Oblivion-PosterJoseph Kosinski returns behind the camera this month to bring us Oblivion, his anticipated sci-fi/action blockbuster with Tom Cruise front and centre in the lead.

Marking only his second feature as a director, Oblivion has a lot of potential for so many reasons, and it’s finally arrived on our shores here in the UK today. After catching a rather awesome IMAX poster for the movie last week, the studio have now released three great new featurettes, taking us behind the scenes of the blockbuster.

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.

Cruise is joined by a terrific cast, led by Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Melissa Leo, and Zoë Bell.

Kosinki is directing from a script he co-wrote with William Monahan, Karl Gajdusek, and Michael Arndt. And it’s based on the original graphic novel of the same name by Kosinski and Arvid Nelson.

Oblivion is now playing in regular and IMAX theatres here in the UK, as of today (10th April). Its US release date is set for next Friday, April 19th, with the film getting a day-early release in IMAX theatres on the evening on April 18th. Here are the brilliant new featurettes to set the tone, in case you’re in need of any further persuading.

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