1st Oblivion poster shows Tom Cruise dwarfed by ravaged New York

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Jan 14, 2013, 2:52 PM EST

Oblivion, teaming Tom Cruise with the director of Tron: Legacy, is looking more and more like one of the big sci-fi releases of 2013, and now there's a poster giving us some sense of the movie's epic scale.

IGN has premiered the new poster for the film, in which Cruise plays a repairman stationed on a post-apocalyptic Earth that has been ravaged by an alien race. As you can see from the poster below, the ETs have done quite a job on the place, judging by the way New York City looks.

The movie is being directed by Joseph Kosinski, the man behind Tron: Legacy and the creator of the graphic novel on which Oblivion is based. Starring alongside Cruise are Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight Rises), Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones) and others.

The flick's first trailer debuts this Sunday on iTunes, but in the meantime, check out the synopsis below and the striking poster. Oblivion arrives on April 12, 2013, in IMAX before opening everywhere on April 19.

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 in 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 was shot in stunning digital 4K resolution on location across the United States and Iceland.

(via Slashfilm)