Jesse Wigutow

Tron Legacy

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney wants to push ahead with its sequel to Tron: Legacy and has hired screenwriter Jesse Wigutow (who worked on the forthcoming Crow remake and an adaptation of “Peter and the Starcatchers”) to create another draft of the script. There’s no word yet on what the plot might look like, or how much of David DiGilio’s first draft will be kept, but the last installment ended with Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) giving control of ENCOM to Alan (Bruce Boxleitner) before hopping on a motorcycle with former program Quorra (Olivia Wilde) and riding off into the sunrise. There’s a way to criticize the film for underperforming financially (at $400m worldwide), but the real criticism is that the second film in the franchise was all filler and no killer. Was it beautiful? Absolutely. Stunning. And it had a solid soundtrack. But those elements alone don’t make for a worthy two-hour ride, and that kind of hollow disappointment is most likely why it didn’t get the kind of word of mouth that gigantic films absolutely, without question have to have in order to break records and return money. It didn’t connect with audiences outside of becoming a new club mix. Hopefully this is the lesson the studio took away and will, with Wigutow, be instilling in the story for Tron 3.  

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Gary Ross shocked the world by directing one of the year’s most wildly successful films, The Hunger Games, and then opting out of coming back and making its sequel. What could he possibly have to do that’s more important than making another bajillion dollars by directing Jennifer Lawrence shooting arrows at people? So far, we’re not exactly sure. He’s become attached to a biopic about the life of famed magician Houdini, but there’s no concrete word whether or not that’s actually going to be his next job. And now another possibility has popped up. THR is reporting that the director is currently in talks to helm an adaptation of the children’s novel “Peter and the Starcatchers” over at Disney. The book, which was written by Dave Berry and Ridley Pearson and has already been adapted into a successful (it won five Tonys!) stage production, is a Peter Pan prequel that tells the story of Peter and a girl named Molly going off on an adventure that involves the keeping of a trunk filled with magical starstuff out of the clutches of the evil pirate Black Stache (so called because of his back mustache, who knows what he’d be called if he got his own boat and had his hand replaced by a hook…). A screenwriter by the name of Jesse Wigutow is said to be penning the adaptation.

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steve-mcqueen

Two projects in development will chronicle the Hollywood icon’s monumental, tumultuous life.

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