It seems like whenever Orlando Bloom does a movie other than Fantasy, Period, or Sci-Fi film it end up being awful. I don't think he is a very good actor in the "real world" kind of movies. He needs to be carrying a sword to be complete. So it is nice to see him do a genre film that fits what his abilities are. He has been cast in a film called 'The Cross' and will be joining Vincent Cassel from 'Eastern Promises, and Olga Kurylenko from 'Quantum of Solace'.
The film will be directed by Andrew Niccol who also helmed the film 'Lord of War' which I didn't think was very good. But he also wrote 'The Truman Show' 'The Terminal' and a film favorite 'Gattaca'. So the guy obviously has some good writing skills. 'The Cross' will be a $24 million sci-fi escape story and according to variety the story goes something like this:
Set in a border town, "Cross" returns Niccol to his favorite domain: the near future. Bloom plays a man seeking to cross a mysterious border, something no one else has achieved; Cassel limns the guard who will go to any lengths to foil him. Kurylenko takes the femme lead.
Sounds interesting, something along the same lines as 'Dark City', but it probably wont be as good.