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

     April 18, 2013


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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