’ Oblivion, Alongside Producer David Fincher
  3. Disney Acquires Radical’s Oblivion
  4. Joseph Gordon-Levitt In Talks To Join ‘The Dark Knight Rises’
  5. Zach Galifianakis in Talks to Join Universal’s ‘R.I.P.D.’

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