Tom Cruise certainly appears to be on the sci-fi train right now, what with finishing up Oblivion and already being signed for two more projects, All You Need Is Kill and Our Name Is Adam. He’s basically become the go-to guy when a movie needs the right combination of a recognizable name, moderate talent and the ability to look actiony. And it looks like he’s got yet another sci-fi job on his list, that of a flick called Yukikaze.
Being put together by Warner Bros., Yukikaze is based on a series of books by author Chohel Kamayashi. The story takes place on an Earth that has been invaded by interdimensional aliens via a portal in Antarctica. Humanity has beaten back the first wave of attacks, but they plan on putting the finishing moves on the alien menace. Thus, a team of crack special forces dudes is organized (with Cruise at the front) and sent across the portal into the aliens’ homeworld.
While the premise seems interesting enough, I have yet to find anything Cruise has starred in recently to be more than mediocre. My guess it that it’ll just be another shoot-up fest with an obligatory amount of “deep meaning” lurking vaguely beneath the surface. Guess we’ll just have to wait to see if anything more intriguing develops with this one.
Thanks to /film for the heads-up.