Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Disney Plans Sister Act Remake
Whoopi?
You Could Be In The Conjuring 2
…assuming you’re a child and happy to be haunted
Disney Turning A Fantasia Sequence Into A Live-Action Adventure
The Mouse House is spending a Night On Bald Mountain
Zoe Kravitz Starring In Black Belle
She'll play a gunslinging bounty hunter
Andrew Garfield Is Evicted In The 99 Homes Trailer
Michael Shannon will not find him (another house)
New Featurette For Maggie Smith's The Lady In The Van
Welcome to the Best Exotic Marigold Transit
Bond Film Rights Up For Grabs
Sony's deal with MGM ends after Spectre
Tangled TV Series In The Works
Disney's ready to let down its hair again
Exclusive New Song Of The Sea Poster
And the Oscar-nominated animation gets a UK trailer
Trailer For Carey Mulligan's Suffragette Arrives
Plus! The film will open this year's BFI London Film Festival
Adam Nimoy Crowd Funding For The Love Of Spock
Celebrating his father's life and work
New Red Band Ted 2 Trailer Drops In
12 Angry Bears
Agent Carter Gets A UK Release Date
The first season of Hayley Atwell's Marvel show will air in July
New Batch Of Ant-Man Stills Arrive
Plus! A new t-antalising TV spot...
First Teaser For Pixar's The Good Dinosaur
A brief glimpse of Jurassic larks
Jason Isaacs Cast In A Cure For Wellness
Gore Verbinski has found the film's villain
New Paper Towns Trailer Online
You have to get lost before you find yourself
Clint Eastwood Finds A New Biopic To Direct
He may tackle hero pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger
A Royal Affair's Nikolaj Arcel Chosen To Direct The Dark Tower
He's starting talks for the Stephen King adaptation
James Gunn Teases New Guardians Of The Galaxy Title
Sequel may not be just Guardians 2
Prison Break May Return For Limited Series
Miller & Purcell in chokey again
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
25 April 2015
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Takes Aim At Shot Caller
He'll star in the thriller
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
A Second Chance (2015)
Empire Star Rating
A Thousand Times Good Night (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Mama (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Blackthorn (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Headhunters (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Talks Oblivion
The Dane on his Tom Cruise sci-fi

26 March 2012  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Exclusive

submit to reddit

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Talks Oblivion

With Game Of Thrones sweeping all before it and Scandinavian thriller Headhunters landing soon, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is on the verge of a well-deserved breakthrough. After all, anyone who looks that much like Jaime Lannister deserves to have an oxen perpetually roasting on the spit of life.

There are precious few swords or sandles in his next major undertaking, though - unless sci-fi epic Oblivion has some major surprises in store for us. Tron Legacy’s Joseph Kosinski is already hard at work creating a post-apocalyptic world in which aliens lurk menacingly and Tom Cruise's solder, Jack, is charged with repairing the drones that protect our planet.

Coster-Waldau, who plays veteran weapons expert Sykes in the movie, explained his character's dynamic with Cruise's jaded trooper in intriguing terms when Empire caught up with him. "It's a Tom Cruise movie for sure; I don't think there's a scene without him. I play a soldier who's not a big fan of Tom's character. He's seen a lot of horrible things and there's a lot of boiled-up anger in him."

So is he on the side of the angels or the bugs? "I think Tom's character would probably described my character as a bad guy, but I don't think the audience would..."

Watch this space for more on a movie - or pick up a copy of the new Empire magazine for more from Coster-Waldau. Oblivion is current pencilled into Universal's diary for April 19, 2013. With Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough and Morgan Freeman also on board, it's already plenty intriguing.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Exclusive: New Trailer for The Monk
Vincent Cassel finds God; loses marbles
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Jason Statham Talks Spy
Plus Jude Law, Allison Janney and director Paul Feig!

Man Up Script Notes
Writer Tess Morris explains a key scene from the Simon Pegg-Lake Bell rom-com

Fuller, Mikkelsen & Dancy Talk Hannibal
Stars and creator tell us what's in store for Season 3

Enter The B-Team: Who's Left For Marvel And DC To Adapt?
12 supporting superheroes ripe for the jump from cell to screen

Empire Meets Leigh Whannell
On Insidious Chapter 3, the fate of Jigsaw and dropping the f-bomb

Classic Feature: The Change-Up
High-concept interview where Jason becomes Ryan and vice versa. Hilarity ensues

A Guide To Rick Baker: Monster Maker
Bidding farewell to a visual effects legend

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)