Check This Out: M83's 'Oblivion' Drum Battle Recording Studio Video
With a release only three months away, Universal is slowly but surely beginning to show us more of Joseph Kosinski's new sci-fi Oblivion. We all saw the first full trailer back in December, but it unfortunately didn't seem to include any of the new score from M83 being made for the film. Last June it was announced that hugely popular French electronic band M83 would be scoring Oblivion. Ever since then, fans have been patiently waiting for a chance to hear a bit of that score. Well now is the time, as M83 posted an "Oblivion Drum Battle" video to YouTube showing head-to-head drummers at their recording session. Watch below!
The note only says: "Drum Battle for an Oblivion action scene. With Loic Maurin and Ilan Rubin. Fun:)"
Kosinski spoke about getting M83 for this in a recent interview with Collider: "I went back and I found my first treatment for Oblivion from 2005 and it had listed in the treatment a soundtrack of M83, Boards of Canada… M83's music I felt was fresh and original, and big and epic, but at the same time emotional and this is a very emotional film and it felt like a good fit. So I talked to him very early and he was finishing up his latest album at the time and I am so excited." He brought in Tron Legacy orchestrator Joe Trapanese to finish it all up, and confirms "we're going to be recording everything in January." Kosinski adds: "There's a lot of music in the movie. It's probably 80% scored… Some of the stuff you're going to hear the M83 in its full glory, screaming out, but at other times it serves the movie as a score should it's under the surface."
Kosinski's Oblivion (also known as Horizons) stars Tom Cruise as Jack Harper, plus Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Zoe Bell, Andrea Riseborough, Melissa Leo and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Living and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, Jack's 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. Kosinski has developed this for years, with a writing credit along with William Monahan. Universal Pictures currently has Oblivion scheduled to open exclusively in IMAX theaters on April 12th. See the first trailer.