Tom Cruise has suddenly become one of the busiest actors in Hollywood after only appearing in two films between 2008′s Valkyrie and this year’s bomb Rock of Ages. Cruise will appear as the title character in this December’s Jack Reacher and is currently wrapping the sci-fi flick Oblivion. Cruise will then move on to star in All You Need Is Kill, before hopefully doing Van Helsing, Top Gun 2 and Mission Impossible 5. Oblivion must be great considering it is being described as “an original and groundbreaking cinematic event.” 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.” The film is directed by Joseph Kosinski (Tron Legacy) and also stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Olga Kurylenko, Melissa Leo, and Morgan Freeman. Oblivion hits theaters on April 26th, 2013.
Here is the official synopsis:
OBLIVION April 26, 2013
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.
Source : Collider