The vast, wasted and elegantly desperate post-alien-invasion world is the setting of Joseph Kosinski's Oblivion. In the science-fiction film that opened in Thailand yesterday, Kosinski puts Tom Cruise in the role of Jack Harper, a patrolman and drone-fixer left to station Earth after everyone else has headed for the safe haven of Titan, Saturn's largest moon. Kosinski's debut feature in 2010 was Tron: Legacy, a film that picked up the hallucinatory imagination of sci-fi devotees nearly 30 years after the original.
Tom Cruise patrols the post-apocalyptic Earth in Oblivion , which opened yesterday.
Visually inventive and with a sensibility for haunting landscapes, whether the psychedelic innards of a computer or a deserted planet Earth, Kosinski is one of the most distinctive stylists working in Hollywood today.
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