Sunday, March 10, 2013

HOLLYWOOD SPY EXCLUSIVE SPOTLIGHT ON SF EPIC ADVENTURE "OBLIVION" WITH TOM CRUISE, OLGA KURYLENKO, MORGAN FREEMAN, NIKOLAJ COSTER WALDAU!

I will tell you straight away, people, I have nothing against the revival of science fiction genre that we've been witnessing recently. I positively adore the trend! Not only that we shall see tones of sf films this year in cinemas, from Will Smith's AFTER EARTH to Guilermo Del Torro's PACIFIC RIM, Sandra Bullock's GRAVITY, Vin Diesel's RIDDICK, and STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, but we shall also see tones of new sf shows and pilots ready to hit small screens this Autumn. One of the biggest sf films of the year Tom Cruise's science fiction epic adventure OBLIVION is ready to open the sf season in cinemas around the world from April 19th!

  OBLIVION STORY
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. In 2073, a 37 year-old former Marine Commander Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth which was nearly destroyed by an alien invasion 60 years ago. As part of a massive operation to extract the
planet's remaining vital resources, he lives in an airborne "town" floating thousands of feet above the Earth after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, and his 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 (Olga Kurylenko) 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! In addition, after 
being captured by an insurgency led by 102 year-old Malcolm Beech (Morgan Freeman), Jack is told that the society in which he lives may in fact be a police state.

OBLIVION CAST
The expensive sf adventure with the budget of almost $120 million will bring breathtaking visuals and sets as you can see in the magnificent trailer below. Directed by Joseph Kosinski (whom you remember from TRON LEGACY and who is currently preparing the sequel to that sf film) and based on his own comic book written together with Arvid Nelson, OBLIVION stars Tom Cruise in the lead role with gorgeous Ukrainian star Olga Kurylenko (QUANTUM OF SOLACE, CENTURION) as the female protagonist. Morgan Freeman (plays a resistance leader stationed on Earth), Melissa Leo, and GAME OF
THRONES Nikolaj Coster Waldau (plays a battle hardened, intelligent and highly athletic military weapons expert) are also in the cast.
  OBLIVION TIDBITS 
As you remember from HOLLYWOOD SPY's reports from previous years, tones of young actresses have auditioned for two of the female roles in the film - one of a girl on the planet and the other who helps Jack from above the surface. Before Olga Kurylenko got the role of Julia,  Olivia Wilde, Noomi Rapace, Kate Mara, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Brit Marling had auditioned for the role! Meanwhile, Diane Kruger, Hayley Atwell and Kate Beckinsale were considered for the role of Victoria which later on went to unknown Andrea Riseborough. The illustrated novella written by Kosinski upon which the film is based is being held for release to coincide with the film premiere.

24 comments:

  1. The trailer is amazing, the effects and story line ~ My only small beef that I might not watch this is the actor himself ~

    Wishing you Happy Weekend Dezzy ~

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    1. crazy Cruise is the reason I won't watch it either, Grace :) But it is a beautiful movie at least visually

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    2. The visuals are stunning, and so is the price of making it, yikes ~ I hope Cruise keeps his mouth shut during promotions ~

      I love your smoothie combination ~

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    3. glad you like it, Grace, as you know I'm a vegetarian and I drink a homemade juice every day which is why I haven't had a flu or a cold for ten years :) But I make it with water, not milk, since I'm allergic. And I always use honey instead of sugar. This time I've put kiwi for vitamin C, orange for the same reason and banana for vitamin B :)

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    4. Thanks for the tip Dezzy ~ My second son is vegetarian too but he isn't to smoothies, more like spicy vegetables ~ He is actually a chef/cook for a new restaurant, a new career for him ~

      I got 2 boys in their 20's & 1 teen daughter ~ The crabby one is my hubby, smiles ~

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    5. nice to get to know a bit more about you, Grace, and it seems you have lovely kids! Love that one of your sons is a vegetarian and a cook - very similar to moi :)

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  2. I've actually be curious about this one. I hope is doesn't disappoint.

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  3. Oblivion seems to be getting a lot of flak because of it's star, but I think it looks amazing. Sure, Cruise has become a bit of an eccentric mouthpiece for Scientology, but he's still a fun actor to watch.

    After Earth worries me a bit more - the novelty of real-life father/son teams rarely pays off - but Pacific Rim looks AMAZING.

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    1. I myself have an issue with Cruise, not only because he is crazy and a religious fanatic, but also because he took part in spreading horrible and extremely dangerous prejudices about my people in some of his films :(

      PACIFIC RIM should be epic, and AFTER EARTH looks lovely visually, but I do not approve of extreme nepotism in showbiz ....

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  4. the art for this film looks great, not too much on the whole movie thing... cruise doesn't necessarily fit, but they said that about Lastat from Interview of a Vampire.

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    1. yep, both he and Brad were horrid in INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE as in most other of their films...

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  5. Wow! The visuals look stunning - as does the lead actress, Nikolaj Coster Waldau! I'll definitely be watching out for OBLIVION :)

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    1. we do like Olga and Nikolaj, such lovely names too :)

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  6. Okay, that's a pretty exciting clip. :) Still no fan of Cruise's, but that looked good.

    And now that you mention it, there are a lot of SF movies coming out. Fun!

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    1. yep, I wish there were more historical films too, but at least we have a golden age of historical TV shows :)

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  7. Oblivion sounds promising. I think I'll see it.

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    1. tell us how you liked it if you do, Debs

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  8. I guess Cruise is hoping for a comeback? He hasn't had a big hit ever since he started jumping on Oprah's couch.

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    1. Actually, for some strange reason, all of his films were quite big hits in recent years except the two last ones.

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  9. Now that I don't work nights anymore, I thought I'd want to go the movie house more, but so far, not so much. Maybe when another good one comes out, but so far, I haven't seen anything worth leaving my comfy house, for.

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  10. Now Tom Cruise annoys the crap out of me BUT the tool can act, I'll give him that. I've overcome my dislike for Cruise before and actually enjoyed one or two of his movies - his SF ones are, I'll admit, pretty good. Oblivion certainly looks spectacular - I may give it a go, Tom the Tool notwithstanding!

    Cheers,
    Doc

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    1. it should be a really good sf film for those who can stand Cruise :)

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)