Film & TV

M83 Scoring Tom Cruise’s New Movie ‘Oblivion’

Film & TV

M83 Scoring Tom Cruise’s New Movie ‘Oblivion’

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“Cinematic” isn’t an adjective that M83 has done any work to avoid; indeed, their last release, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, was a double-album that feels in places more like a summer blockbuster than a piece of music. So the news that director Joseph Kosinski has tapped M83 to score his new sci-fi movie, Oblivion, makes perfect sense. Kosinski tells the Playlist, “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.” People got excited back in 2010 when it was announced that Daft Punk was scoring Kosinski’s Tron: Legacy, and the possibilities entailed by M83’s Anthony Gonzales putting his dream pop touch to a massive sci-fi production definitely deserve the same kind of buzz. The Playlist also has Gonzalez saying, “My vision is really to have a combination of very electronic moments, very M83, and sometimes merge into something more soundtrack-y, but my kind of soundtracks.” Oblivion stars Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Morgan Freeman, Nicholaj Coster-Waldau, and Andrea Riseborough, and it’s set to hit theaters in April 2013, right at the beginning of the summer movie season. In sadder news, there’s still no word on whether or not we’ll ever see M83 record a track called “Walt & Jesse” for Breaking Bad.