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Joseph Kosinski Directing Tron - The Next Chapter

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September 11, 2007
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Tron

First off, Tron: The Next Chapter is NOT the official name, that's just what it's being referred to. Officially the title right now is just Tron and it's supposedly "the next chapter" of the classic 1982 film (of the same name). Commercial director Joseph Kosinski has been set to direct and Steven Lisberger, who co-wrote and directed the original film, will be producing. What is this and why are the working on a sequel/remake? Unfortunately we don't have the answer to those important questions, but we'll try and bring as much information out as possible.

One of the aspects Kosinski will be monitoring is the visual development of the project as well as input on the script, which is being written by "Lost" writers Eddie Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. Since the original Tron was such a groundbreaking movie because of its CGI, I'm certain that they're pushing for an equal change with this Tron sequel. It's unlikely they'll achieve anything that extraordinary, but who really knows, they might have something big up their sleeves.

One sequence that Kosinski is currently working on involves the Light Cycles in order to work out his vision for the film. I'd say that's a good place to start. I have a soft spot for Tron being a video game and movie geek myself, and yet I'm not sure what to think of this. I can't really see it being that groundbreaking, but I'll reserve my thoughts until we actually know more.

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  • Ryan McCarthy
    Its just to bad that ABC/Disney-Buena Vista own these rights... because this franchise needs a MAJOR facelift. When the studio released Tron 2.0 for the XBOX, the classic fans where stealing the game standees from store fronts. This is one the few movies that has a unique underground following and remains a cult classic! "GREETINGS PROGRAMS!"
  • Mark
    Tron Reloaded (or whatever) would look awesome with modern CGI, and I'm a closet fan of the original. The story wasn't so hot in the 1982 movie, but it was it was all about the tech really. Get the original cast for cameos or major characters, too. Cindy Morgan is a milf 😛
  • "According to MovieWeb, '[screenwriter Lee] Sternthal said the new concept is that the computer programmer gets trapped in a cyberworld, so that the film can utilize the Internet.'" http://www.greatwhitesnark.com/2007/08/22/the-seven-most-pathetic-upcoming-geek-movie-remakes/ In other words, we should be looking forward to "Tron: Journey to the Center of Buy.com". Lame, much?

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