Universal’s Oblivion Combines Science and Spectacle

The studio that has thrilled audiences with science fiction classics for over a century looks to the future once again with Oblivion, which stars Tom Cruise and hits theaters this spring.

Oblivion, which will be released in stunning IMAX realism nationwide on April 19, imagines a future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition and chronicles one man’s quest to save mankind.

Building off last year’s run of commercial and critical success, Universal Pictures is already off to a fast start in 2013. Identity Thief, Universal’s first hit of the new year starring Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) and Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), has remained at the top of the box office since its release in February, spending three weeks at number one and becoming the first film to top $100 million this year.

About Oblivion:

Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the visionary director of TRON: Legacy and producers 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.

2077: Jack Harper (Cruise) serves as a security repairmen stationed on an evacuated Earth.  Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying alien threat who still scavenges what’s left of our planet, Jack’s mission is almost complete.  In a matter of two weeks, he will join the remaining survivors on a lunar colony far from the war-torn world he has long called home.

Living in and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, Jack’s soaring existence is brought crashing down after he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft.  Drawn to Jack through a connection that transcends logic, her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he thought he knew.  With a reality that is shattered as he discovers shocking truths that connect him to Earth of the past, Jack will be pushed to a heroism he didn’t know he contained within.  The fate of humanity now rests solely in the hands of a man who believed our world was soon to be lost forever.

Oblivion was shot in stunning digital 4K resolution on location across the United States and Iceland.  www.oblivionmovie.com