Tom Cruise Starrer Oblivion Gets Soundtrack

Back Lot Records will release the soundtrack for Oblivion, Universal Pictures’ upcoming action-adventure starring Tom Cruise, on April 9, 2013.

The Oblivion Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features new music by Anthony Gonzalez of M83 and Joseph Trapanese (TRON: Uprising, The Raid: Redemption).

The score features a hybrid of the traditional M83 electronic sound combined with sweeping orchestral elements. It has 16 score cues, along with a brand new song by M83 featuring Norwegian singer-songwriter Susanne Sundfor used as the end title for the film, which will release everywhere and in all formats on Friday, April 19, 2013.

“Scoring the film was a true enjoyment,” Gonzalez says.

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Oblivion’s director, Joseph Kosinski, said: “Anthony creates music that is aspirational, emotional and uniquely his own. I teamed him with Joe Trapanese , who I worked with on my first film and another phenomenal talent. Together they have created the score that I have dreamed about since I first put this story down on paper eight years ago.”

The Oblivion Experience at Viceland (401 E Cesar Chavez) will host a listening party for the album today, March 11 from 7-8 PM at SXSW in Austin, TX.

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Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, a 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. 

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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 in 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.

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