Tom Cruise sticks to sci-fi for new role in Yukikaze

Fresh from the box office success of his latest film Oblivion, the 50-year-old actor is gearing up to save the world from aliens once again

Tom Cruise and sci-fi have a long, rich history, with current release Oblivion riding high in the box office following past successes War of the Worlds and Minority Report, as well as soon-to-be-released The Only Way Is Kill. So it comes as no surprise that the 50-year-old actor has signed up for yet another…

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Japanese sci-fi fantasy Yukikaze – which will be adapted from Chohei Kambayashi’s popular series of novels – sees mankind come under attack from an alien force known as JAM (presumably more formidable than it sounds). 

Produced by Erwin Stoff and Tom Lassally – the same team behind Cruise’s upcoming blockbuster All You Need Is Kill, co-starring Emily Blunt – Yukikaze will see mankind rally to take on the extra-terrestrial invaders, culminating in a dramatic battle on JAM’s home planet.

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But will humanity live to fight another day? Well with Cruise at the helm (we reckon it’s safe to assume he’ll be resurrecting his heroic, save-the-world persona) they certainly stand a damn good chance…