Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski.
Was Tom Cruise trying to beat out fellow Scientologist John Travolta for the honor of starring in the dumbest sci-fi epic ever?
He'll star in the big-budget sci-flick from the director of 'Tron Legacy.'
This mock ad — which envisions an iPod that put the user into a scene from 'The Shining' — helped get Joseph Kosinski the gig helming 'Tron.'
"It's a three-and-a-half-year commitment to do a movie like this. It is a little insane how long it takes."
Plus: Maggie Grace and Guy Pearce sign on for outer-space thriller.