Tom-Cruise-in-OblivionFollowing a remarkable debut behind the camera with TRON: Legacy, Joseph Kosinski has returned to the helm once more to bring us Oblivion. The Tom Cruise-led blockbuster will be hitting theatres this April, and the odds are looking good that it will be a big success.

The first trailer for Oblivion landed late last year, giving us a promising first look at the sci-fi/actioner. And ahead of a new trailer that will debut tomorrow, MSN have released a new image of Cruise in the lead.

“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 brilliant supporting cast, headed up by Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Melissa Leo, and Zoë Bell.

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 sweeten all of that that much more, the brilliant M83 have been set to score the film, which pretty much guarantees an awesome soundtrack.

Oblivion will be released here in the UK on 12th April. It will be released in US IMAX theatres on the same day, 12th April, with its wide US release date set for a week later on 19th April. For now, here’s the new image of Cruise. And be sure to come back tomorrow for when the trailer lands.