Joseph Kosinski‘s post-Tron Legacy project, Oblivion, is now a ‘go’ picture. Months after Disney put the movie into turnaround, a PG-13 version of Oblivion now has Tom Cruise signed to take the lead role, “a soldier who’s stuck alone on the planet, repairing the drones that patrol and destroy a savage alien life form. He encounters a beautiful woman who crashes in a craft, and their experience together forces him to question his world view.” Read More »

Directing a movie that makes $400 million has its perks. Joseph Kosinski for example, who directed TRON: Legacy for Disney, had hoped to make his next film, Oblivion, with that studio. They bought the pitch and also snatched him up to make a third Tron as well as The Black Hole. In the end though, Disney felt the subject matter of Oblivion was a bit too raw for their liking and decided to let the project go. But, seeing Kosinski as someone they wanted to keep around, they afforded him the rare option to shop it around.

Apparently now Universal, who was one of the studios interested in the property when it first hit the market, is back in the driver’s seat, hoping to land the script, director and possibly even Tom Cruise to star in the sci-fi romance. Read more about the project, and how it could take the place of Guillermo Del Toro’s At the Mountains of Madness, below. Read More »

The last time we heard about Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski‘s film project Oblivion, it was retitled Horizons and was getting a rewrite from Karl Gajdusek, who wrote the Nicolas Cage/Nicole Kidman film Trespass. He stepped in to work on the draft after William Monahan was hired to pen a script based on the graphic novel created by Joseph Kosinski and written by Rex Mundi and illustrated by Andree Wallin.

But now the project is dead at Disney, and may be made elsewhere. What does this mean for the director and Disney? Read More »

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. Read More »

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Deadline is reporting that Disney has hired William Monahan, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Departed, to adapt the graphic novel Oblivion for Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski. In addition to The Departed, Monahan has writer credits on Kingdom of Heaven, Body of Lies, Edge of Darkness and the upcoming London Boulevard, which he will make his directorial debut. The “illustrated novel” announced back in February was written by Kosinski with art by Andree Wallin. At Comic-Con, Radical Comics distributed a preview chapter from the upcoming graphic novel. You can see some art from the book after the jump.

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We’ve been following the progress of Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosnski‘s attempt to get his graphic novel Oblivion set up with a studio development deal. Kosinski came up with the story a few years ago, and set it into graphic novel format before trying to get a studio to bite.

Disney was said to be the frontrunner in the dealmaking, and now the Mouse has taken the rights to Oblivion. Where will the project fit into Kosinski’s increasingly crowded slate with the studio? Read More »

Over the past week we’ve been talking a bunch about commercial director turned Tron Legacy helmer Joseph Kosinski‘s new feature film project Oblivion , which he has been pitching around town. Last we heard, Disney has the “inside track” on the project, and has an exclusive negotiating window than ends tonight. Three other studio: Paramount, Fox, and Universal Pictures, made bids last week. But it sounds like Disney is interested and is likely to win the project.

You might recognize the title because it is the same title of a “illustrated novel” announced back in February, written by Kosinski with art by Andree Wallin.At Comic-Con, Radical Comics distributed a preview chapter from the upcoming graphic novel. I was unable to get a copy on the show floor, but thankfully the book has turned up online for everyone to check out. So do you want to see what the next film from the guy who made Tron Legacy will look like? Hit the jump!

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Last week it was reported that commercial director turned Tron Legacy helmer Joseph Kosinski was going to be pitching his new feature film project Oblivion around town. In our original report, we wrote that Kosinski would be pitching the project to Disney on Monday night, and if the Mouse House doesn’t bite, he’ll be taking it around to other movie studios this week. I speculated that a sale will probably happen quick, and that I expected Disney to bite (its better to keep this upcoming director in the family).

Deadline is now reporting that Disney has the “inside track” on the project, and has an exclusive negotiating window than ends tonight. Three other studio: Paramount, Fox, and Universal Pictures, made bids last week. But it sounds like Disney is interested and is likely to win the project.

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While at Comic-Con, I had a chance to interview director Joseph Kosinski about the highly anticipated 3D sci-fi sequel Tron: Legacy. I talked with Joe about his recent transition from commercials to feature films, creating the biggest surprise in Comic-Con history, screening Tron Legacy for David Fincher, light jets and other tron vehicles we’ve yet to see in the trailers, the incredible viral marketing campaign for the film, and his next project, which might possibly be Oblivion.

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Last year, we told you that commercial director turned Tron Legacy helmer Joseph Kosinski was developing a new feature film project for Radical Pictures titled Oblivion. You might recognize the title because it is the same title of a “illustrated novel” announced back in February, written by Kosinski with art by newcomer Tae Young Choi. For those of you who don’t yet know Kosinski’s work, check out some of his commercials, and the VFX concept footage that he directed to convince Disney to greenlight Tron 2 — all of which is very impressive.

The filmmaker has since signed on to direct a remake of The Black Hole for Disney, is first in line for a third Tron film (which is currently being written), and most recently signed on to direct a “Bourne“-styled sci-fi thriller titled Archangels for producer Ridley Scott. Where does that leave Oblivion? The project had an exclusive preview comic released at Comic-Con, and now it looks like Kosinski is going to be pitching the project around town this week.

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