The International trailer is out for Joseph Kosinski‘s (Tron Legacy) new scifi epic Oblivion starring Tom Cruise. We’re getting a little better look down this scifi rabbit hole. The tone of action in this trailer is a bit more intense then the last one, which seemed to key more on Cruise’s characters confusion. There’s an interesting block of text that appears after the video ends which says:
A court martial sends a veteran soldier to a distant planet, where he has to destroy the remains of an alien race. The arrival of an unexpected traveller causes him to question what he knows about the planet, his mission and himself.
Which is considerably different to the earlier tag text from the first trailer:
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.
What do you think so far? I’m planning to check out this movie at the theater and from all I’ve seen so far it looks like a fun movie. It’s certainly nothing like fellow Scientologist John Travolta‘s Battlefield Earth boondoggle.
Oblivion opens in theaters everywhere April 19th with early screenings in IMAX starting April 12th. (That’s another new Hollywood trend, premiering the movie in the more expensive IMAX form at an earlier date to boost opening revenue.)
Joining Cruise are Olga Kurylenko, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Melissa Leo