Oblivion has become one of my most anticipated sci-fi films for a while, and while Prometheus was probably my biggest excitement in the genre of late, Oblivion is a close second. The director of Tron: Legacy, Joseph Kosinski, is behind the epic film which is based on Arvid Nelson’s graphic novel. The story is pretty bleak, so bleak in fact that Disney opted to not produce the film when initially asked. Universal came along to finance the film, putting in $100 million and here we are.
With such a bankable star as Tom Cruise, who is joined by a rather impressive cast list, Oblivion should be massive. The full plot synopsis and details on the film, including the film scheduled release date, were revealed today and we have them right here for you:
OBLIVION April 26, 2013
Cast: Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Melissa Leo
Directed by: Joseph Kosinski
Writers: William Monahan, Karl Gajdusek, Michael Arndt
Based on the Story by: Joseph Kosinski
Produced by: Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Barry Levine,
Duncan Henderson, Joseph Kosinski
Executive Producers: Dave Morrison, Jesse Berger
Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. 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 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.
Oblivion will be shot in stunning digital 4K resolution on location across the United States and Iceland.
By Matt Wavish