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M83 to Score the Sci-Fi Film Oblivion

By June 28, 2012

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M83 and Joseph KosinskiJoseph Kosinski, director of Tron: Legacy, has once again chosen an interesting group to score his film. Tron: Legacy found Kosinski teaming up with Daft Punk and now the director's tapped the French electropop group M83 to handle the score for Oblivion. The Universal Pictures film stars Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, and Game of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and will hit theaters on April 26, 2013.

In an interview with The Playlist, the group's frontman Anthony Gonzalez talked about why he signed up to work on Oblivion. "I've wanted to do soundtracks for so long, and starting with such an ambitious project, especially in the sci-fi category, means a lot to me," said Gonzalez. And while tackling a big budget studio production could be nerve racking, Gonzalez believes he's up to the challenge. "I'm not afraid to do my first soundtrack on a big Hollywood movie, with a big budget and a lot of pressure...I like challenges and it excites me more than frightens me," explained Gonzalez. "It's a chance to create something big and I'm ready for it."

The plot: "In a future where the Earth's surface has been irradiated beyond recognition, the remnants of humanity live above the clouds, safe from the brutal alien Scavengers that stalk the ruins. But when surface drone repairman Jak discovers a mysterious woman in a crash-landed pod, it sets off an unstoppable chain of events that will force him to question everything he knows."

(Photo © David James/Universal Pictures)


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