Tron Legacy Director Plots Course for Oblivion


Even though his feature debut Tron Legacy won’t be in theaters until late 2010, director Joseph Kosinski is already plotting out his next venture.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kosinski is currently working on toward a project called Oblivion, based on his own original concept. He has signed on to direct the film, which will be financed by Radical Pictures, which is the banner of Barry Levine and filmmaker David Fincher.

The story centers on a battle-damaged soldier who, assigned to a desolate planet after a court-martial, patrols the bleak landscape in an effort to destroy the last vestiges of a primitive alien race. When a mysterious traveler arrives unexpectedly, their lives become inextricably linked as they are forced to question everything they know about this world and themselves.

“I was looking to make a science fiction film that I could do on a budget,” Kosinski said of the initial concept. “It’s grown since then, but it’s intended to be a very spare science fiction film, with a small cast but big ideas and big landscapes.”

Big ideas and big landscapes: now those are two things I can get behind. Kosinski is already making a film with a small cast and some big CGI landscapes, so we’ll see how that goes and report back as to whether this is a good idea or not. Expect an update in late 2010 when Tron Legacy finally hits theaters. Until then, this sounds cool enough on concept alone. We’ll keep an eye on it for you.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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