Tom Cruise Attached to Hollywood "Yukikaze" Adaptation

Cruise doubles down on Japanese sci-fi novel adaptations

With his new Oblivion seeing a $61 million overseas opening weekend, Tom Cruise has opted to sign on for another sci-fi picture deal. The star of the upcoming adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka's All You Need is Kill has doubled down on his Japanese novel inspired movies with a role in an adaptation of Chohei Kambayashi's AI jet military sci-fi classic Yukikaze.


Both Kill and Yukikaze are published in North America by Viz's Haikasoru sci-fi prose label.

The Warner Bros. funded project will be produced by 3 Arts’ Erwin Stoff and Tom Lassally, All You Need Is Kill. Viz Media’s Jason Hoffs will also be producing.

An excerpt can be read here

More than thirty years ago a hyper-dimensional passageway suddenly appeared... the first stage of an attempted invasion by an enigmatic alien host. Humanity managed to push the invaders back through the passageway to the strange planet nicknamed "Faery." Now, Second Lieutenant Rei Fukai carries out his missions in the skies over Faery. His only constant companion in this lonely task is his fighter plane, the sentient FFR-31 Super Sylph, call sign: YUKIKAZE.

Gonzo's anime adaptation of the books was released in North America by Bandai.

via Deadline

Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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