Filmmaker Joseph Kosinski turned up at WonderCon over the weekend to promote his sci-fi action-adventure feature “Oblivion” opening in a few weeks. During interviews, he gave a quick update on how the follow-up to “TRON: Legacy” was proceeding.
Kosinski says Disney is still keen on making the project happen, and haven’t settled on a title just yet. The story has been worked on since 2009, and a draft of the script is due to be delivered about the time “Oblivion” hits cinemas. He says:
I’m really excited about the idea that we have for it. I think it delivers on the promise that both TRON movies have made. It opens the movie up, in a way that I think is going to give it a much broader appeal.
Whereas TRON really, ultimately, in the end, catered most to TRON fans, this idea broadens it some more, in really exciting ways. But, it’s all about the script and making sure that that story is compelling enough to get all of us back together.
Those movies are hard to make. it’s a two-and-a-half to three-year journey. So, to go back in there and go back to the Grid, it’s going to have to be a pretty spectacular script. We’ve got a great writer on it, so we’ll see.