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God of War 09-12-2010 06:38 AM

Oblivion
 
"The Departed" Writer to Pen "Oblivion" Sci-Fi Movie

Walt Disney Pictures has hired William Monahan, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "The Departed," to pen a big screen version of the futuristic adventure graphic novel "Oblivion."

Plot: In a future where the Earth's surface has been irradiated beyond recognition, the remnants of humanity live above the clouds, safe from the brutal alien Scavengers that stalk the ruins. But when surface drone repairman Jak discovers a mysterious woman in a crash-landed pod, it sets off an unstoppable chain of events that will force him to question everything he knows.

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The new movie will be the next project for "Tron: Legacy" helmer Joseph Kosinski, who has spent the last year working on the story while putting the finishing touches on "Tron."

Source: Deadline

echo_bravo 09-12-2010 08:48 PM

Sounds pretty damn cool

Roy Batty 09-12-2010 08:55 PM

Looks pretty damn good.

corran horn 09-02-2012 06:14 PM

I'm a little surprised we haven't heard more about this project. While I'm iffy on Cruise's involvement, having Morgan Freeman and Nicolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) in the cast cements my interest.

What are everyone else's thoughts?

Zeus9 09-02-2012 07:46 PM

The current IMDB description is:
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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 traveler causes him to question what he knows about the planet, his mission, and himself.
This sounds awesome.

corran horn 09-09-2012 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Zeus9 (Post 3594247)
The current IMDB description is:This sounds awesome.

It certainly does. Filming finished last month, so that might explain why we haven't been hearing much about this. However, I did read somewhere that a trailer will be coming out in the next few weeks. I am also curious to see the graphic novel Kosinski wrote that was the inspiration for the movie.

With this, Elysium, Pacific Rim, Gravity, and Looper, the renaissance of good, original sci-fi we've been getting over the past few years will be in full swing.

ThunderStorm 12-07-2012 12:27 PM

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First official poster

JCPhoenix 12-07-2012 03:47 PM

Most anticipated next year for me. Crossing my fingers for an improvement in dialogue and story over Tron Legacy (which I still dig quite a bit).

Didn't think Kosinski could live up to his Daft Punk coup for Tron Legacy but he did. M83 doing a score to a post-apocalyptic movie instantly makes this a must-watch for me.

Digging the poster.

outsyder 12-07-2012 05:31 PM

Sounds like a dark and gritty Jetsons reboot.

P1NSTR1PEZ 12-08-2012 10:31 AM

First trailer for Tom Cruise's sci-fi action film Oblivion arrives - http://wp.me/p2CCWq-2rf

ThunderStorm 12-08-2012 04:44 PM

Well that was different I am not really sure what to think.

Zeus9 12-08-2012 04:56 PM

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Originally Posted by ThunderStorm (Post 3632755)
Well that was different I am not really sure what to think.

Yeah, very different.

There's lots of potential ... so my fingers are crossed that it can deliver ...

Roy Batty 12-08-2012 05:06 PM

This is what I'm talking about. After so many technological advancements in the field of special effects, it's good to see them used effortlessly in something original. Even if this film sucks--which I doubt it will--at least it'll be visually appealing.

*Also, hopefully this does well at the box-office so more studios will fund more scifi projects.

Badbird 12-08-2012 06:47 PM

Hmm. Interesting, if not completely original. Reminds me of I Am Legend, but with much more of a sci-fi angle.

ilovemovies 12-08-2012 11:06 PM

I don't see I Am Legend at all.

I think the movie looks incredible and this is definitely #3 on my list of movies I'm looking forward to most in 2013! :cool:

ThunderStorm 12-08-2012 11:51 PM

I got a better feel after watching the trailer a few more times, and I am down for this.

Digifruitella 12-09-2012 01:52 AM

It's all in his head.

shawn-o 12-10-2012 07:19 PM

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Originally Posted by corran horn (Post 3597115)
It certainly does. Filming finished last month, so that might explain why we haven't been hearing much about this. However, I did read somewhere that a trailer will be coming out in the next few weeks. I am also curious to see the graphic novel Kosinski wrote that was the inspiration for the movie.

With this, Elysium, Pacific Rim, Gravity, and Looper, the renaissance of good, original sci-fi we've been getting over the past few years will be in full swing.

I was going to say the exact same thing. I've really missed great orginal sci/fi, hell I've just missed "good" sci/fi. We got a taste of it in 2009 with District 9, Moon, Star Trek and Avatar. Prometheus for me was kinda disappointing. I just hope to God all of these movies in 2013 are good!

anakinsrise 12-11-2012 04:58 AM

Looks great love the HI-DEF look and i will likely see it but it reminds me of WALL-E

Bondgirl 12-11-2012 06:58 AM

It does look good. ,but l havet seen any trailers yet where l live and god of war what you wrote in your post was really good

echo_bravo 12-11-2012 03:29 PM

Damn this could be really good.


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