The story centers on a war weary soldier who is court-martialed, and assigned to a bleak and desolate planet as a punishment. His assignment is to destroy the last remnants of its local alien race. His life becomes weirdly linked with a mysterious traveler, and they find themselves questioning everything -- their lives, the planet their on, and their missions.
It's a project that Kosinski began when he moved to L.A., before the days of Tron Legacy and ComicCon frenzies, and had planned on Oblivion as the movie that would kickstart his career. "I was looking to make a science fiction film that I could do on a budget. It's grown since then, but it's intended to be a very spare science fiction film, with a small cast but big ideas and big landscapes." The fact that it's a story penned pre-success intrigues me, and makes me hope that Kosinski is going to join the "Saviors of Sci-Fi" club that Duncan Jones and Neill Blomkamp have originated.