Tom Cruise’s ‘Oblivion’ Gets a Poster; Trailer This Weekend

Published 1 year ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 8:46 pm,

oblivion poster tom cruise Tom Cruises Oblivion Gets a Poster; Trailer This Weekend

The post-apocalyptc science-fiction genre is alive as ever (ironically), and next year will see the release of two new installments anchored by aging (but still massively-popular) A-listers: After Earth, starring Will and Jaden Smith – with M. Night Shyamalan directing – and Oblivion, featuring Tom Cruise in the lead and Joseph Kosinski (TRON: Legacy) at the helm.

Unfortunately, we had to pull conceptual artwork for Oblivion that was posted earlier this week (at studio’s request). However, on the plus side, we can now offer the official poster; not to mention, an update on when the first trailer will be available for viewing online.

Here is the official synopsis for Oblivion (which is based on the unpublished graphic novel created by Kosinski):

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 in 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.

Check out the Oblivion poster (via IGN) below:

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Disney was originally going to fund and distribute Kosinski’s new sci-fi project, but the two parted ways after the Mouse House decided a hard-edged PG-13 sci-fi thriller wouldn’t be appropriate for its family-friendly banner. At the time, it was speculated that the moderate (but below-expectations) financial returns for Legacy contributed to Disney’s decision to pass on Oblivion; however, recent reports on renewed development for Tron 3 (with Kosinski expected to return as director) suggest otherwise.

Either way, Universal is backing Oblivion and the project has secured a solid roster of acting talent, including Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace, Magic City), Andrea Riseborough (W.E.) and ‘Kingslayer’ himself, Nikolaj-Coster-Waldau (a.k.a. Jamie Lannister on Game of Thrones).

The Oblivion trailer is scheduled to drop this Sunday, December 9th, so we should have a better idea of what to expect from the film soon enough (in terms of style and tone). That footage stands to leave a strong visual impression, judging by that leaked artwork and the official poster; not to mention, the involvement of people like Legacy director of photography Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi), supervising art director Kevin Ishioka and production designer Darren Gilford.

Oblivion was written by Oscar-winner William Monahan (The DepartedSin City: A Dame to Kill For), Karl Gajdusek (Trepass, co-creator of Last Resort) and Oscar-winner Michael Arndt (Star Wars: Episode VII). Keep an eye out for the trailer to pop up here at Screen Rant this weekend.

Meanwhile, the actual film hits IMAX theaters exclusively on April 12th, 2013; it opens in regular theaters a week later on the 19th.

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Source: IGN

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  1. “the Mouse House decided a hard-edged PG-13 sci-fi thriller wouldn’t be appropriate for its family-friendly banner”

    So much for a Dark and mature live TV Star Wars Show ! I can’t imagine Disney ever make it a reality as it was planed ! Sad Sad Sad !

    • I’m psyched for STAR VIIARS LEGACY

  2. Great looking poster! Excited to see the trailer! :)

  3. I think cruise is a descent actor interesting plot and awesome poster I look forward to the trailer

  4. Tom Cruise is really knocking them out lately, wasnt expecting to see anything for this for ages! Love the poster and can’t wait for a trailer

  5. Poster looks nice, hopefully the movie will be as nice

  6. Looks Great!!! Tom Cruise keeps racking up hits.

  7. Tom Cruise………………..yawn.

    • :::Throwing popcorn into Stark’s mouth:::

  8. I could almost see Tom Cruise in that poster scream : “Damn it all to hell! Those maniacs! They finally gone and done it… They blew it all up!” :)

  9. I really like the poster for the most part but feel a little “let down”, that may not be the correct way to phrase it. Anyway I feel and state that because I have become accostumed to seeing the drawings that have been previously posted or I should state the concept art. I love the art, especially the costumes, but who’s to say that they are or are not present in the film. Wait and see I shall.

    Overall, I am overjoyed that there will be a trailer this weekend, this is like an early Christmas present because I have really been interested in this movie and the graphic novel.

    • *accustomed, sorry

  10. How do skyscrapers turn into pillars of rock? Do the mountains rise up and encase them.. Or is there a kind of mineral superstorm that blasts them with rocky debris.. Or are they fossils of the structures that were completely covered and over time were worn away and revealed.

    • It’s the magic of dirt.

  11. Sounds a lot like Wall-E to me.

    • It’s Wall-E’s repair man.

  12. poster kinda reminds me of inception, yet another poster influenced by nolan????

  13. wow looks provocatively intriguing. Keep the sci fi coming!

    • As long as it’s not like Prometheus!

  14. The visual imagination of Tron Legacy plus Tom Cruise=gold. Funny how his career was ‘over’ just three years ago. If this (and Reacher) is a hit, he’s starting this decade off better than the 2000s. Would really like to see him step away from the spy-action genre again into more films like this, or like Last Samurai.

  15. I’m in love with Katie Holmes!

  16. http://www.filmofilia.com/oblivion-trailer-debuts-127468/

    The international trailer is out now!

    • Thanks for the link. Looks interesting. It’s as if Tom Cruise somewhat channelled through the same energy he used when he did “Minority report”

  17. Amazing poster, love the tagline!

    @ Spacer: the skyscraper waterfall isn’t meant to be taken literally. It’s a visual metaphor for the memory of the past being transcribed to the present world through the mind’s eye of the main character.

    This movie better have epic lasers, there’s an alarming lack of lasers in movies (although the blue lasers in Avengers were nice)!

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