COMIC Tom Cruise doing Sleeper.... *sigh*

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  1. gts24

    gts24 hurfdurf OT Supporter

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    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3i8e4bba223e1c5e9a17ff9d214268886d
    :ugh::ugh:
    As Tom Cruise goes about writing the next chapter in his career, he's developing an interest in comic book movies.

    Together with Sam Raimi, he is setting up "Sleeper" at Warner Bros. Cruise is loosely attached to star in the adaptation of the DC Comics/Wildstorm comic that Raimi would produce with his Star Road Entertainment partner Josh Donen.

    Written by Ed Brubaker with art by Sean Phillips, "Sleeper," which ran from 2003-05, centers on an operative whose fusion with an alien artifact makes him impervious to pain and allows him to pass it on to others through skin contact. He is placed undercover in a villainous organization by an intelligence agency and falls for a member of the group, named Miss Misery.

    Although he remains a co-owner of United Artists -- from which his longtime producing partner Paula Weinstein resigned last week -- he's not tied exclusively to that company. It now looks as if his next acting gig will be the Spyglass thriller "Tourist," as if to counter the more cerebral role he played in the UA boxoffice failure "Lions for Lambs" and the upcoming UA WWII period pic "Valkyrie," in which he plays the anti-Nazi Claus van Stauffenberg.

    "Sleeper" is the third project that Cruise has become associated with over the past two weeks --all three separate from his commitments at UA. In addition to "Tourist," the actor has expressed interest in the Working Title-Universal comedy "Food Fight."

    Also apart from UA, the actor picked up some good notices last week for his uncharacteristic turn as a bald film mogul in DreamWorks-Paramount's "Tropic Thunder."

    Even if Cruise opts not to do "Sleeper," his interest in the project is propelling it forward, despite complicated rights issues that must be sorted out. Raimi and Donen have long been fans of the book, and the project could have found homes at Sony and Regency if those issues hadn't been so complex.

    "Sleeper" is a spin-off book from Wildstorm flagship title "WildC.A.T.s" and features characters from another spin-off book, "Gen 13."

    Both books had been set up at different places around town and some of those deals were made before DC bought the imprint in 1999.

    Warners, now involved in a legal wrangle with Fox over the rights to "Watchmen," appears determined to cross all the t's and dot all the i's in its contracts for "Sleeper."

    The project is being eyed not only as a starring vehicle for Cruise but also as a possible franchise for the studio.

    Matt Reilly is overseeing the project for Warners while Russell Hollander shepherds for Star Road. Gregory Noveck oversees for DC. No writer is attached.

    "Sleeper" sees Raimi and Donen continuing their company's superhero, which began when they recently set up the superhero story "The Transplants" at Disney.
     
  2. Mr Coffee

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    I do not want him doing any fucking movie based on a comic :hsugh:
     
  3. void

    void oh yeah?

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    unless he played loki in the film adaptation of ultimates 2 :mamoru:
     
  4. bwell

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    I might be slightly upset about this if Tom Cruise wasn't one of my favorite actors.

    I couldn't care less about the scientology and craziness, I can't argue with Minority Report, Mission Impossible, A Few Good Men, Eyes Wide Shut, Magnolia, Collateral, The Color of Money, Rain Man, etc. etc. etc.
     
  5. gthesob

    gthesob the fun machine took a shit and died OT Supporter

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    fixed
     
  6. bwell

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    pretty much
     
  7. REDTAIL

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    TOM CRUISE is good. I loved his old movies and all of his new ones deliver pretty well. You want to see colhearted killer tom cruise? Watch collateral man. whoa shit. You want skilled hero? MI:3. Samurai? The guy is good. Writers can also fuck shit up.
     
  8. void

    void oh yeah?

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    i like his movies...he hasn't put out one that i've really hated...but fame and fortune has taken its toll on him, this scientology crap just put him over clownshoes status.
     
  9. gthesob

    gthesob the fun machine took a shit and died OT Supporter

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    I've always hated him. He's one of those people (like Barbara Streisand and Hilary Clinton) where at first glance I just wanted to see them beat with a nailed bat. Just something about their face.
     
  10. Sr20magik

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    Tom Cruise is great as long as it has to do with movies. What the fucker does in he personal life doesn't as long as he delivers in movies.
     
  11. 0wn3d_productivity

    0wn3d_productivity OT Supporter

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    I think he was the first choice for Iron Man a bunch of years ago. Thanks goodness that didn't happen. He ruined Tropic Thunder for me.
     
  12. Mr Coffee

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    Not to create a discussion about shit here, but that's just bull. Why'd you want to buy R.Kelly's music when he's a pedo? Or hell, even Michael Jackson's? Sure, they're not convicted, but it sure as fuck is sick shit.
    What an artist does in their private lives i normally don't give a shit about, but when it's something as shitty as getting involved and promoting a cult that fucks people up big time, i'm not going to like you or your movies.

    Thank fucking God. Haven't seen Tropic Thunder, but i'll still watch it because Downey Jr's awesomeness eclipses the annoyance of having to watch Tom Cruise.
     
  13. 0wn3d_productivity

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    He really did an awesome job- I hope he wins an award for that and Iron Man.
     

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