Oblivion

“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.” Nothing like an awesome premise combined with an impressive director (Tron: Legacy‘s young gun Joseph Kosinski) to brighten up a rather bland Thursday afternoon. Details after the jump.That’s the story behind Oblivion, the graphic novel currently being published by Radical Publishing. It’s created by Kosinski and Rex Mundi creator Arvid Nelson, with illustrations by Andrée Wallin. The novel has been picked up for adaptation by Disney, with Kosinski signed on to direct just as soon as he’s done bringing the world of Tron back to the big screen in glorious 3D. (Seriously, did you see that Tron: Legacy Comic-Con trailer? It’s off the charts.)

“We’re thrilled to partner with Joe Kosinski on Oblivion,” said Barry Levine, president of Radical Pictures in a press release today.  “Joe is one of the most creative forces in filmmaking today.  From the moment he teamed with Radical to produce the book and film, he had such a clear vision of the Oblivion landscape and universe.  Add to that Joe’s successful partnership with Disney on Tron: Legacy, and you have all the ingredients for a phenomenal action/adventure film.”

The 128-page illustrated novel will be released in Summer 2011 and will feature prose, combined with over 40 fully painted landscape renderings. Oblivion will be distributed worldwide through Random House.


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