New Tron Gets a Director

Looks like progress has been made on a Tron sequel as Hollywood Reporter says they've picked a director for the project:

Commercial director Joseph Kosinski is in final negotiations to develop and direct "Tron," described as "the next chapter" of Disney's 1982 cult classic. Sean Bailey is producing via the Live Planet banner, as is Steven Lisberger, who co-wrote and directed the original film.

Kosinski, who last month signed on to helm the remake of "Logan's Run" for Warner Bros. Pictures, will oversee the visual development of the project and have input on the script, which is being written by "Lost" scribes Eddie Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. Story details are being kept secret.
Do you really care about the script details? Its going to be about a guy stuck in a funky alternate reality computer world, and he's trying to make his way out in some way or another. I doubt the script is going to be anything more than a basic skeleton excuse for the studio to play with cool computer generated imagery and make some money in the name of nostalgia.

Looks like Kosinski is the go-to-guy when it comes to doing remakes of old sci-fi classics. However, I don't recall seeing much else that this guy has done, so the big D probably got him for a song.

Its been a while since I've seen Tron. Sure I rode my ass off on the peoplemover at Disneyland when they were still doing the Tron rooms. It will be interesting to see how something that was so visually unique for its time could be improved on. Story wise, the movie will probably suck but technologically, it's going to be an awesome film to see.

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