Tom Cruise has signed on for the lead role in the $100 million graphic novel adaptation Oblivion, according to Deadline.

Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is helming the film in which Cruise will play "a security drone-repairing soldier and one of the last humans left on the toxic surface of the Earth, with the rest of humanity now living in the clouds."

The Oscar winning writer of The Departed, William Monahan, co-scripted the film with Karl Gajdusek, who just wrote Nicolas Cage starrer, Trespass.