UPDATED! THE TRAILER FOR OBLIVION IS NOW ONLINE! You can watch it in the embed below the concept art images.
Some pretty cool looking concept art has popped up over at i09 for Oblivion, an upcoming sci-fi epic from director Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy). It stars Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Zoe Bell, Melissa Leo and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. The screenplay, based off of a graphic novel idea by Kosinski and Arvid Nelson, was written by Kosinski, William Monahan (The Departed), Karl Gajdusek (Dead Like Me) and Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3, Star Wars: Episode VII). Here’s the official synopsis:
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 really like the look of the concept art and can’t wait to see some footage from the film. I absolutely love the aesthetic Kosinski employed with the Tron sequel, which of course was a result of the inspiration of the original Tron, and it’s nice to see Kosinski’s knack for visuals continues with Oblivion. The film comes out in April so I imagine we’ll be seeing a teaser or full trailer sometime in the next month or two.
I know that Tron: Legacy wasn’t a perfect movie but I really dug it and it’s a movie that I think of when I want to watch something fun and visually satisfying. Since Kosinski’s first film was a franchise film, I’m really intrigued to see what he does with an original sci-fi story. It’s clear that the visuals will be of interest to me based on what I’ve seen thus far, so I hope the story will as equally good as the visual design. With a pretty good scripting team and a cast that I find really appealing, Oblivion has definitely captured my attention. In the meantime, I may have to revisit Tron: Legacy as I await footage from this flick.
by Ben McBride