oblivion set pic First Official Synopsis For Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion   Starring Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko & Andrea Riseborough

Universal Pictures has made available this first official synopsis for Joseph Kosinski’s (Tron: Legacy) forthcoming sci-fi flick ‘Oblivion.’ Starring Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Morgan Freeman, Mellissa Leo and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the film is based on Kosinski’s own Radical Publishing comic book series. ‘Oblivion’ takes place in an apocalyptic future where most of the population live in clouds above an earth surface that has been rendered uninhabitable. Tom Cruise will play a soldier who’s stuck alone on the planet, repairing the drones that patrol and destroy a savage alien life form. He encounters a beautiful woman who crashes in a craft, and their experience together forces him to question his world view. Olga Kurylenko will play Cruise’s lover and partner who acts as an anchor to the city in the clouds while he performs his repair work on the surface below. Andrea Riseborough will play the crash-landed stranger who sways Cruise’s character away from his lover. ‘Oblivion’ is pencilled in for a April 26th, 2013 release date. Check out the new synopsis below.

Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. 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. Oblivion will be shot in stunning digital 4K resolution on location across the United States and Iceland.