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Tom Cruise and Olga Kurylenko take to the sky in this BubbleShip featurette for Oblivion

Mar. 21, 2013by: Paul Shirey
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Tom Cruise has always been a very hands-on actor, getting involved with every aspect of the films he stars in, be it taking on a producer role or doing his own stunts. None of that has changed for OBLIVION, the upcoming sci-fi thriller from director Joseph Kosinski (TRON: LEGACY) and this new featurette shows the prolific actor's first meeting with the BubbleShip, which his character flies throughout the film. It's always cool to see Cruise on set, because he seems to bring a lot of energy to it and his genuine enthusiasm is admirable.

In the featurette, Cruise plays with the controls and gets a feel for his new craft, before they toss his co-star, Olga Kurylenko, into the ship with him with very different results. Kurylenko is less than enthused by the mechanics, which will likely work out for the best in the final film. Nothing like genuine fear, eh?

Take a look:

I'll go ahead and beat the dead horse here and say that OBLIVION is one of my most anticipated films of the year. Cruise and Kosinski are a great match to bring the passion and style to a sci-fi pic of this magnitute and I can't wait to see it on the big screen (in IMAX, of course).

OBLIVION, starring Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Morgan Freeman, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Melissa Leo, Zoe Bell, and Andrea Riseboroug, hits theaters on April 19, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: How many years away are we from owning something like a bubbleship. In the words of Gollum, "Me wants it!"
Source: You Tube

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2:49PM on 03/21/2013

Imagine that, in camera effects...

Imagine that, in camera effects.. When they make the new Star Wars that's what they are going to need, a lot of practical effects and of course a great script. Imagine them building a full size Millennium Falcon!
Imagine that, in camera effects.. When they make the new Star Wars that's what they are going to need, a lot of practical effects and of course a great script. Imagine them building a full size Millennium Falcon!
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1:29PM on 03/21/2013
I'm getting pumped, man!! Only a month away!
I'm getting pumped, man!! Only a month away!
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1:17PM on 03/21/2013
Those two screencaps you have on this page seem to insinuate that Olga was added in by CGI ;)
Those two screencaps you have on this page seem to insinuate that Olga was added in by CGI ;)
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1:12PM on 03/21/2013
If there is one thing positive about this movie, its their acknowledged use of prop instead of green screens.
If there is one thing positive about this movie, its their acknowledged use of prop instead of green screens.
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12:48PM on 03/21/2013
This film needs to come out like NOW!
This film needs to come out like NOW!
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