Tom isn’t one for downtime, or studio backlots apparently! Right on the heels of Rock of Ages, and in the midst of the promotional ramp up for Jack Reacher, he’s spending his days on a volcano in Iceland putting the final touches on Universal’s Oblivion.(‘Oblivion’ studio news here.)
Although he has just stepped out of the klieg lights of the arena-rock stage, the Sci-Fi genre is nothing new for Tom. His work in Minority Report and War of the Worlds is some of his most popular, and from the sound of it (synopsis below), Oblivion should be another classic.
Oblivion Plot Synopsis Revealed Today
The official ‘Oblivion’ synopsis was released today and quickly established bases on entertainment and sic-fi sites alike…“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.
The Sound Of Oblivion
Director Joseph Kosinski is known for his interesting composer selections. For Tron: Legacy he went against the grain and recruited Daft Punk to handle the music. What on the surfaced seemed a little risky turned out to be a aural success. For Oblivion, Kosinski is again trying something new: The French electronic act M83.The bands frontman, Anthony Gonzalez, says he is ready for the challenge:
“I’m always trying to push myself and I try to do it with my studio albums, and now this is a new adventure, so I’m going to push myself even harder, and try to surprise people and move people with my music.”
You can read the entire article at Radical Publishing. Never heard M83? Here’s a sample of their sound.
“We Own The Sky”
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