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‘Oblivion’: New trailer for Tom Cruise’s latest arrives

- January 21st, 2013

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If science fiction is your thing, Tom Cruise is definitely gunning for your attention with his next project, Oblivion.

Teaming up with TRON: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski and Morgan Freeman, Cruise plays drone repairman Jack Harper who is on clean-up duty after a war destroys Earth. Humanity had to abandon the planet – or did they? Freeman shows up very Morpheus-like to let Cruise know that not all is what it seems. “They lied to you,” he says mysteriously. “It’s time you know the truth.”

After last year’s Rock of Ages and Jack Reacher, Oblivion continues Cruise’s streak of acting against type – it’ll be his first full-on sci-fi role since War of the Worlds.

A new TV spot doesn’t help clear up the plot, but it does offer up dazzling action sequences and images of a scorched planet that, if nothing else, look nice. Kosinski’s TRON was a mess plot-wise, but it was one of 2010′s best looking films.

And I’m not just talking about Olivia Wilde.

Check out the trailer and let us know what you think of Cruise’s latest.

Oblivion, which also stars Olga Kurylenko and Melissa Leo, opens April 19.

Tom Cruise shows off sci-fi side in ‘Oblivion’ trailer

- December 10th, 2012

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Ever wanted to see Tom Cruise in a WALL-E-type role? Well, here’s your chance. Universal has released the first trailer for Oblivion, the first of Cruise’s upcoming sci-fi double-header (he’s also starring in All You Need Is Kill in 2014).

In the film, which is being directed by Joseph Kosinski (TRON: Legacy), Cruise is on clean up duty after humans and aliens go one-on-one.

“Sixty years ago, Earth was attacked,” Cruise says. “We won the war, but they destroyed half the planet. Everyone’s been evacuated, nothing human remains.”

So, a Yankees-cap wearing Cruise is back on abandoned Earth along with Olga Kurylenko to fix up some derelict space crafts.

Like Cruise said, there’s supposed to be nothing human left, but a cigar-smoking Morgan Freeman is around to let us know that there might be more than meets the eye kicking around the planet.

Oblivion hits theaters April 26, 2013. Check out the trailer and let us know what you think in the comments.