‘Oblivion’ Artwork Teases Tom Cruise’s New Sci-Fi Thriller [Updated]

Published 2 years ago by , Updated December 5th, 2012 at 2:43 pm,

Oblivion graphic novel Joseph Kosinski Oblivion Artwork Teases Tom Cruises New Sci Fi Thriller [Updated]

The first trailer for Tom Cruise’s post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller Oblivion is rumored to premiere with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey next week. However, it’s possible that rumor won’t pan out – much like recent claims about teaser footage for The Wolverine being attached to The Hobbit turned out to be false.

In the meantime, artwork for the film has appeared online; however, it’s not yet clear whether these images are just Andree Wallins’ illustrations for the unreleased graphic novel source material – which was written by Arvid Nelson and created by TRON: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski (who is helming Oblivion) – or conceptual artwork created specifically for the film version.

Either way, this material seems to offer a feasible approximation of the visual style we can expect in Oblivion, given the distinct similarities in world design and overall mise-en-scène of TRON: Legacy. In fact, Kosinski’s sophomore feature-length directing effort brings back Legacy personnel like cinematographer Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi), production designer Darren Gilford and supervising art director Kevin Ishioka (Transformers: Dark of the Moon) – so, you can count on Oblivion being as visually-impressive as Kosinski’s previous film.

Check out that Oblivion artwork below:




Here is an official synopsis for Oblivion:

 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.

Several writers are reported to have worked on the Oblivion script at some point, including Oscar-winner William Monahan (The Departed, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), Karl Gajdusek (Trepass, co-creator of Last Resort) and Oscar-winner Michael Arndt, who is now penning Star Wars: Episode VII. Of course, Legacy likewise reflected the efforts of several capable writers (and we know how that story panned out) – so, we’ll have to wait and see whether the final script is up to snuff this time around.

Oblivion opens in U.S. theaters on April 19th, 2013.


Source: JoBlo [via elseptimoarte]

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  1. What the heck, Elder Scrolls Oblivion didnt have all this sci-fi stuff in it. Once again hollywood proves that they cant make a decent video game adaptaion.

    • Um, you might want to re-read the second paragraph in this article.

      This film is completely unrelated to Elder Scrolls.

      • Lol

      • Lol how are you all falling for this.. *facepalming your facepalm*

    • I didnt think i could facepalm as hard as i just did, but jackson here helped prove me wrong

    • not the same as the game

    • What are you talking about? This is obviously a remake of Phantasm IV. Silly.

    • At first I thought the same thing because of the name but then looking at the concept art and reading the article and having a small amount of common sense I was able to figure out its in no way related to Elder Scrolls. lol. . . . .

  2. Looks awesome, I hope it’s better than Tron, it seems to have a lot of things working for it but then again… Tron…

  3. Well then this movie shouldnt use the name Oblivion cause Bethsheda Studios can sue them for it.

    • I think I lost a few IQ points after reading that…

      • I had to read it twice just to get over that fact that he said it. Does that mean I loose twice the IQ points?

  4. M83 is the best choice they could make for the soundtrack !!!

  5. Artwork (science fiction) will always be impressive, give me a good dialogue with a interesting plot

  6. Adding dragons will keep it up to date with Skyrim mythos, even if the storyline must be from an unreleased sub-plot in the previous game of The Elder Scrolls.

    • So Tom Cruise is Dovahkiin :)

  7. Impressive! Although I think it’s fair to say the actual movie almost never looks exactly like the concept art in most cases so we’ll see how it turns out. :)

  8. These are old pics from Andre Wallin. They were for the illustrated novel of the book, but the book is not happening now. You can find some of these pics on the website already. They were also in a preview book that was given out at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.

  9. What Gianluca Glazer sayd, they OLD concept pictures.
    I saw this lot one year agoo somewhere.

  10. Stop bashing Tron, that was a frickin good movie.

  11. Even if they’re old, they look totally awesome! Of course the script and characters are very important but then so is the visual element! You hardly get anything that makes you feel total awe, there is a lack of memorable sci-fi images in movies nowadays, nothing iconic! I wanna see space battles and crazy dogfights!

  12. insanity much?

  13. this movie opens in April… where is the trailer??