‘Oblivion’ Lands M83 to Compose the Score

Director Joseph Kosinski has enlisted the French electronic group for his graphic novel adaptation starring Tom Cruise.

Anthony Gonzalez's M83 will compose the score for Oblivion
Anthony Gonzalez's M83 will compose the score for Oblivion
Director Joseph Kosinski has chosen the French electronic group M83 to compose the score for his futuristic sci-fi thriller Oblivion, which is currently in production.

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.

Oblivion was released April 19th, 2013 and stars Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Melissa Leo, Zoe Bell, Abigail Lowe. The film is directed by Joseph Kosinski.

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  1. K-Man

    @bawnian-dexeus - Never heard of them!!??? Oh man, you are missing out!! One of my all-time favorite bands.....just saw them in concert (which was absolutely incredible, by the way) and I dont even like going to concerts!!

    They are one of the few bands (who dont have an actual orchestra, obviously) who I have always thought would be great to compose an original score. Their music is all over place, including a couple tracks here and there in some films you have probably seen (an example - I guess I'm floating - from: Like Crazy)....and dozens of tracks in commercials. But I've always wanted them to compose original music for a film.....now they will, I guess!!! This only gets me more excited for this film!!! I cant wait to see what they do with it.....they are so damn good!

    Seriously, though, check them out ASAP on youtube......a few greats are:

    We Own the Sky
    Midnight City

    3 years agoby @k-manFlag

  2. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Never heard of them

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  3. skywise

    This sounds like something i can get into

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

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