Cruise wakes up Sleeper

Tom Cruise, Sam Raimi attached to comic book adaptation ‘Sleeper’.

Tom Cruise is reportedly attached to comic book movie adaptation ‘Sleeper’.

Cruise is loosely attached to star in the adaptation of the DC Comics/Wildstorm comic that Spidey helmer Sam Raimi would produce with Josh Donen.

Written by Ed Brubaker with art by Sean Phillips, ‘Sleeper’ centres on an operative whose fusion with an alien artefact makes him impervious to pain and allows him to pass it on to others through skin contact. He is placed undercover in a villainous organization by an intelligence agency and falls for a member of the group, named Miss Misery.

Though no writers have been named, the project is being eyed as a possible starring vehicle for Cruise as well as a potential franchise.