First poster for Tom Cruise's Oblivion poster shows off a post-apocalyptic New York cityS

We've only seen a few tiny glimpses into Oblivion, the next science fiction epic by Joseph Kosinski (Tron Legacy). But this brand new poster shows off future Earth, with (what we're assuming) is Tom Cruise at the bottom, surveying the Empire State Building-turned-waterfall. Cruise plays a bounty hunter, who lives in the atmosphere of Earth. He spends his days searching the wrecked planet for an alien race that now populates our former home. His mission: identify the new race. The premise is cool, but let's this slick-looking feature has a bit more heart than Kosinski's last picture.

Here's the synopsis:

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.

Oblivion hits theaters on April 19th, 2013.

[via IGN]