Oblivion sees Joseph Kosinski (TRON: Legacy) step behind the camera for only the second time, and with Tom Cruise taking the lead, there’s understandably a lot of anticipation surrounding the project.
With only a few months before it arrives on the big screen in the spring, Universal have been keeping the lid on this one fairly quiet. But all that has now changed, with the first poster landing on Friday, and the first trailer hitting today.
“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 Cruise is an excellent cast, headed up by Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Melissa Leo, and Zoë Bell.
Kosinki is directing from a script co-written by himself, William Monahan (The Departed), Karl Gajdusek (Last Resort), and Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3, the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII), based on an original graphic novel by Kosinski and Arvid Nelson.
And with M83 scoring the film, you know that it’s going to be have an amazing soundtrack to go alongside it.
Oblivion is set for release in the UK and IMAX theatres in the US on 12th April, 2013, before opening wide in the US a week later. For now, here’s the first trailer to give you a taste of what Kosinski and Cruise have in store for us. It looks like this should be rather awesome. Enjoy.