"They lied to you. It's time to learn the truth."
From the onset, the upcoming sci-fi movie Oblivion, it seemed that Tom Cruise was starring in a WALL-E-inspired, solitary story about a man who repairs damaged drones on an uninhabited earth with just a hint of a larger conspiracy in the distance — hinted at by a shadowy, cigar-smoking Morgan Freeman.
"I think the trailer does a good job at hinting that the film does have a number of twists and turns and there are hard questions being asked and there is a character who is under pressure," director Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy) said of the movie's first trailer to MTV last December. "But I don't really want to say much more than that as to what the plot of the movie is."
Instead, more pieces to the puzzle are revealed in Oblivion's latest trailer, which reveals more of Freeman's message of conspiracy as well as more of the crash landing of Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace), who arrives on Earth and has a history with Cruise's character and might be the key to him remembering the truth. watch the trailer >> Posted 02.14.13 by Ryan
We've got a pretty good idea what director Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy) wants his new sci-fi epic, Oblivion, to look like because several pieces of artwork from the upcoming Radical Publishing graphic novel on which the movie is based were released nearly two years ago. We also have a pretty good idea of what headliner Tom Cruise will look like as Jack, a drone (read: clone) assigned to maintain the machines left behind after humanity has all but abandoned the earth, thanks to some recent "spy" pics from the set in Iceland. Now, we also have a pretty good idea what Oblivion will sound like, as well. Kosinski, who hand-picked the French electronic music duo Daft Punk to score Tron: Legacy, has announced that French electronic act M83 will score Oblivion. what did kosinski say about M83? >> Posted 07.03.12 by BrentJS
Though superstar actor Tom Cruise's personal life seems to be in disarray, his movie career is on an upward trajectory once again. His last movie, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, was a huge success, raking in nearly $700 million worldwide, and Cruise is currently starring in Rock of Ages as abs-tastic '80s rocker Stacee Jaxx, which has been helping him earn back some of the female fans he lost following his infamous appearnce on The Oprah Show back in 2005. Next up, Cruise will be playing the eponymous character in Jack Reacher, an adaptation of author Lee Child's 2005 novel One Shot, and we recently got our first look at Cruise as the former Military Police Officer-turned-drifter who seems to be a trouble magnet.
After Jack Reacher, Cruise will play another "Jack" in Oblivion, a post-apocalyptic epic based on the upcoming Radical Publishing graphic novel of the same name created by Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski, who also directs. Cruise started filming Oblivion in Louisiana a few months ago, but it has since moved on to Iceland, where an amateur photographer managed to snap several photos of Cruise on the set, wearing the environment suit of Jack, a drone (read: clone) who maintains and repairs the machinery left behind by humanity to extract the last of the earth's resources after the planet has been all but abandoned. see cruise on the set of Oblivion >> Posted 07.02.12 by BrentJS
For a movie about the end of the world, the cast of director Joseph Kosinski's follow-up to Tron: Legacy continues to grow as quickly as the title keeps changing. Originally titled Oblivion, the name of the movie was later changed to Horizon, then, most recently, lost name and became "untitled."
Deadline reports that Morgan Freeman is the latest actor to join the cast of the sci-fi epic. What role he will play is unknown. The report refers to the movie as Oblivion, which makes sense since that is also the title of Kosinski's graphic novel that the movie is based on. Radical Studios will release the novel later this year. more about Oblivion, er the movie >> Posted 02.10.12 by Ryan
Finding (and keeping) a female lead to star opposite Tom Cruise in Universal's upcoming sci-fi epic from director Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy) hasn't been easy. Previously titled both Horizons and Oblivion, Kosinski cast actress Jessica Chastain (The Help, The Tree of Life) in one of the movie's two female lead roles, but Chastain recently dropped out after accepting a role in Kathryn Bigelow's Untitled Osama Bin Laden project.
Chastain won the role last September over several other contenders, but no one had been cast in the other role. Kosinski had auditioned Hayley Atwell (Captain America), Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds), and Kate Beckinsale (Underworld) in October for the other female role, but no actress was officially announced.
Now, it looks like Kosinski has changed tack with Variety reporting that two actresses, Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) and Andrea Riseborough (W.E.), will star opposite Cruise in the futuristic movie. what roles will they play? >> Posted 01.20.12 by Ryan
In August, five actresses were in contention for one of two female roles in Universal's upcoming sci-fi epic Horizons (formerly titled Oblivion), a role that was eventually won by Jessica Chastain (The Help, The Tree of Life). The movie stars Tom Cruise as a lonely man named Jack who repairs the drones that fight aliens on the planet's surface in a post-apocalyptic future.
Deadline reports that Hayley Atwell (Captain America), Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds), and Kate Beckinsale (Underworld) are all traveling to Pittsburgh this weekend to read for the role with Cruise, who is currently shooting the adaptation of One Shot in the city. According to the report, the actresses are vying for the role of a mysterious young woman who crash lands on Earth, much to Cruise's surprise, which would mean that Chastain has been cast as Julia, Jack's fiancee on Earth before the alien invasion. washington gets Unchained >> Posted 10.27.11 by Ryan
Jessica Chastain is on fire. In just 2011 alone, she has starred in or will yet star in seven (!) features, sharing screen time with the likes of Al Pacino (Wilde Salmoe), Sam Worthington (The Debt), Brad Pitt (The Tree of Life) and Ralph Fiennes (Coriolanus), and she's already completed work on two other movie that are in post-production. Now, Variety has reported that Chastain has landed one of the two leading female roles opposite Tom Cruise in Horizons (formerly Oblivion), a new sci-fi epic from the mind of Joseph Kosinski, director of last year's Tron: Legacy. more about Horizons >> Posted 09.27.11 by BrentJS
Director Joseph Kosinski is following his feature debut of Tron: Legacy with another futuristic adventure based on his as-yet-unpublished, illustrated, sci-fi graphic novel Oblivion. Due to the popular video game Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Universal is titling the movie Horizons.
Tom Cruise is set to star in Horizons, playing a man named Jack who repairs the drones that fight the aliens who have already destroyed most of humanity. Variety reports that five actresses have tested for the movie, including Jessica Chastain (The Help, The Tree of Life), Olivia Wilde (Tron: Legacy, Cowboys and Aliens), Brit Marling (Another Earth), Noomi Rapace (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) and Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace). The actresses are testing for two key female roles — Jack's lover and right-hand woman Victoria, and Julia, Jack's fiancee on Earth before the invasion. Wilde would seem to have an advantage after working with Kosinski on Tron: Legacy, but nothing is certain.
Universal has been saying "no" to plenty of projects of late, including director McG's adaptation of Ouija, as well as passing on director Ron Howard's ambitious adaptation of Stephen King's epic Dark Tower series, but seems confident about Horizons, which already has a release date of July 19, 2013. William Monahan (The Departed) and Karl Gadjusek wrote the script, with Michael Arndt recently performing a script "polish". Wilde to replace Garner in Chemistry; Lo Pan Searches for green eyes in R.I.P.D. >> Posted 08.26.11 by Ryan
Universal Studios has set the release dates on three of its high-profile projects. While the good news is that these movies are definitely getting made without forcing a director to rush to a release date, the bad news is that we have to wait some time for them.
Arriving first is director Oliver Stone's adaptation of Savages, based on the novel by Don Winslow. The drama features an all-star cast that includes Taylor Kitsch (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass), Benicio Del Toro (The Wolfman), Salma Hayek (Grown Ups), Blake Lively (Green Lantern), John Travolta, and Uma Thurman. The story involves Kitsch and Johnson as two pot dealers who have their girlfriend (Lively) kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel and have to find a way to pay the ransom. Savages opens on September 28, 2012. when will we get Despicable Me 2 and Horizons/Oblivion? Posted 06.17.11 by Ryan
The future of director Joseph Kosinski's Horizons (formerly Oblivion), a planned movie adaptation of his as-yet-unpublished illustrated sci-fi graphic novel, was somewhat in doubt when Disney, which had a first look deal with its Tron: Legacy director, put the project in turnaround because it was too mature in tone. Several other studios quickly began to circle the project, but Universal ended up acquiring the rights to it. Now, Deadline has reported Tom Cruise has committed to starring in the adaptation as as the lead character, Jak, a clone soldier in a future world where humanity lives in floating cities because the surface is infested with a brutal race of aliens called The Scavengers. more about Horizons >> Posted 05.22.11 by BrentJS