After a summer anyone would want to forget, Tom Cruise — the movie star — is back.
Just weeks before the release of his latest actioner Jack Reacher, the first trailer for Cruise’s next sci-fi escapade Oblivion, has arrived.
Written and directed by Joseph Kosinski (TRON: Legacy, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Cruise’s latest savior incarnation is Jack Harper.
A “drone repairman” who spends his days patrolling a war-ravaged, ruined earth after an alien war, Harper’s mission is to harvest precious resources for the human survivors who now live above the clouds.
Visually impressive if clinical — well, it was partly shot in Iceland — Tom Cruise intones during the clip:
“We won the war but they destroyed half the planet. Everyone’s been evacuated, nothing human remains.”
According to the plot, during one of his patrols Harper meets the enigmatic Olga Kurylenko after her craft is downed.
Following that encounter, he enters restricted territory and finds a hidden society of abandoned humans led by Morgan Freeman. Inevitably, Harper gets involved with Freeman’s mysterious band.
Also starring Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Melissa Leo, Zoe Bell, Olga Kurylenko and Morgan Freeman, Oblivion hits IMAX screens on April 12/13 before wide release on April 19, 2013.