While it isn’t certain whether or not Tom Cruise’s Oblivion will sink (like Jack Reacher) or swim (like Minority Report), we now know that the soundtrack will at least rock.
Musician Anthony Gonzalez has provided tracks from his electronic pop band M83, for the new sci-fi adventure that sees Tom Cruise as the last repairman stationed on Earth. Their track titled Oblivion is a perfect soundscape for the sci fi flick, and features M83’s unique sound.
The track also features the vocals of Susanne Sundfor, who makes a prominent appearance on the track. Susanne is a popular singer in Norway, and has sold a bunch of records. This track should give the singer some great crossover success.
In addition to the song “Oblivion,” Anthony Gonzalez has scored the entire soundtrack which included 18 tracks in total if you’re buying the deluxe edition. The news that Gonzalez would score the film with Tron composer Joseph Trapanese, came in June, and now the album is on pre-order which will be released on April 9.
This isn’t the first time M83’s music has been featured in films. Their song “My Tears Are Becoming A Sea” was featured in the trailer for french film Rust And Bone, and few of their songs were featured in Red Riding Hood. Gonzalez spoke back in December about what inspires his music:
“I love composing music, and making music with pictures in my head. That’s really what is driving me. I was watching a lot of very peaceful movies. It was a great quality for the pictures, and beautifully filmed., like Terrence Malick.
Cinema is a biggest influence for me, even bigger than music itself. This album is build as a soundtrack, like an imaginary film, so this is what we try to convey.”
The official synopsis of Oblivion reads as:
“Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. 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.”
The film was originally set for a July 10 release, but was then pushed forward because the release date conflicted with Jurassic Park’s 3D re-release. Oblivion is said to his theaters nationwide on April 19.
Hear M83’s track for Oblivion here: