Posted on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
We’ve been tracking the development of Joseph Kosinski‘s Oblivion since its earliest Hollywood incarnation. The director of Tron Legacy has been working on the film for almost 10 years and started pitching it in 2009. Since then, he’s seen it set up at multiple studios with different titles and various co-stars. Now, finally, in the Summer of 2012 we have a glimpse at set photos from the film which stars Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Melissa Leo, Morgan Freeman, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and others.
Oblivion is scheduled for an April 26, 2013 release and tells a post-apocalyptic story of a world that’s primarily in the sky because the surface has been destroyed. One day a repairman (Cruise), who works on the desolate and dangerous surface, finds a girl who says she’s on a science experiement from 60 years prior and knows who he is.
Check out the first set photos from the film after the jump.
The below photos are from Wenn.com via Coming Soon. They’re from outside the Empire State Building and, taking into consideration the plot description above, are likely from a flashback or possibly the opening of the film.
Oblivion is now under the Universal umbrella and the script had several passes by famous screenwriters: Michael Ardnt, William Monahan and others. It’s based on a graphic novel that Koskinski wrote which was published in 2010 but is currently out of print.
Though it’s had a long, tumultuous route to the big screen, Oblivion is a film that’s long been on our radar for a reason. Its high concept blend of sci-fi, action and mystery give it almost unlimited potential and Universal is showing extreme confidence scheduling the film one week before Iron Man 3, likely to be one of 2013′s biggest films.
What do you make of these photos? Do you think Kosinski can make a total winner after Tron Legacy?