M83′s Anthony Gonzalez To Score New Tom Cruise Sci-Fi

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It’s no secret that M83‘s Anthony Gonzalez is a science fiction junkie as confirmed by his music videos. The first of which, “We Own The Sky” features teens bearing witness to hundreds of ominous floating cubes, while “Midnight City” and “Reunion” follow a group of telekinetic children as they run from the government a la X-Men.

Now, the Hurry Up We’re Dreaming producer will get one step closer to his fantasy. Gonzalez recently announced he’s signed on to produce the soundtrack for the new Joseph Kosinski-directed thriller titled Oblivion. Kosinski is most recently known for his direction on Tron: Legacy.

“I’ve wanted to do soundtracks for so long, and starting with such an ambitious project, especially in the sci-fi category, means a lot to me,” says Gonzalez in an interview with independent film website Indiewire.com.” Gonzalez attributes his move to Los Angeles to his pursuit of film work.

One would think that working with such a high-profile director, actor and studio would frighten the first-time music producer. Such is not the case with Gonzalez who added, “I’m not afraid to do my first soundtrack on a big Hollywood movie, with a big budget and a lot of pressure…I like challenges and it excites me more than frightens me.”

Kosinski explains why Gonzalez is the perfect fit, “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.” Kosinksi continues, “I knew just from his electronic music that he had the potential to create something epic.”

Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.

Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete.

Living and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

Oblivion is slated to hit theaters April 26th, 2013 via Universal Pictures.

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