Tom Cruise signs on for ‘Oblivion’

'Mission: Impossible' star due to begin filming his scenes in sci-fi adaptation later this year

Tom Cruise has signed on to appear in forthcoming sci-fi film Oblivion and will begin shooting his scenes in October, it has been reported.

The Hollywood actor had been rumoured to be appearing in the Joseph Kosinski-helmed project in recent months, but has finally put pen to paper to star, according to

Cruise is set to play a soldier who is stuck alone on an apocalyptic future version of Earth. His character will repair drones that patrol and destroy a savage alien life form.

Universal will produce the film, which is an adaptation of a graphic novel of the same name, after picking up the project from Disney last summer.

Cruise‘s last film role was in last year’s romantic comedy Knight And Day, which saw him star alongside Cameron Diaz.

He recently began shooting Adam Shankman‘s Broadway adaptation Rock Of Ages. The role will see him sing tracks by the likes of Bon Jovi and Foreigner.