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Tom Cruise Encounters a Dystopian New York City In First Poster For ‘Oblivion’

Posted by , on December 7, 2012 at 1:41 pm 

While his last few blockbuster features have seen him strictly in action mode, Tom Cruise is about to enter a whole new world with the sci-fi film Oblivion. Director Joseph Kosinski‘s Tron: Legacy follow-up sees Cruise on a dystopian Earth as he gathers vital resources from the war-torn planet.

While a trailer is set to debut this Sunday, the first impressive poster has arrived via IGN and it sees our star look up at a very different New York City. Although the helmer’s last effort was severely lacking in story, hopefully this one makes up for it, as he clearly has an excellent visual eye. Check out the poster below for the film featuring a score from M83 and also starring Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Melissa Leo.

Synopsis:

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 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.

Oblivion hits theaters on April 19th, with an exclusive IMAX run the week before.


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