Tron's Joe Kosinski Attached to Helm Sci-Fi Project Archangels

July 13, 2010
Source: Heat Vision

Joe Kosinski

If there's one director I should name that I think might be the next big thing, it's Joseph "Joe" Kosinski, who is remarkably making his feature directorial debut on Tron Legacy. Not many have actually seen that entire movie yet, but having seen him work on set combined with everything we've seen for Tron so far, it looks like he's one hell of a talented filmmaker with quite a future. Kosinski is already attached to a project called Oblivion and a remake of The Black Hole, but Heat Vision says he's also attached to another project called Archangels, a sci-fi epic being produced by Ridley and Tony Scott through their Scott Free banner.

Archangels, written by newcomer Andrew Will, is set in the near future and is described as a Bourne-style thriller crossed with alien elements. Sounds like your standard sci-fi, right? Not really. The protagonist is part of an elite force that is tasked with tracking aliens who get past Earth's defense system. That's all they say, but I have a feeling the concept visually is much more awesome than it sounds on paper. Will is gaining some experience currently writing/directing online animated shorts for BioWare's Dragon Age game. I love any sci-fi but this sounds like it could be awesome, but I wonder what else its got that makes it so unique.

As for how soon we might see it, Heat Vision hints that at the big Tron panel next week at Comic-Con with Kosinski, we'll get a "tease" of Kosinski's other sci-fi project Oblivion, which means that is definitely next. But after that, who knows? By then he'll probably be working on a Tron Legacy sequel and Archangels may be pushed to the backburner (or to the front). But if I can say anything, this sounds like a pretty damn cool concept, and I'd love to see it made at some point, especially with Kosinski at the helm. Bring on the sci-fi!

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  • peloquin
    Sounds kind of like Blade Runner which would make sense with Scott Free involved.
    Olivia Wilde looks so hot in that outfit




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