Tom Cruise Eyes New Sci-Fi Project ‘Our Name Is Adam’

Published 3 years ago by , Updated March 9th, 2013 at 2:02 pm,

tom cruise our name adam Tom Cruise Eyes New Sci Fi Project Our Name Is Adam

There are so many projects that Tom Cruise is reported to be either considering or attached to, it’s difficult to keep track. Cruise is currently working on the illustrated sci-fi novel adaptation All You Need Is Kill (which began filming two weeks ago) and will be working the press circuit to promote this December’s Jack Reacher in the upcoming months.

Among the candidates that could become the actor’s next starring vehicle are the Van Helsing reboot (with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders possibly taking the helm) and a fifth Mission: Impossible installment. Cruise has also been linked to MGM’s remake of The Magnificent Seven, though it’s not yet clear how substantial (or not) those reports are.

Variety is reporting that Cruise has now become loosely attached to headline Our Name Is Adam, which is based on a sci-fi spec script penned by T.S. Nowlin. The little-known screenwriter also devised the script for Agent 13 with Charlize Theron starring and Rupert Wyatt possibly directing in the foreseeable future (now that the latter has passed on helming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes). Details on both sci-fi projects are being kept firmly under-wraps for the time being.

Our Name Is Adam would mark the third recent trip through sci-fi genre territory for Cruise, after Oblivion (which will hit theaters next year) and All You Need Is Kill. Moreover, the project is being produced by Mary Parent, who finished backing Guillermo del Toro’s giant monsters vs. robots flick Pacific Rim earlier this year; she is now producing Darren Aronofsky’s big-budget Biblical epic, Noah.

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Tom Cruise as ‘Jack Reacher’

Cruise (who turned 50 over the summer) is at a point in his career where sooner, rather than later, he’s going to have to transition away from the sort of physically-demanding action hero roles that he’s made his bread-and-butter over the course of the past two decades. He’s still able to deliver with these sorts of films, but it’s starting to reach the point now where Cruise’s characters just blur together (see the Jack Reacher teaser, for case in point). The actor could stand to mix things up a little more in the future, like he did this year with his memorable role as a strung-out rockstar in the musical Rock of Ages.

On the other hand, so long as Cruise keeps doing what he does best (and keeps moviegoers entertained), it’s hard to knock his career choices too much. Not to mention, for all we know Our Name Is Adam could prove to be very different than your average Cruise-starring sci-fi action/thriller; we shall have to wait and see.

More on Our Name Is Adam as the story develops.


Source: Variety

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  1. Sounds interesting.
    I hope he takes the role so we can discover what the film is about !

  2. Enough already Tom, enough. Just go away, sooner rather than later.

    • I was beginning to think I was the ONLY one who is
      saying ENUFF

      • Collateral was awesome, he should do more villain parts or something.

        • Yep.



  3. lol Haters have been saying that for years. Or even that his career is done. All this guy keeps doing is making blockbusters. Keep rocking TC!

  4. So far, Cruise has demonstrated a powerful presence in all of his movies, especially the more recent ones. His roles in MI and Rock of Ages, which were filmed in such close proximity, show how versatile his acting abilities are. There is little doubt that he will have a hit with his role as Reacher. I also can’t wait to see him in the Sci-Fi genre. He certainly keeps us waiting on the edge of our seats to discover what his next move will be.

  5. Blockbusters?! Rock of ages….? He’s over hyped, over exposed, and has lost his star power appeal. His best work is behind him, way behind him. Sorry Tom.

    • yet his highest grossing film to date came out a year ago? oh yeah his star power is definitely gone.

    • (((((CHEERS LOUDLY))))))))

  6. Its getting old. Tom posing as ‘tuff ? guy with hundreds of closeups of his face….yawn

    • The Reacher character is indicative of Cruise’s failure to see how far he
      has to reach, no pun intended, for a role
      Reacher is a man of stature, and has real presence, at least he does in
      Lee Child novels……….

  7. Ha, was thinking the same.

    Genetic tampering leading to the dawn of a hive-mind generation of children who seize control of the world perhaps?

    • then they create centers where they test people and tell them that they have the souls of long-dead aliens inside them, and they recruit actors and celebrities, and sue anyone who crosses them…

      sounds like a cool movie.

    • I blame the Disney Channel! They weren’t happy with creating that god dam Mouse, now they are drawing up actors that all have that same generic look from all their 90′s and up movies!

      Seriously I saw Billy Ray Cyrus in a Jackie Chan movie the other day! Hannah Montanas god dam achy breaky dad!

    • Look what Disney is responsible for!! This list speaks volumes!!

  8. The poor guy is burying himself in work to get over a divorce from the least glamorous trout in Hollywood, seriously of all the beautiful and exotic women in the world willing to worship Grand Master Cruise, he chose the wettest dullest bird around since Joey from Dawsons Creek! Shame on you Tom!

    I think he’s still got the star power, he’s a movie legend, he worked hard and earned his star on the board walk, not like these new manufactured pop star ahem I mean movie stars like the Taylor’s, the Hemsworths and the one they call Efron!

  9. This look good Tom is still on top after 2 decades big up man respect!

  10. Tom is still on top the king of hollywood after 2 decades still here big up man respect!

  11. I will only watch old Tom Cruise movies. I just can not stand the guy.

    • that’s okay with him because he has enough ego to sustain him

  12. Where is Mission IMpossible GP:2 ?????

  13. BTW, Jacker Reacher is not the type of movie Mr.Cruise should be making. Hope this movie does not turn out to be like Knight and Da.y

  14. look how we destroyed tom cruise career with in 5 years. we asked him for public apology when he openly criticise psychatry and drugs. and targeted our trillion dollar business. we even told him if he dont take his statement back we will finish his stardom and block buster carrer. he did’nt listen. now see 5 years where your career stand. we targeted u in social media, print media, tv everywhere. through succesful compaign against u we managed to defame u as we said. u r finished.thats the lesson for every star never mess up with giant corporations.just do yur work