The Tom Cruise starring futuristic sci-fi film Oblivion will be out next spring. It is being directed by Joseph Kosinski of the beautiful-looking Tron:Legacy. One of the coolest things about it was the look of the grid. Kosinski has a good eye for stuff like that and Oblivion is his film completely meaning he wrote it, so I’m hopeful that his writing skills match-up to his ability to shoot a scene. It’s about a future where Tom Cruise is one of the last men left on earth and his job is to repair drones that help protect us from aliens. Morgan Freeman is in it too, so that’s good. I’m assuming a lot more will happen than that, but it has me at the premise.
It’s been filming for a while and wraps production in about a month or so. Word has it that the Prog-Rock Electronic band M83 has been tapped to do the score for the film. Without seeing one bit of footage of this film, I know that this is an inspired choice. Joseph Kosinski was a music video director prior to directing films, so this is a case of him reaching back a bit I’m sure, but I give him full credit for this for two reasons:
1) M83 is one of my favorite bands of the last 3-4 years
2) Daft Punk’s score made Tron:Legacy a better film than it had any business being.
I liked Tron:L, but I can agree it had many many flaws. However, the music was not one of them. The music fully ingratiated me into the world further, and was awesome. It also wasnt just a soundtrack. It was a full score. I think M83 can pull this off as well. They do epic music better than most.
A teaser trailer for this film can’t come soon enough.