Oblivion Lands M83 to Compose the Score
The filmmaker's move shouldn't come as a huge surprise, since he used the French techno group Daft Punk to score Tron: Legacy. Here's what the director had to say about bringing the group, lead by Anthony Gonzalez, on board.
"I was listening to his music back in 2005 when I first wrote this story, so he was part of this from the very beginning in my mind, kind of creatively. And about two years ago, when I started putting together a shortlist of people I'd love to talk to for this project, I sat down with him and we talked about it. And it was very clear he had a passion for film and I knew just from his electronic music that he had the potential to create something epic. The story has a small cast of characters, it was designed as kind of a character-driven story, but at the same time it takes place in a vast world. So I need a score that is both emotional, but at the same time can feel big and have a lot of space in it. And his music has that. It's emotional, it's triumphant, it just has a spirit and a life to it. It can feel very intimate but it also can feel just huge when it has to. His music is able to capture all those different feelings and qualities simultaneously."
Oblivion is based on the graphic novel co-created by Joseph Kosinski himself. The story is set in a future world where humans now live in the clouds, after the Earth became too toxic. Tom Cruise plays one of the last men on the planet, who goes on a journey of discovery with a woman who crashed her ship.