Joseph Kosinski Talks OBLIVION, Using the New Sony F-65 Camera That Shoots in 8K, IMAX, Filming in Iceland, and Future Projects

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Joeseph Kosinski’s new Tom Cruise starrer Oblivion, opening tomorrow, is the rarest of all things, a big budget scifi film aimed squarely at adults. While the trailers might seem like they give away the whole movie, I assure you they only scratch the surface. Things get really weird and far more ambitious than the I Am Legend-style one sheet implies.

Last week, Collider sat down with writer/director Kosinski to talk about his film. During the interview, Krosinski discussed the challenges of making an original idea into a major film, designing the film for IMAX, shooting in 8k resolution on the new Sony CineAlta F65 camera and more.

oblivion-joseph-kosinskiJoseph Kosinski:

  • He was attached to some sequels and remakes, but somehow he was able to make a big budget, original idea.  Talks about how this was originally going to be his first film
  • Oblivion is based on a comic/graphic novel.  Will we see more of this world in some form down the road
  • Talks about how they used the brand new Sony F-65 camera to shoot Oblivion which helps make it look great in IMAX.  It’s an 8k sensor and it outputs at 4k
  • Talks about how he framed for both IMAX and regular movie screens
  • They shot in Iceland. How many places did they look at before they found where he wanted to film
  • Film feels like it represents this moment in time with drone warfare and insurgency
  • Talks about how he’s developing a few projects for his next film including Tron 3, Black Hole, and some non-science fiction projects


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  • Overseas Watcher

    Watched this to a completely quiet, half empty theatre last week. At one point, a cellphone started ringing and no one bothered to shush the owner. All of Kosinski’s strengths and weaknesses in Tron Legacy are still there in Oblivion, except that there’s some residual love for the original Tron that it almost glosses over the faults of the sequel. In Oblivion, Tom Cruise can’t even sell the romance. The movie is a pastiche of sci-fi tropes from other, better movies. It’s very pretty but completely empty.

    • Dantae

      Well I feel sorry for you then. In the theater where I watched this, the viewers were pretty excited, some even clapped at the end. It’s a well-done and entertaining movie. Just watch it for what it is. I mean what do you expect? Nolan or Fincher standards?

  • RIC

    8K? Holy hell. 4K alone is gorgeous.

  • PhillB

    If only Kosinski could be called a director…

  • Han Solo

    He shouldnt be doing non science fiction movies!! Why everyone wants to go with dramas instead of big budget giant science fiction proyects!!?

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