New Synopsis For Oblivion, Starring Tom Cruise

Sci-fi project from TRON: Legacy director has epic written all over it.

Posted 29th June 2012, 10:23am in Tom Cruise, Oblivion, News
New Synopsis For Oblivion, Starring Tom Cruise

The first official synopsis has been released over at Collider for the upcoming sci-fi movie Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise. TRON: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is helming the project, which also stars Andrea Riseborough, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Melissa Leo, Morgan Freeman and Olga Kurylenko.

Normally synopses aren't exactly massive news, but this sounds like an epic in the making. We're suckers for large-scale, high-concept sci-fi, (and hyphenated phrases, as you can see), and can't wait to see what comes of this one.

It's also always exciting to see a sci-fi being shot in Iceland - those opening scenes of Prometheus looked stunning, and the natural landscape there really lends itself to the genre.

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.