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.]
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Here’s the official synopsis for Oblivion:
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.