Morgan Freeman is joining the Joseph Kosinski-directed film that has gone by both the titles “Oblivion” (which is what the comic is called) and “Horizons.” He’ll be joining Tom Cruise, Andrea Riseborough and Olga Kurylenko in the Universal release.
The film is based on Kosinski’s own Radical Publishing comic book series, which is described as follows: In a future where the Earth’s surface has been irradiated beyond recognition, the remnants of humanity live above the clouds, safe from the brutal alien Scavengers that stalk the ruins. But when surface drone repairman Jak discovers a mysterious woman in a crash-landed pod, it sets off an unstoppable chain of events that will force him to question everything he knows.
Michael Arndt is rewriting a script by William Monahan and Karl Gajdusek. The movie is scheduled for a July 19, 2013 release.