Tom Cruise sci-fi action thriller Yukikaze will be adapted from epic Japanese novel

yukikaze-novel-book-cover-imagesVariety reports that Warner Bros. is taking Tom Cruise‘s sci-fi action thriller Yukikaze into production with Wrath of the Titans screenwriter Dan Mazeau set to adapt the original Japanese novel by Chohei Kambayashi.

The Studio nabbed film rights to Kambayashi’s Yukikaze earlier this year and attached Cruise to star in the movie. The producers of the big screen adaptation are 3 Arts’ Erwin Stoff & Tom Lassally and Jason Hoffs from Viz Media.

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 upcoming film 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. Warner Bros. changed the named from the original graphic novel – All You Need Is Kill – and showed footage Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con with appearances by Cruise, his co-star Emily Blunt, and director Doug Liman.