The setting: a post-apocalyptic Earth. The time: The future, when Earth has evolved beyond recognition. In fact, most people live in the clouds because Earth is no longer habitable. They face a terrifying threat from the Scavs, with whom they’ve had decades of war.
In “Oblivion,” Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is a drone repairman and former soldier. As one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth, he’s part of a massive operation to extract vital resources from the planet. He lives and patrols the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above the planet. But when Jack rescues a beautiful stranger (Andrea Riseborough) from a downed spacecraft, his life gets turned upside down. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces Jack to question everything he knows. Ultimately he ends up on a journey of redemption and discovery, and battles to save the fate of mankind.
Directed by Joseph Kosinski from a screenplay by William Monahan, Karl Gajdusek and Michael Arndt, “Oblivion” is an epic science fiction thriller. Filmed in stunning digital 4K resolution on location across the U.S. and Iceland, the film is scheduled for a limited IMAX release one week before its general release on April 19, 2013 by Universal Pictures. “Oblivion” also stars Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Melissa Leo and Zoe Bell.