Joseph Kosinski knows how to pick his composers. When Kosinski made his directorial debut with Tron: Legacy, he brought in the electronica duo Daft Punk to add the musical spark of life to the film. In fact it was Daft Punk’s music that was the most memorial parts of the movie.
Now Kosinski is setting up for his next feature, Oblivion. Filming has already begun with Tom Cruise taking the lead as a repairman who starts to question everything he knows when he comes across a mysterious pod with a live woman inside of it.
Not only do we have an updated synopsis of the film you can read below, but we now know that M83 will be conducting the score for the film.
The updated synopsis comes to us via Collider:
Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer 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.
Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. Living and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.
Oblivionwill be shot in stunning digital 4K resolution on location across the United States and Iceland.
The premise pretty much re-establishes what we already know about the film. But what is interesting about it is that Kosinski will be shooting it using 4K resolution. I am sure that will keep production buffs interested.
But as to the music of the film, The Playlist confirms that M83 will be the ones to conduct it. In the article, M83 front man Anthony Gonzales explains how he’s been wanting to do a soundtrack for a long time, he just couldn’t find the right project. He also says that the film is very ambitious and like Tron: Legacy, Oblivion will be “a combination of very electronic moments, very M83, and sometimes merge into something more soundtrack-y, but my kind of soundtracks.”
Here’s what Kosinski had to say about his recent hire:
“The story has a small cast of characters, it was designed as kind of a character driven story, but at the same time it takes place in a vast world. So I need a score that is both emotional, but at the same time can feel big and have a lot of space in it. And his music has that. It’s emotional, it’s triumphant, it just has a spirit and a life to it.
It can feel very intimate but it also can feel just huge when it has to. His music is able to capture all those different feelings and qualities simultaneously.”
Oblivion is scheduled for an April 26, 2013 release.
[Source: Collider and The Playlist]