Earlier this month we heard that Disney had renamed Oblivion, from Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski, to Horizons, but now Deadline reports that Disney has decided against making the movie although as the “gritty PG-13 science fiction action project didn’t fit into the Disney mandate”.
Kosinski’s is now said to be shopping the movie to various other studios including Paramount, 20th Century Fox and Universal, and given that sci-fi is hot right now one studio is bound to pick it up.
The graphic novel on which the movie is based is set “in a future where the Earth’s surface has been irradiated beyond recognition and 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.”
Deadline says Tom Cruise is apparently interested in the project, so he may jump onto it now that At The Mountains of Madness is no longer happening.