Joseph Kosinski made an incredibly memorable debut back in 2010 with TRON: Legacy, giving us one of the most impressive debuts behind the camera in recent memory. Naturally, we’re excited about what he’s going to be bringing us next with Oblivion.
Tom Cruise is front and centre for this sci-fi/action blockbuster, and we’ve seen plenty in recent months to suggest it’s going to be a lot of fun.
We’ve already been treated to an awesome new trailer and poster this month, and now EW have debuted two new posters to add to the collection. The first features a lone Cruise, looking awesome as ever. And the second sees him alongside co-star Morgan Freeman, looking rather brilliant in his shades.
“On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.
Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete.
Living in and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.”
Starring alongside them in Oblivion will be Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Melissa Leo, and Zoë Bell, making for a pretty awesome supporting cast.
Kosinki is directing from a script co-written by himself, William Monahan, Karl Gajdusek, and Michael Arndt, based on an original graphic novel by Kosinski and Arvid Nelson.
And to make things all the sweeter, the increasingly-rising M83 have been tasked with scoring the film, so you just know it’s going to have an amazing soundtrack.
Oblivion will be released in the UK on 12th April, and will reach US IMAX theatres on 12th April, too. Its wide US release date follows a week later on 19th April, and all signs point to this opening big at the box office when it lands.