BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
After directing him in this year’s lackluster sci-fi adventure Oblivion, Joseph Kosinski is reteaming with Cruise for Fox’s racing drama Go Like Hell, which may soon find another megastar in its midst as Fox is currently trying to sway Brad Pitt to join the project. It would mark the first time Pitt and Cruise co-starred in a film since 1994’s Interview With the Vampire, and while a racetrack is the last place I want to see their on-screen reunion, I guess I won’t look a gift horse under the hood.
The epic action of "Edge of Tomorrow" unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission.
While Christopher McQuarrie’s Jack Reacher wasn’t exactly a big hit Stateside, it did manage to make quite a splash internationally. Made for a modest $60 million and sporting Tom Cruise’s name above the title on all the posters, the movie ultimately managed to bring in an impressive $218 million globally.
Are you following the Twitter account @EmbeddedUDF? If you’re even remotely interested in Doug Liman’s upcoming sci-fi battle film Edge of Tomorrow, you might want to start.
Should El Presidente actually ever get made, Cruise will star as an extremely serious secret service agent who feels he is screwed over when he is assigned to protect America's worst former president - a character described as "an alcoholic and womanizing sleazebag who never won a presidential election but was elevated from VP when the president died."
Based on true events that occurred in the early 1960s, the film will tell the story of how Henry Ford II teamed up with Lee Iacocca and former racing car champion Carroll Shelby to help get the Ford Motor Company back into the sports car marketplace. Together they decide that the best way to do this would be to build and race a car in The 24 Hours of Le Mans, one of the most dangerous and prestigious races in the world.
Even if Wahlberg and Washington don't do it for you, you know what we're talking about. Everyone has a certain actor who, for whatever reason, they will watch in anything, even when so much of what that actor does is crap. It's how Bruce Willis movies like A Good Day to Die Hard make $300 million worldwide. It's how Adam Sandler has created a mini-empire. There are actors we will all forgive over and over again, because for whatever reason they're compulsively watchable no matter what
Joe Kosinki’s recent sci fi effort, Oblivion, is prepping up for a jam-packed Blu-ray and DVD release and even an early digital release. If you want to get your hands on the flick as quickly as possible, you’ll be able to nab a digital copy beginning on July 23. If you're wanting to holdout for HD picture or a slew of bonus features, Oblivion will be available on Blu-ray and DVD beginning on August 6.
While Warner Bros. was planning on having Ritchie start production on the new film this fall, Cruise is now planning to use that time to get Mission: Impossible 5 going, hoping to start shooting before the end of the year.
No need to act too surprised, since the massive success of Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol made this a safe bet, but the inevitable has finally become official: Tom Cruise will once again play Ethan Hunt. According to Deadline he's signed a deal to star in and produce what will be a fifth Mission: Impossible film, with plans to develop the new adventure alongside the chosen writer/director and Bad Robot, the production company headed up by J.J. Abrams (we're guessing Abrams is a little too busy to get especially involved himself)
This week boasts some big Blu-ray and DVD releases, but none is quite as thrilling as Jack Reacher, an action-filled thriller about an ex-military cop persuing a killer and finding trouble he doesn't anticipate. The action comedy did well at the box office and is headed to Blu-ray tomorrow. To celebrate, Paramount Home Entertainment is graciously giving away a Blu-ray copy of the film that has been signed by Tom Cruise himself.
As you might have learned by now, not everything in Oblivion is as it seems, and the movie from writer/director Joseph Kosinski takes many, many twists on its way to the grand finale. Which is why it was such a treat to talk to Kosinski over the phone last week. With Oblivion already off and running in theaters he felt free to dig into spoilers, and answer some of the burning questions that we all had walking out of his thoughtful sci-fi effort
Yukikaze centers on a battle for the future of Earth. Thirty years before, a hyper-dimensional passageway unexpectedly appeared over Antartica, and through it came an extraterrestrial fighter force call the JAM. This first attempt at alien invasion of Earth was beaten back, with the JAM knocked back to a planet called Fairy. But now Earth's second wave aims to traverse the portal to take the fight to Fairy.
The process of assembling the bubbleship looks like something you'd see in a fancy car commercial, with the white background and all those gleaming pieces, and the crew's delight at actually assembling the machine is evidence alone of just how much these kinds of movies usually rely on CGI. Seeing Cruise get giddy about the machine and climbing into the big rotating gimbal is no surprise
M83's music has been used constantly in so many films, TV shows, commercials and trailers that you might have convinced yourself they only make music for the sake of backing up moving images. But Oblivion will in fact be the first film for which M83-- a.k.a. Anthony Gonzalez-- has written the music, lending his ethereal, electronic-backed music to the sci-fi film from Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski. We've been dying to get a hint of what M83 had brought to the film
When you consider the fact that the movie came out just shortly after the Newtown, Connecticut shootings and opens with a sniper gunning down eight people in cold blood, it's not a big surprise that Jack Reacher under performed when it hit theaters in the U.S. back in December.
Oblivion is set in a far and dystopian future, and centers on Jack Harper (Cruise), a court marshaled veteran turned repairman stationed on what remains of Earth. A place of ruins and death, Jack thinks he's alone on this world, save for his mission's partner, Victoria (Andrea Riseborough). But then he stumbles across a discovery that alters his perception and could change the fate of mankind forever.
Jack Reacher had all the makings of a franchise. It starred Tom Cruise, of course--still a movie star after all these years-- and went heavy on the action and the mystery in its twisty plot. And it had the bonus of a ton of source material to draw from
The follow-up film from Tron: Legacy director Joe Kosinski, and featuring Tom Cruise in his first sci-fi role since War of the Worlds, next spring's Oblivion is looking like one of the most intriguing original stories of next year-- and now we're finally getting an idea of what it will look like
Given the fact that the story is pulled from Lee Child’s book One Shot, this trailer finally sets up the sniper misdirection that drives the narrative, so we get a lot more footage at the beginning of the clip … followed by scenes you’ve likely seen of Tom Cruise in ass-kicking mode.
At one point it looked like Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol might be the last Mission: Impossible film as we knew them, with Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt handing the franchise reins over to Jeremy Renner's younger character, and the whole thing dying a dignified if delayed death. Then it turned out that Ghost Protocol was fantastic
Though we're in a lull between Transformers movies, and Real Steel wasn't all the goofy fun it was cut out to be, nobody can deny that they like robots. And that doubles when it comes to robots you can actually go inside-- you know, like Ripley's power loader from Aliens, or if you're really committed to the cause, Robocop
The Times adds that Cruise and Scott were scouting Top Gun locations for the possible sequel, which Scott was going to direct. Now those sequel plans appear to be on the backburner … where, if I’m being honest, they should stay.
Hot on the heels of yesterday's new teaser poster, Tom Cruise's upcoming action vehicle Jack Reacher has a brand-new trailer, which gives us a much better sense of what we're in for with this adaptation from the wildly popular Lee Child series. Jack Reacher wants to be your new Jason Bourne-- will you let him?
Tom Cruise seems to be on a bit of a sci-fi kick of late, having recently finished production on Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion and just recently starting work on Doug Liman’s All You Need Is Kill, but he’s already prepared to add another title to his genre collection. The Minority Report star is currently attached to star in Our Name Is Adam a new project based on an original script by T.S. Nowlin. Mary Parent, who is currently producing Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim is signed on as well.