[WATCH] Trailer #1 for Joseph Kosinski’s OBLIVION starring Tom Cruise

Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is set to follow-up that disappointing debut film next year with another futuristic sci-fi which looks decidedly more interesting. Adapted from his own graphic novel by Oscar-winning screenwriters William Monahan (The Departed) and Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3), Oblivion stars Tom Cruise as one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth following a devastating war. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources, his mission is nearly complete until he rescues a beautiful stranger (Olga Kurylenko) whose arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows. Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Melissa Leo and Zoë Bell also star. The striking visuals and design work are very promising in this first look at the film, offering a more bright and sterile post-apocalyptic world than we’re used to, and the quiet opening scenes with Cruise alone are oddly reminiscent of Wall-E. However, I can’t tell exactly what story Kosinski is trying to tell in this rather confused trailer, which seemingly takes influence liberally from I Am LegendTwelve MonkeysSolarisInception and more. But the visuals alone, plus the tantalizing addition of a score from M83, is enough to pique my interest for now.

Oblivion opens on IMAX on April 11, 2013. Check out the first trailer and poster below (via The Playlist).

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