‘Oblivion’ director Joseph Kosinski will be taking the reigns for the third ‘Tron’ movie and states that it will have an ‘Empire Strikes Back’ feel.
”Even though ‘Legacy’ was technically a sequel, because it was 30 years later we really had to do a lot of heavy lifting with a lot of backstory and establish all new characters, so it really was a foundation building movie,” says the director.
In an interview with SciFiNow, Kosinski explained:
“What was really exciting to me about a sequel to that, like in ‘Empire’, is that you can pick up the story mid-stride and just be off to the races from the opening frame because there already is an understanding between you and the audience about what story you’re telling and who the characters are. And to me that’s what’s exciting about that, is being able to expand on that world in that way.”
Even though plans are already being made, don’t expect to revisit the world of Tron just yet:
“The TRON sequel is still in early stages, it’s still in the script stage. So I can’t say if and when that would go into production but the fundamental idea of the movie is something I’m very excited about, it delivers on the ideas that we set up in Legacy, especially at the end in the last five minutes, so that one is a work in progress.”
Kosinski, who is also developing a remake of ‘The Black Hole’, still has strong feelings for Tron however.
“For me it’s always about finding an idea or a world that’s compelling enough that I want to disappear into it for three years. A lot of filmmaking is a lot of hard work, it’s getting up early, it’s standing on sets for 16 hours, it’s drinking bad coffee, it’s working through problems, and you need something really inspiring to drive through all of that, so for me it’s all about looking for ‘What is that idea, what is that concept that I just can’t get out of my head that I’ve become slightly obsessive with?’”
Well, he clearly has passion for the project! What do you think? Are you looking forward to another trip in the cybernetic reality? Comment below!