Tom Cruise Shoots Sci-Fi Action Film Following ‘Rock of Ages’ Promo Tour (PHOTOS)

By: / June 12, 2012

Cruise Is 'Over The Top'
Rocker weighs in on Tom Cruise's 'Rock of Ages' performance.
After a whirlwind tour in promotion of his latest flick Rock of Ages, Tom Cruise is already back to work. The 49-year-old actor was spotted on Tuesday afternoon filming filming scenes for new Sci-Fi action movie Oblivion.

Standing outside the Empire State building in New York City, Cruise donned a pair of sunglasses, despite the rainy weather. Between takes, he was all smiles, waving and taking photos with fans.

Oblivion is sure to be a departure from his Rock of Ages role.

According to IMDB, the movie focuses on “a court martial who sends a veteran soldier to a distant planet where he is to destroy the remains of an alien race. The arrival of an unexpected traveler causes him to question what he knows about the planet, his mission, and himself.”

Meanwhile, Cruise is getting high praise for his upcoming role in Rock of Ages.

Speaking to Celebuzz, Poison frontman Bret Michaels revealed Cruise, 49, sought his advice about how to create the fictitious character “Stacce Jaxx,” an aging rocker who is tasked with saving Hollywood nightspot Bourbon Room from closing down.

“We spent some time looking at footage of my stage show from the Tampa arena and even though the part is over the top, he took getting it right seriously,” Michaels, 49, said.

He added, “Tom kept his rock star intensity and relevance. He was cool and fun with a rock of love twist.”

Check out Celebuzz’s Summer Movie Guide in the video below to get an inside look at Rock of Ages, in theaters June 15.

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This isn’t Tom’s only other project in the works. Back in September of last year, he was seen filming One Shot in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Based on Lee Child‘s crime novel of the same name, and is about “a homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.” The casting of Tom was a bit controversial, because the character he is playing was depicted in the books as a 6 ft. 5 in. 250 pound man.

 

 


 

One Shot is expected to hit theaters in 2013.