Tom Cruise’s ‘Yukikaze’ Moving Ahead With Dan Mazeau (EXCLUSIVE)

Tom Cruise Oblivion premiere

Alien invasion project based on Kambayashi novel

Warner Bros. is moving ahead on Tom Cruise‘s sci-fi actioner “Yukikaze,” bringing on “Wrath of the Titans” scribe Dan Mazeau to adapt.

Studio acquired rights to the Japanese novel by Chohei Kambayashi earlier this year and attached Cruise to star. Producers are 3 Arts’ Erwin Stoff and Tom Lassally and Viz Media’s Jason Hoffs.

Story for “Yukikaze” originates with a hyper-dimensional passageway appearing over Antarctica, allowing fighters from an alien force to attempt a terrestrial invasion — resulting in a united humanity fending off the attack and going on the offensive to eliminate the enemy bases.

The project re-teams Cruise with Stoff, Lassally and Hoffs following their work on “Edge of Tomorrow,” another Warner Bros. sci-fi project based on Japanese source material. Studio changed the named from “All You Need Is Kill” and showed footage Saturday at Comic-Con with appearance by Cruise, co-star Emily Blunt and director Doug Liman.

“Edge of Tomorrow,”  a co-production with Village Roadshow, opens June 6.

Jon Berg is overseeing “Yukikaze” for the studio.

Mazeau is represented by CAA and Circle of Confusion. His attorney is Katz Golden Rosenman.

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  1. Frank says:

    Great, Hollywood is going to KILL a great novel and anime by making a live-action movie about it with Tom Cruise. Leave Yukikaze alone!

  2. docsane says:

    Going to be interesting to see what sort of movie emerges from the production meat grinder. The original novels aren’t so much about action as they are about figuring out what the aliens are and how they’re more at war with our machines than with humanity itself. The main character starts off as a straight-up sociopath who spends the story learning to be more human.

    • Jes S says:

      I’m curious how the movie will turn out, too! In the books, the alien invasion is only the backdrop for the story. The books are about not knowing what or who the enemy is (for both sides), and the idiosyncrasies (to put it mildly) of certain people (and AI’s) and how they apply their tactics to survive.

  3. harry georgatos says:

    Another inter-dimensional portal to let alien forces invade Earth. This sounds like a retread, cliched plot-point that has been done to death! Cruise has made great sci-fi in MINORITY REPORT and WAR OF THE WORLDS with good sci-fi with VANILLA SKY and OBLIVION. If the scribe of this new movie is the writer of THE WRATH OF TITANS I’m not holding my breath!

    • jedi77 says:

      Excactly. How does the man who wrote THE WRATH OF TITANS get another job writing, end moreover, writing an expensive summer film. It’s not that THE WRATH OF TITANS was bad, it was, it’s that it wasn’t even a big hit. And they wonder why they are losing money?

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