For his follow up to the visually stunning TRON: Legacy, director Joseph Kosinski is really swinging for the fences. The post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller Oblivion has all the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster. For those of you who haven’t heard much about the project, and before you scroll down to the eye candy, check out the official synopsis below:
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 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.
It’s a big budget sci-fi film of epic proportions…but it’s also kind of odd that the film is less than 6 months away and we’ve not seen much of it. The current rumor, and we stress rumor, is that the trailer drop in front of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. So while we play the waiting game a little bit longer, we can still enjoy small glimpses of what we might expect from this world Kosinski will share with us next April.
The following batch of spectacular images looks flat out amazing. No idea how it all plays into the story but for now just sit back and enjoy. For optimal enjoyment, please provide your own ohhhs and ahhhs
(UPDATE: the studio asked us to take down the images until the film’s release but we’ve learned this artwork is from Kosinski’s unreleased/cancelled graphic novel…which ultimately became the movie Oblivion).
[ARTWORK PULLED AT STUDIO’S REQUEST]
Director Joseph Kosinski is again joined by some this TRON: Legacy creative team including cinematographer Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi), production designer Darren Gilford and supervising art director Kevin Ishioka (Transformers: Dark of the Moon). Basically, I don’t think we have to worry about Oblivion lacking in the visuals department.
If you liked the images above you can check out loads more at Screen Rant. Even though they aren’t concept images from the movie some of them might find their way into Kosiniski’s film. Currently, Oblivion opens in U.S. theaters next Spring on April 19th, 2013. What do you think of the images? Does this get you interested in the project at all?