Oblivion-PosterJoseph Kosinski returns to the big screen with his sophomore film, Oblivion, following his immense debut back in 2010 with TRON: Legacy.

Tom Cruise is front and centre of the blockbuster, and with its April release date just a few months away, we’ve got a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks.

Universal gave us the first trailer and poster before the end of the year, and now they’ve released Oblivion’s first TV spot, giving us another great look at the upcoming sci-fi/actioner.

“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 (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 as if all of that wasn’t sweet enough already, M83 are scoring the film, giving us an exceptional soundtrack to look forward to.

Oblivion will be hitting the big screen in the UK and in US IMAX theatres on 12th April, with its wide US release date set a week later on 19th April. For now, here’s the first TV spot to get you in the mood.

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