We were just reporting how a sequel to Tron: Legacy was on the horizon, and that Joseph Kosinski would be back to direct after he put the finishing touches on his sci-fi epic, Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise. Today, we get to show off a new trailer that focuses on Cruise as a drone repairman on Earth after a battle decimates the planet. Check out the synopsis and trailer below.
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.
I’ll be honest and say that this trailer didn’t do anything for me until I saw a creature show up. As much as I think Kosinski is a talented director, and I’ll watch any movie that Cruise is in; this doesn’t really impress me yet. We’ll see as we get a better trailer in the future I guess.
Oblivion is out April 13th, 2013. The film stars Morgan Freeman and Olga Kurylenko alongside Cruise.