Tom Cruise Circles Sci-Fi Picture OUR NAME IS ADAM

     October 16, 2012

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Tom Cruise is adding another potential project to his list with the spec script, Our Name is Adam. Few details are available on the content of the picture so far, save for it being in the sci-fi genre, which definitely fits in with Cruise’s recent projects as he’s currently filming the sci-fi tinged Oblivion and All You Need is Kill back to back. Producer Mary Parent (Pacific Rim) is attached to the picture written by T.S. Nowlin (Agent 13).  Although Cruise is attached to a number of projects, none of them seem to have risen to frontrunner status as of yet.  Hit the jump to see which one it could be.

Variety reported that tom-cruise-our-name-is-adamCruise is circling Our Name is Adam, which could be his next picture.  Or not.  Take a look at what else the veteran has been eyeing as of late:

  • A remake of The Magnificent Seven for MGM, penned by screenwriter Nick PizzolattoThe Magnificent Seven was, itself, a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 classic Seven Samurai and featured an all-star cast lead by Yul BrynnerSteve McQueenCharles BronsonJames CoburnRobert VaughnBrad DexterHorst Bucholz, and Eli Wallach.  The titular seven refers to a band of American gunfighters hired by oppressed Mexican peasants to defend their homes from bandits.
  • A Van Helsing reboot with Universal that previously had Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) showing interest before he signed on to direct The Juliet.  The picture will be produced by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, who call their take a more grounded version as compared to earlier iterations.
  • There’s the next installment of Cruise’s core action series, Mission: Impossible 5 for Paramount.  Though, that film will probably take a back seat to Cruise’s Top Gun 2.

It’s hard to say what Cruise will aim for next.  With two back-to-back sci-fi pictures coming out next year, perhaps he’ll want to ride the hot hand and go with Our Name is Adam.  Avoiding sci-fi altogether should be easy, as he has a Western and a handful of actioners to contemplate.  Speaking of actioners, whatever he chooses, Cruise can next be seen in the Lee Child novel adaptation, Jack Reacher, which opens December 21st.

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