Deadline is reporting that Morgan Freeman will be joining Tom Cruise in Joseph Kosinski‘s Oblivion. Although his role is unknown at this point, we do know that Cruise will play “the last man on a post-apocalyptic and nearly uninhabitable Earth, who stays behind to repair ships that hunt down and blast a virulent alien species.”
The much talked about project is going to be a big deal for Universal, as they have a lot invested in it. With Freeman and Cruise headlining though, I don’t think there’s much to worry about. As for Kosinski, I didn’t love TRON: Legacy as a whole, but I did like some of the directorial choices he made and I do think that he has potential.
I’ve always loved a good post-apocalyptic film, so I am excited for this. And as I mentioned above, Cruise and Freeman is a killer combination, especially if the film is going to have Freeman as the villain going head to head with Cruise. Now that would be exciting!
What do you think? Are you excited to see Freeman in the film?