Since most Collider readers won’t have the opportunity to attend this year’s WonderCon in Anaheim, California, I decided to do the next best thing: take a ton of pictures from the convention floor. While WonderCon is still a small convention when compared to its sibling Comic-Con, I love being able to walk the floor with ease and I also cherish the abundance of indie dealers that haven’t (yet) been pushed out by Hollywood and the huge corporations. If you like getting all the free swag that’s in abundance in San Diego every summer, WonderCon is not for you, but if you want to experience what Comic-Con was like before it became mainstream, WonderCon is great. However, with the popularity of geek culture expanding every year, it’s only a matter of time before WonderCon becomes Comic-Con, just in a different city and earlier in the year.
Hit the jump to check out 50 images from the convention floor. Some of the highlights include Tom Cruise‘s ship from Oblivion, the Mondo booth, tons of toys, Kevin Tong’s booth, comic books, costumes, and a lot more. And one last thing…WonderCon just opened a few hours ago. Over the next 48 hours we’ll be covering a number of the panels and conducting a lot of exclusive interviews. Check back all weekend for constant updates.
New images from writer/director Joseph Kosinski’s sci-fi epic Oblivion are now available. In addition to the futuristic tech and machinery showcased here, we get new looks at characters played by Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Morgan Freeman and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Oblivion finds drone repairman Jack Harper (Cruise) scavenging Earth for scarce resources when a beautiful stranger (Kurylenko) crash lands and turns his world upside-down.
The film also stars Andrea Riseborough, and Melissa Leo. Oblivion opens in traditional and IMAX theaters on April 19th. Hit the jump to view the new images.
Universal has unveiled a bounty of goodies from director Joseph Kosinski’s upcoming sci-fi pic Oblivion. The featurettes focus on Kosinski’s desire to do as many of the film’s visual effects in camera as possible, and it’s absolutely fascinating to see how he pulled off some of these tricks. For scenes in the film’s skytower, instead of using a blue screen to fill out the sky background, Kosinski actually projected footage of the real sky (which he shot in Maui) 360 degrees around the set, so everything the audience sees in the background is practical. The other featurette focuses on the creation of the pic’s “bubble ship,” and it’s another interesting look into Kosinski’s strong flair for design.
Hit the jump to take a look at the featurettes and TV spots. The film also stars The film also stars Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, and Morgan Freeman. Oblivion opens in traditional and IMAX theaters on April 19th.
A couple of new featurettes for two upcoming films have been released online. Briefly:
- Oblivion – A new featurette for director Joseph Kosinski’s (Tron: Legacy) sci-fi film boasts a great deal of new footage along with Kosinski and Tom Cruise elaborating on the film’s intriguing plot, which finds Cruise’s character discovering a crashed spaceship on the dystopian Earth’s surface where he works as a drone repairman. The film opens on April 19th.
- Olympus Has Fallen – A new featurette for director Antoine Fuqua’s (Training Day) White House actioner also features a good amount of new footage from the film with Fuqua and the cast (Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, and Rick Yune) talking about the pic’s heavy action factor. The film opens on March 22nd.
Hit the jump to watch both featurettes.
Director Joseph Kosinski famously collaborated with the music duo Daft Punk on the score for Tron: Legacy, and for his new film Oblivion, Kosinski has once again reached out to the music community for the pic’s soundtrack. The filmmaker has been developing Oblivion for a number of years, and in a recent interview with Steve the filmmaker revealed that as early as his first treatment for the script in 2005, he had noted his desire for a soundtrack from the electronic band M83.
Kosinski’s dream came true, as Anthony Gonzales and Co. have composed the entire original score for Oblivion and now the first track from their efforts has been unveiled online. “StarWaves” is a decidedly synth-heavy cut, but it does a nice job of mirroring the scope and expansiveness of Oblivion that we’ve seen in the trailers. Hit the jump to take a listen and to see what Kosinski had to say about M83’s score for the film. Oblivion opens in IMAX and traditional theaters on April 19th.
Oblivion, Universal’s latest sci-fi endeavor, will now hit IMAX screens non-IMAX screens on April 19th. Universal had previously planned to sneak the film in IMAX on April 12th. Deadline is reporting that pushing the Tom Cruise vehicle back a week will result with less competition in theaters with only Ashton Kutcher’s jOBS set to release that week, and will allow the star to court the ever important international market where the film is still set to release on April 12th. Also, Universal will give its release of Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park 3D, out on April 5th, some breathing room allowing moviegoers an extra week to fondly revisit 1993, and get their dinosaur fix in stunning IMAX. This follows the studio’s other recent changes to Kick-Ass 2 (August 16th) and 2 Guns (August 2nd) as well as the announcement that R.I.P.D. (July 19th) will be released in 3D.
Universal Pictures has released a new trailer for director Joseph Kosinski’s upcoming sci-fi film Oblivion. The story takes place on a dystopian Earth and stars Tom Cruise as a drone repairman who holds the future of mankind in his hands after discovering a crashed spaceship. While the film’s first trailer was a tad underwhelming, this is undoubtedly the best trailer yet. It does an excellent job of setting up the film’s plot while also teasing some absolutely gorgeous visuals and exciting tech. We also get a good look at the character played by Melissa Leo, who appears to have some mysterious motives.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, and Morgan Freeman. Oblivion opens on April 12th exclusively in IMAX theaters, and expands nationwide on April 19th. [Update: Universal has also unveiled a batch of high-resolution images and posters, which are now included after the jump.]
Universal Pictures has released a couple of new posters for director Joseph Kosinski’s (Tron: Legacy) upcoming sci-fi pic Oblivion. The story takes place on a dystopian Earth and stars Tom Cruise as a drone repairman who holds the future of mankind in his hands after discovering a crashed spaceship. These posters highlight Cruise’s relationship with a mysterious character played by Morgan Freeman, as well as the vast, dystopian landscape of Earth. The latest trailer did an excellent job of laying out the film’s plot and the visuals look gorgeous, so hopefully Kosinski delivers a worthy entry into the sci-fi genre.
Hit the jump to take a look at the posters. The film also stars Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, and Melissa Leo. Oblivion opens on April 12th exclusively in IMAX theaters, and expands nationwide on April 19th.
A new trailer and poster have been released for Joseph Kosinski‘s sci-fi action film, Oblivion. The story takes place on a dystopian Earth, and stars Tom Cruise as a drone repairman who holds the future of mankind in his hands after discovering a crashed spaceship. The first trailer didn’t do much for me, but this new trailer does a much better job of laying out the plot, the conflict, and the larger world. Now I’m intrigued, and I hope that Kosinski can deliver on the premise.
Hit the jump to check out the new trailer as well as Spanish poster. The film also stars Olga Kurylenko, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, and Melissa Leo. Oblivion opens April 19th.
A few new TV spots surfaced this weekend for…
- Oblivion – Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, and Olga Kurylenko star in Joseph Kosinski‘s sci-fi actioner set in a future where Earth has been abandoned.
- Pain & Gain – Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, and Anthony Mackie play three personal trainers who band together for a heist and get in way over their heads. Michael Bay directs.
- Movie 43 -Johnny Knoxville, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Jason Sudeikis, Kate Winslet, Elizabeth Banks, Emma Stone, Liev Schreiber, Anna Faris, Naomi Watts, and many others star in this comedy omnibus.
Watch the TV spots after the jump.
New images from two upcoming April films that both star Olga Kurylenko have been released online. First up, a new image from director Joseph Kosinski’s sci-fi pic Oblivion has been released. The story takes place on a dystopian Earth and stars Tom Cruise as a drone repairman who finds himself holding the future of mankind in his hands after discovering a crashed spaceship. This new image doesn’t feature Kurylenko, but it does give is a nice look at Cruise making his “intense running” face while flanked by what looks like a bubble helicopter. Oblivion opens on April 19th.
New images from writer/director Terrence Malick’s upcoming romantic drama To the Wonder have also been released. The film stars Kurylenko as a woman who travels to Oklahoma to be with the man she loves, only to discover that their relationship isn’t as strong as they previously thought. Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams also star and are featured in these images, but it’s my understanding that Kurylenko is the main focus of Malick’s dialogue-lite pic. To the Wonder opens on April 12th. Hit the jump to take a look at the images. [Update: More new images from To the Wonder have been released including a look at Javier Bardem.]
Joseph Kosinski is two for two in hiring cool bands to score his first two movies. Daft Punk fit right in with the TRON: Legacy universe, and we expect the same from M83 for Oblivion. Kosinski told us in December, “I went back and I found my first treatment for Oblivion from 2005 and it had listed in the treatment a soundtrack of M83.”
It’s not much to go on, but M83 has posted a short clip to their YouTube channel of a drum battle between band member Loic Maurin and Ilan Rubin that will feature in an “Oblivion action scene” according to the description. You can hear the full dramatic orchestral score in the background. Watch the drum battle after the jump. Oblivion—starring Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, and Olga Kurylenko—opens April 12.
A few new images from some anticipated upcoming 2013 releases have been released online. Briefly:
- Oblivion – Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski helms this original sci-fi pic that sees Tom Cruise working as a drone repairman on a dystopian Earth. The film opens on April 19th.
- World War Z – Brad Pitt fronts the epic zombie apocalypse pic from director Marc Forster. The film opens on June 21st.
- Oz the Great and Powerful – This prequel to The Wizard of Oz is brought to life by director Sam Raimi. The film opens in 3D on March 8th.
- Despicable Me 2 – The sequel to 2010’s animated hit finds those adorable minions front and center. The film opens in 3D on July 3rd.
Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses.
In a small, nondescript office building somewhere in Los Angeles, director Joseph Kosinski (TRON: Legacy) and his post-production team are working feverishly behind the scenes finishing up his second feature film, Oblivion, for its April 19 release. Tom Cruise stars as one of the last remaining drone repairman stationed on a post-apocalyptic 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. When Cruise’s character rescues a beautiful stranger 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.” Oblivion also stars Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Melissa Leo.
Recently, I got to do an extended interview with Kosinski at his post-production facility. We talked about how he came up with the idea, why they filmed in Louisiana and used the new Sony CineAlta F65 camera, how and why they’re releasing the film a week early in IMAX, why he chose M83 to do the soundtrack (and if it’s all new music), how long was his first cut and what’s the current running time, how he landed Cruise, the costumes and design of the ships, why Disney passed and how it landed at Universal, if things changed on set, and so much more. Hit the jump for what he had to say.
As 2012 winds down to a close, it’s tough to see us having another year filled with so many good movies anytime soon. Nevertheless, looking to 2013 there’s certainly reason to be excited, and what better way to kick off the new year than to take a look at what 2013 has in store for us by way of blockbuster filmmaking? We’ve compiled a list of 20 “blockbusters” to look forward to in the coming year, and the resulting preview teases some promisingly diverse fare. Naturally there’s no lack of superhero movies headed our way, but we’ve also got a great mix of exciting entries in horror, comedy, sci-fi, and drama to look forward to. Hit the jump to take a look at our 2013 Blockbuster Preview.