Fans of TRON were disappointed to hear that the developing sequel TRON: Ascension was dead at Disney as of last summer. TRON Legacy star Garrett Hedlund hasn’t given up hope, but it sounds like director Joseph Kosinski has moved on for the time being since he’s lined up a new project that could begin production as early as this summer.
Lionsgate has picked up a new drama called No Exit, based on the true story of the Yarnell Hill Wildfire in Prescott, Arizona, one of the worst firefighter disasters in American history, and Kosinski has been slated to direct the film. Read More »
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Disney is developing a movie based on the popular theme park ride The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. The accelerated drop tower dark ride, which appears in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney California Adventure, Tokyo DisneySea in Japan, and Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris, seems like an obvious movie property. Find out what producers and writers are involved in the new Tower of Terror movie adaptation after the jump.
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A film adaptation of the driving video game Gran Turismo has been in the works for a couple years now, and the project is now shifting gears with a new pair of writers being brought on board.
Previously, Watchmen writer Alex Tse was brought on board the project, but now it will be RED screenwriting duo Jon and Erich Hoeber are now scripting the film that will be directed by Oblivion and TRON Legacy helmer Joseph Kosinski. Read More »
Talk of Tron 3 shooting this October has intensified over the past few weeks, with Joseph Kosinki said to be set to return to direct and Garrett Hedlund preparing to reprise the role of Sam Flynn, the character he played in Tron Legacy. Now, despite the fact that Disney is being very quiet about the movie, we know that Olivia Wilde will be back as well, to play Quorra. Read More »
Disney has yet to officially confirm the development or imminent shoot of a third Tron film, but the rumors and reports about the movie keep coming. We’ve heard from a great source that Joseph Kosinski is again at the helm of the film, and that it will shoot in Vancouver starting in October. Reportedly, Garrett Hedlund is the primary returning cast member, but word has been relatively quiet on other participants. Now a new report says the true Tron 3 title is Tron: Ascension. Read More »
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Tron 3 seems to be happening, after a very quiet period of development from Disney. According to reports out of Vancouver, the film will shoot there starting in October, with Garrett Hedlund set to return to the role he played in Tron: Legacy. What’s more, we’re told that Joseph Kosinski is returning to direct. This isn’t confirmed by Disney, but below you can see the info we have right now. Read More »
Often when news revs up on a big video game to film adaptation, one question is at the forefront of the conversation: “what’s the story?” Now Sony is really moving forward on a movie version of Gran Turismo, the company’s very detailed racing franchise, which is perhaps one of the most story-free major game series out there. Now Sony has chosen Joseph Kosinski, the director of Oblivion and Tron: Legacy, to sit in the driver’s seat of the Gran Turismo movie. Read More »
Joseph Kosinski has been established as a sci-fi director thanks to Tron Legacy and Oblivion, his work on the Black Hole remake, and commercial work such as his recent Destiny spot. But he’s working to move in other directions, with non-sci-fi developments. One was the project Go Like Hell he and Tom Cruise were trying to put together, about the rivalry between Henry Ford II and Enzo Ferrari.
Now Kosinski has a new project, and it also steps away from the sci-fi angle. As with Go Like Hell, this one is based on a true story. In this case, the basis is an article by Evan Hughes that investigates the story of a 17-year old drug dealer who claimed also did work as an FBI informant. Universal just optioned The Trials of White Boy Rick and set Kosinski to direct. Read More »
Bungie and Activision are teaming for the “living game world” of the next-gen game title Destiny, and now Joseph Kosinski has directed a live-action ad/trailer for the game. While “live-action” might at first seem a bit generous in this context, as so much of the ad is CG, eventually you’ll see stunning environments pulled from real life. And there are definitely real human actors in there, wearing actual costumes — at least one of which looks like it might have been borrowed from Star-Lord’s wardrobe.
You’ll hear the voice of Peter Dinklage as Ghost, the game’s helper AI, and the stuff heard here has been nicely chosen, as it sounds a lot better than the early snippets of his voice work that drew criticism for a flat affect. The improved audio, together with Led Zeppelin’s ‘Immigrant Song,’ keeps things moving here. Read More »