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Itâ€™s too bad that Tom Cruise doesnâ€™t listen to the pre-cogs he starred with in "Minority Report." Those predictors of the future would beg him not to make â€œValkyrie,â€ the next movie on his slate.
But itâ€™s too late. The press releases have gone out. A cast is being signed for the Bryan Singer-directed film. And a crew is being rounded up. According to the Internet Movie Database, one of the first members of the crew whoâ€™s been secured is a prosthetics expert.
Thatâ€™s because by the time Cruiseâ€™s character in "Valkyrie" â€” a Nazi general under Hitlerâ€™s command â€” is in full throttle on screen, heâ€™s already lost an eye and a couple of limbs.
â€œValkryieâ€ is based on an original script by Singer cohorts Christopher McQuarrie and Nathan Alexander. It concerns an unsuccessful plot by his generals to murder Hitler in 1944 â€” not because the Cruise character opposes the Holocaust or Hitlerâ€™s other policies, but because heâ€™s worried that the worldâ€™s most evil despot will ruin Germany in the history books.