Tom Cruise is set to star in the big-screen version of Yukikaze for Warner Bros.
The actor’s recent sci-fi adventure Oblivion earned a massive amount of money at the box office last weekend. The movie made an estimate $61 million in foreign cinemas, leading in the number spot in 48 out of 52 markets. The movie opens in the US this Friday (April 19).
Since Universal is expected to generate a ton of cash with Tom Cruise’s most recent sci-fi flick, the folks at Warner Bros. have tapped the actor to star in Yukikaze. The film is based on a series of science fiction novels by Japanese author Chohei Kambayashi.
The books chronicle humanity’s struggle against an alien race known as JAM. Although the invaders manage to attack earth after appearing through a portal near Antarctica, mankind ultimately emerges victorious. In order to eliminate the threat, a squad is assembled to attack the aliens on their home planet.
This isn’t the first time the Yukikaze novels have been adapted for the big screen. The stories were made into a series of animated features in Japan. However, Warner Bros. and Tom Cruise’s effort will market the first live-action adaptation.
Tom Cruise has quite a bit on his cinematic plate at the moment. The actor is currently attached to star in acclaimed director Doug Liman’s All You Need is Kill. The movie features Cruise as a lieutenant colonel who is forced to fight the same battle against alien invaders over and over again. The movie is expected to arrive next year.
While the studio was initially against the idea, it would appear that Paramount Pictures is having a change of heart about a possible Jack Reacher sequel. The movie made quite a bit of money overseas, prompting executives to reconsider the possbility of a follow-up. It’s unknown if Cruise will reprise his role as the title character.
Are you a fan of Tom Cruise? What do you think about the actor starring in the Hollywood adaptation of Yukikaze?