Director Joseph Kosinski’s (Tron: Legacy) sci-fi actioner Horizons may have found a new home. After being released from Disney over fear of the PG-13 rating and subject matter, Heat Vision reports that Universal is now in negotiations to pick up the picture with Tom Cruise attached to star. The Mouse House felt that Horizons didn’t fit well with their brand, but graciously allowed Kosinski to shop the project around to other studios.
Based on an upcoming graphic novel from Radical Publishing, the story involves a soldier assigned to patrol a desolate planet who meets a mysterious traveler. Kosinski is producing alongside Barry Levine and Jeffrey Silver. Kosinski recently became the highest grossing first time director after Tron: Legacy surpassed the gross of J.J. Abrams’ Mission: Impossible 3. An October production start-date on Horizons is now being eyed.