If you’ve seen any of M83’s supernatural mutant babies videos, you already know his grand electronic soundscapes are meant for big emotional spectacles. Which is why it makes sense that mastermind Anthony Gonzalez has been tasked to score a sci-fi film titled Oblivion (out in April of next year), directed by Joseph Kosinski of Tron: Legacy fame. Now, the only good thing about Tron: Legacy was the Daft Punk soundtrack, which means that the soundtrack will at the very least be great. But, everyone deserves a second chance, right? Plus this film stars Tom Cruise.
With a very sci-fi premise, Cruise plays as “Jack Harper… one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth” who is “part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs,” and then shit gets predictably crazy. I can just imagine the soundtrack now. As for Gonzalez, he’s clearly excited for the project, stating,
“I’m always trying to push myself and I try to do it with my studio albums, and now this is a new adventure, so I’m going to push myself even harder, and try to surprise people and move people with my music… 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.”
What are his kind of soundtracks?! We will have to wait and see, but my guess is probably BIG. In the mean time, watch the video for “Midnight City” below and slow it down enough so it plays for two hours, in essence becoming a feature length film.