Tom Cruise's sci-fi world "Oblivion" lands in Hollywood.
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 01:27
April 11 - Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman shut down Hollywood Blvd. as their new sci-fi film ''Oblivion'' premieres in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. John Russell reports.
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Tom Cruise may be ways removed from his box office glory days of the '80's and 90's, but the 50-year-old actor is still a major movie star with enough power to shut down Hollywood Blvd. as he arrived for the premiere of his new sci-fi film, "Oblivion" on Wednesday night (April 09).
Fans lined up four hours ahead of the films screening at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, hoping to catch a glimpse of Cruise, who met with fans for nearly an hour, patiently signing autographs and posing for photos.
"Oblivion," directed by Joseph Kosinski, is based on the Radical Comics graphic novel of the same name by Kosinski, and is set in a futuristic 2073 after the Earth has been all but destroyed by an alien invasion.
Cruise, plays Commander Jack Harper, a drone mechanic and one of the last men left on Earth, who teams up with Morgan Freeman's character Beech, to try and save the world.
SOUNDBITE Tom Cruise saying (English):
"I think the audience is going to look at this film and see it as the triumph of the human spirit. It is the classic kind of humanity ingenuity over the elements that are against. The cool thing about sci-fi is that we get to bring to an audience a world that they have never seen, something that is very cool and yet is a very personable human journey."
The film also stars Olga, Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough and Melissa Leo.
"Oblivion" opens in the U.S. on April 19.
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