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Director Joseph Kosinski’s “Oblivion” Release Date Moved Up

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Universal has changed their plans by moving up the release date for director Joseph Kosinski’s dystopian sci-fi thriller “Oblivion” from April 26th, 2013 to April 19th, 2013.  An IMAX exclusive will be released on April 12th.  Filmed on location in the United States and Iceland, the feature was shot in 4K Resolution, an emerging standard for resolution in digital cinematography and computer graphics.

Here is the storyline for the film:

“Oblivion” is set in the future after Earth has been battling alien Scavengers for decades. When drone repairman (Tom Cruise) flies below the clouds to extract some valuable resources, he meets a stranger (Andrea Riseborough, “W.E.”), who leads him to confront the past and try to save the planet.

Kosinski has the ability to breathe life into his vision, but his screenwriting skills are untested which may explain the reason for the plethora of writers assigned to the project.

“Oblivion” will open on April 19th, 2013. The film stars Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Nilolaj Coster-Waldau, Olga Kurylenko, Melissa Leo, Zoe Bell, and Andrea Riseborough. The formidable screenplay was written by Joseph Kosinski, William Monahan (“The Departed,”) Michael Arndt (“Toy Story 3,”) and Karl Gajdusek, which is based on the comic book by Joseph Kosinski, and Arvid Nelson. Joseph Kosinski directs.

Sources: indiewire, IMDb