OBLIVION is an upcoming Sci-fi epic starring Tom Cruise and is directed by Joseph Kosinski who you may remember directed TRON: LEGACY. I think it’s best to just show you the trailer and let you read the official plot synopsis. This film just hit my nerd radar HARD!
“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 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.”
YES! This looks extremely epic and intriguing to me as a sci-fi nerd and a HUGE Tom Cruise fan. While we are finally getting a glimpse of what this movie is all about, I really dig just how much we don’t know. This trailer established some cool characters, an interesting world, and some amazing set pieces and designs while not spoiling any major action sequences or plot points. I really don’t need to see any more to be convinced to throw down $15 at the local theater. I’m in!
OBLIVION soars into theaters April 19th 2013. Below is the newly released poster image for your enjoyment.