Posted on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
Last year Disney picked up the film rights to Oblivion, the graphic novel that Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski conceived years ago as a sci-fi story in which “a soldier, assigned to patrol a desolate planet, meets a mysterious traveler.” The graphic novel was meant to be the basis for a film, and so far, so good.
Last time we updated on the film The Departed screenwriter William Monahan had been hired to adapt the graphic novel into script form. Now there’s a new writer on board, and the film version has been given a new name: Horizons.
THR says that Karl Gajdusek, who wrote the film Trespass that was just shot with Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman starring, is rewriting the script. There are no further details, so we don’t know how extensive the rewrite will be. The trade says the film remains a high priority at Disney. The synopsis, graphic novel cover, and an additional piece of art are below.
From Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski and critically acclaimed creator Arvid Nelson (Rex Mundi) comes an original sci-fi adventure of epic proportions. In a future where the Earth’s surface has been irradiated beyond recognition, the remnants of humanity live above the clouds, safe from the brutal alien Scavengers that stalk the ruins. But when surface drone repairman Jak discovers a mysterious woman in a crash-landed pod, it sets off an unstoppable chain of events that will force him to question everything he knows.