In a rather lengthy update on the status of the career of Tom Cruise, The Hollywood Reporter reveal that Warner Bros are eyeing the A-lister to lead their Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Fair Game) helmed sci-fi blockbuster WeMortals Are. The film is based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka's Japanese manga titled All You Need Is Kill and centres on a new army recruit killed in battle fighting an alien invasion. He is forced to relive the day of his death over and over again in an attempt to change his fate. In the process he becomes a better warrior. A little Source Code-ish, I guess. Last week the film was going by the comic's title and another movie star Brad Pitt was rumoured to be involved, but it looks like the Mission: Impossible hero is the likely lead after Pitt presumably passed on the leading role. Cruise/Pitt are interchangeable as box office blockbuster leads and we can't say We Mortals Are is a better titled than All You Need Is Kill either. Though isn't Cruise, pushing 50, too old to be a young army recruit? When the script by D.W. Harper (also writer of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters) came on the scene, it was the much, much younger Ryan Gosling who was being linked with it. For some reason though WB are looking for an older attraction. Production dates are unclear yet, but We Are Mortal has its sights set for a 2013 release. There's no guarantees Cruise will be able to lead the picture even if he wants too as he shoots another science fiction movie in January with Joseph Kosinski's Oblivion and then films the Lee Child movie One Shot in the summer and by then Liman might be sick of waiting and may climb Everest instead. Though it's clear WB want this movie in production soon and if they can't work out a deal with Cruise to shoot next year, they will probably quickly move onto someone else.