Tom Cruise could lead Doug Liman's sci-fi We Mortals Are

It would appear that Tom Cruise isn't resting on his laurels when it comes to staging his comeback, as he's toying with another interesting project: Doug Liman's We Mortals Are .

The film, based on a Japanese novel, was formerly known by the (slightly better) title, All You Need Is Kill . Several star names have been linked to the adaptation since it was first mooted, although no one has come close to signing.

According to The Hollywood Reporter , Warner Bros are in talks with Cruise to star in the big-budget war epic, which sees a soldier who dies in battle forced to relive the day of his death Groundhog Day -style, until he can change the outcome.

It's no done deal, as Cruise has two projects currently lined up - Jack Reacher movie One Shot and sci-fi biggie Oblivion . He's recently finished work on musical Rock Of Ages , and he returns with the Mission: Impossible franchise this winter.

Cruise's past forays into sci-fi ( Minority Report , War Of The Worlds and, to a lesser extent, Vanilla Sky ) have been impressive, and you can't knock the guy for his effort recently.

It remains to be seen if his popularity will return to the giddy heights of yesteryear, but he certainly seems to be going the right way to re-establishing his star status.