William Monahan Writes From “Oblivion”

Oscar-winning screenwriter William Monahan (“The Departed,” “Kingdom of Heaven”) has been hired to adapt the graphic novel “Oblivion” for Disney Pictures says Deadline.

Set in an apocalyptic future where most people live high in the sky due to Earth’s surface being uninhabitable, a soldier stuck on the ground goes about his job repairing hunter drones which seek out and destroy members of a savage alien race.

He soon comes upon a beautiful woman whose craft has crashed nearby and together they set out on an epic adventure.

Joseph Kosinski (“Tron: Legacy”) directs the project which doesn’t have a production date scheduled as yet. The box-office success of ‘Tron’ is believed to have a big impact on whether this project will be greenlit or not.