Tom visited Naval Air Station Fallon in Nevada yesterday with Tony Scott and Jerry Bruckheimer. It is said that the visit is part of prep work for the ‘Top Gun’ sequel.
Oblivion will be released exclusively in IMAX on April 12, 2013, one week ahead of its wide release on April 19, 2013. This will be director Joseph Kosinski’s second film in IMAX following Tron: Legacy.
Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment, said in a statement, “With the one-two punch of an early IMAX release window and the film’s expanded aspect ratio, we believe Oblivion is the perfect kick-off to our 2013 summer slate. We’re ecstatic about continuing our longstanding relationship with Tom Cruise, director Joseph Kosinski and the Universal team to bring this highly anticipated action-adventure to IMAX audiences around the world.”
Here’s the film’s official synopsis via IMAX:
“Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.
Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete.
Living in and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.
Oblivion was shot in stunning digital 4K resolution on location across the United States and Iceland.”
Warner Bros. has confirmed that the Tom Cruise movie “All You Need Is Kill” will be the first production to shoot at the newly reopened Leavesden Studios.
Warner bought the Leavesden site, on the north-west outskirts of London, after making all eight “Harry Potter” films there using temporary soundstages and facilities.
It invested £120 million ($190 million) transforming the site into a fully-fledged permanent studio with nine stages, which opened for business in June. It also houses a Harry Potter tour that has been welcoming visitors since April.
Even before completing the redevelopment of the studio, Warner used it for reshoots of “Jack the Giant Killer” this year.
“All You Need Is Kill,” which is already in pre-production, is the first feature to be entirely based there.
Director Doug Liman’s sci-fier is about a soldier who becomes stuck in a time loop on the last day of a battle to defend Earth from aliens. It’s based on a novel by Japenese writer Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Pic also stars Emily Blunt.
U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne talked up the production, which he said will create 500 jobs, at a business conference designed to use the London 2012 Olympics to promote investment in Blighty.
Here you have the scans of Italian Best Movie featuring Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol last December. Thanks to our dear member TomFrance for sharing these scans with us.
Tom sat down for a candid and lengthy Q&A that appears in the magazine’s June issue on newsstands May 18. Check out the full interview below.
PLAYBOY: After singing 1980s rock anthems in front of a wild crowd in Rock of Ages, is it more fun to be Tom Cruise or Bruce Springsteen?
For Bruce, I’m sure it’s more fun to be Bruce. I like being me because making movies is all I ever wanted to do. But when I look at Bono, Springsteen, Bon Jovi or Axl Rose and hear the songs they wrote and how they perform them and the life they have, I have a greater appreciation. It takes so much work to get to that level.
PLAYBOY: It’s hard to take your character that seriously. He’s prone to theatrics, and his only real friend is a baboon.
He’s a slave to rock and roll. When he’s onstage, he gives it everything. Off it, he’s looking for soulful moments in odd ways, and that’s where the comedy comes in. We had this sweet love song, “I Want to Know What Love Is,” and I’m falling in love with this girl. But it’s a sex scene, and that’s where it has to be funny, because it’s rock and roll. I read all this stuff about Led Zeppelin, the Stones, Axl Rose, Motley Crue and the groupies. My character has them, but suddenly there’s this sweet scene that changes everything. If it works, people will laugh and it’ll be emotional. This hard-rock guy is singing this romantic duet, falling in love with this woman. But since it’s rock and roll, he’s singing most of it to her backside.
PLAYBOY: And yet you constantly seem to be proving things to others.
Here’s the thing about competition. I don’t think that wanting to do my best qualifies as that. I love making movies. Whether it’s making a film or raising my children, personally I’m striving to do the right things and to learn. I’m an all-or-nothing kind of person, and when I become interested in something, I give it my all. In life, I always wanted adventures and to learn different fields of endeavor. The great thing about being an actor is I’ve gotten to see what a fighter pilot’s life is like and a race car driver’s. I’ve gotten to fly airplanes, race cars, learn about motorcycles. In Rock of Ages I studied music, learned how to sing and see it from a singer’s vantage point. I carry those interests and lessons through my own life. I guess I am always striving to be competent. But when it comes to working with other actors or releasing movies, I don’t feel competitive. It’s a group effort.
PLAYBOY: The press makes much of your marriage to Katie Holmes. How does she respond?
She is an extraordinary person, and if you spent five minutes with her, you’d see it. Everything she does, she does with this beautiful creativity. When she becomes interested in something, she doesn’t talk about it, she does it. One week I said to her, “You’ve been up in the middle of the night. Is everything okay?” She smiled and then threw this thing on my desk and said, “I wrote this script.” She wanted to try it, and she did. She wanted to try designing clothes, and now her line is wonderful and, to me, an example of how she just creates beautiful things in her life. She has a voice and warmth as an artist, as a mother. She’s funny and charming, and when she walks into the room, I just feel better. I’m a romantic. I like doing things like creating romantic dinners, and she enjoys that. I don’t know what to say—I’m just happy, and I have been since the moment I met her. What we have is very special.
You can read the full interview HERE.
Universal Pictures today announced the studio has signed a two-year first-look production deal with one of the leading writing/producing teams in the entertainment industry, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, and their K/O Paper Products banner. The duo will kick off their new relationship with Universal by reimagining titles from the studio’s library including Van Helsing and The Mummy.
They will work on Universal’s new Van Helsing, which has Tom attached to star in and produce.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter