What is Tom Cruise's New Movie About?

Jarett Wieselman
The Insider
What is Tom Cruise's New Movie About?

Right before Katie Holmes announced she'd be filing for divorce from Tom Cruise, The Insider visited him on the NYC set of Oblivion -- the actor's big 2013 blockbuster.

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Little was known about the film beyond a short IMDB logline that stated Tom would be playing a veteran soldier exiled to a distant planet, where he has to destroy the remains of an alien race. Moments ago Universal released a full plot description for the sci-fi actioner, co-starring Morgan Freeman, that shed much more light on the sheer scope of the picture (we also learned Oblivion was shot in "stunning digital 4K resolution").

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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 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.

Oblivion will hit theaters on April 12, 2013.

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