First Official Synopsis for Joseph Kosinski’s OBLIVION Starring Tom Cruise

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The first official synopsis for TRON: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski’s sci-fi pic Oblivion has landed online.  The film is described as “an original and groundbreaking cinematic event,” and Tom Cruise stars as one of the last remaining drone repairman stationed on a future Earth.  He works as part of a mission to extract vital resources from the ground following a decades-long war with a threat known as the Scavs, which lead to humans moving civilization to the skies thousands of feet above.  When Cruise’s character rescues a beautiful stranger (Andrea Riseborough) from a downed spacecraft, events are set in motion that force him to “question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.”

It’s an ambitious follow-up to the (visually) spectacular TRON: Legacy, and having Cruise onboard as the lead is a major plus.  The synopsis release also notes that Kosinski is shooting Oblivion in digital 4K resolution in the U.S. and Iceland.  The supporting cast includes Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Olga Kurylenko, Melissa Leo, and Morgan FreemanOblivion hits theaters on April 26th, 2013.  Hit the jump to read the full synopsis.

oblivion-comic-book-coverHere’s the official synopsis for Oblivion:

OBLIVION April 26, 2013

Genre: Action-adventure

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.




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  • Casey

    Sounds like A live action version of Wall-E to me…

    • Yu Sheng Wu

      Now that you mention it…yeah. But who knows? Maybe it’s going to be a great movie.

  • mattinacan

    sounds great, i love a good scifi movie.. as long as it’s not done by Tyler Perry

  • henrieta

    you dont even have a single idea how truly groundbreaking this movie will be.its going to be THE MOVIE OF 2013

    • Frank

      And you do? Do you blow every dude that claims to be a hollywood executive or just the guys that tell you that Tom Cruise next movie will be “ground breaking” Cause you know how ground breaking the last 10 or so were.

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  • tim

    I was going to say sounds like Wall-E meets elysium. Interested to see how it turns out.

  • B

    Sounds predictable but still looking forward to this. Good team invovled.

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