Oblivion-PosterJoseph Kosinski returns to the big screen this spring to bring us Oblivion, marking his sophomore feature behind the camera. He made a brilliant debut with TRON: Legacy back in 2010, and we’re looking forward to seeing him follow it up.

Tom Cruise is front and centre of this sci-fi/actioner, following up December’s Jack Reacher with an altogether different kind of blockbuster. The first trailer landed late last year, and was more than enough to have our interest piqued.

We were hoping we might see a Super Bowl TV spot arrive for this one. But Universal have treated us instead now to a new trailer via MSN, following yesterday’s new image.

“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 with the brilliant M83 writing the score for Oblivion, we’re in for an awesome soundtrack.

Oblivion will be hitting the UK on 12th April. In the US, it will arrive in IMAX theatres on 12th April, with a wide US release date set for a week later on 19th April. For now, here’s the great new trailer to set the tone.