Tom Cruise, Universal Seek “Horizons”

Tom Cruise is attached to star while Universal Pictures is in negotiations to pick up Joseph Kosinski’s sci-fi project “Horizons” (formerly titled “Oblivion”) says Heat Vision.

William Monahan and Karl Gadjusek penned the script which is set in an apocalyptic future where most people live high in the sky due to Earth’s surface being uninhabitable, a soldier stuck on the ground goes about his job repairing hunter drones which seek out and destroy members of a savage alien race.

He soon comes upon a beautiful woman whose craft has crashed nearby and together they set out on an epic adventure. The tale is based on the comic from Radical Publishing.

The project was previously setup at Disney Pictures which was in the design stages before letting go of the project and allowing “Tron: Legacy” director Kosinski to shop it around to other parties. Kosinski will produce with Barry Levine and Jeffrey Silver with shooting aiming to kick off in October.