Joseph Kosinski Talks OBLIVION, How It’ll be in IMAX Full Frame for the Full Runtime, Input from Tom Cruise, TRON 3, and More at WonderCon

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At WonderCon, Universal brought out director Joseph Kosinski (TRON: Legacy) to talk to a few press outlets about his sci-fi action-adventure flick Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman, and out in theaters on April 19th.  The original tale tells the story of Jack Harper (Cruise), a veteran assigned to extract Earth’s remaining resources, after its surface is devastated from decades of war with the alien Scavs, who begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.  The film also stars Olga Kurylenko, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Melissa Leo and Andrea Riseborough.

During this roundtable interview, filmmaker Joseph Kosinski talked about the lessons he learned from making both TRON: Legacy and Oblivion, how Oblivion has 800 visual effects compared to 1,500 for TRON: Legacy, that he’s been thinking about this world for eight years now, the elements of sci-fi that he wanted to bring into the story, that Oblivion in IMAX will be full frame for the entire film, the input that both Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman gave, why he wants to keep exactly what the Scavs are somewhat vague, including an homage to Top Gun, that his favorite format to see the film in is digital IMAX but he also thinks it’s worth checking out in Dolby Atmos (they’re the first film to have mixed in Atmos from scratch), how the film would have been different if he’d made it at Disney like originally planned, and his plans for the Oblivion illustrated novel.  He also gave an update about how things are progressing with TRON 3, and said that he has a few different scripts currently in development.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Director Joseph Kosinski Talks TRON 3; Two Weeks Away from Draft With “Much Broader Appeal,” Still Working on Title

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With WonderCon happening this weekend, Universal brought out director Joseph Kosinski to talk to a few press outlets about his sci-fi action-adventure flick Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman, and out in theaters on April 19th.  While we will run the full interview soon, we wanted to share what the filmmaker had to say about a third TRON film today.

Expanding on what he already told us in an interview back in December 2012, Kosinski said that it absolutely feels like Disney wants to make it happen, that he’s two weeks away from getting a draft of the script, that they’ve been working on this story since 2009, and that the story will open up the world and give it a much broader appeal.  He also said that the movie will have a title that is not just TRON 3, but that it’s not officially set in stone yet.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Exclusive: TRON 3 Update from Director Joseph Kosinski; Talks Daft Punk’s Return, TRON 3′s Time Period, EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Comparisons, and More

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Tron fans had reason to rejoice a little over a week ago when we reported that Disney is now moving forward with a sequel to 2010’s TRON: Legacy.  The follow-up has been in development since that film’s release, but new Disney Studios head Alan Horn sees Tron 3 as a priority, and so Jesse Wigutow has been brought on to pen the latest draft of the script in order to get things moving.  Legacy star Garrett Hedlund recently confirmed his inevitable involvement in the pic, but details regarding the sequel have been few and far between.

Steve recently participated in an exclusive interview with Legacy director Joseph Kosinski in anticipation for his upcoming sci-fi film Oblivion, and he kindly provided a lengthy update on Tron 3, which he intends to direct.  Kosinski talked about the status of the script, the fact that this had to be their Empire Strikes Back in order for him to return, the possibility of Daft Punk once again providing the score, how much time has passed when Tron 3 picks up, and much more.  Hit the jump to see what he had to say.

Obviously: Garrett Hedlund Confirms He’s Returning for TRON 3

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Just last week, we learned that the in-development sequel to TRON: Legacy has been given a boost, as Disney is keen on moving forward with the project with Jesse Wigutow tapped to pen the latest draft of the script.  Now, in “no shit” news, Legacy star Garrett Hedlund has confirmed in an interview with NextMovie that he’s set to return for the Joseph Kosinski-helmed follow-up:

“Yeah, are we gonna break this now? Disney’s very excited. That’s about that. You know, yeah, I’m very excited, Disney’s very excited.”

With all big studio projects that have franchise potential, actors are signed to multi-picture deals in which they are contractually obligated to return for further sequels whether they want to or not, so obviously if Disney is moving ahead with Tron 3 it will be with Hedlund in tow.  You can also expect Olivia Wilde to be coming back, as the ending of Legacy set up a nice tease for the future of the two characters.  New Disney Studios head Alan Horn sees the Legacy sequel as a priority for the Mouse House, so expect more news on the sequel sooner rather than later.

TRON: LEGACY Sequel Moving Forward with New Screenwriter

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The sequel to Tron: Legacy looks to be back on track.  Disney has been developing a follow-up to the 2010 Tron sequel for a couple of years now, though movement had slowed considerably as of late.  Apparently new Disney Studios head Alan Horn sees the sequel as a priority, with Heat Vision reporting that Jesse Wigutow being tapped to pen the latest draft of the script as development on the project moves forward “with a renewed urgency.”  Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is set to helm this next installment, though a timetable for production isn’t given.  Kosinski is currently finishing up post-production on the Tom Cruise-led sci-fi pic Oblivion.

Last we heard, David DiGilio was writing a new draft of the script for Tron 3Legacy screenwriters Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz stepped back to a producer role on the follow-up given their commitment to the ABC series Once Upon a Time, which they created and run.  With this “renewed urgency” on the project, we should hear more about the sequel sooner rather than later.

Creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz Talk ONCE UPON A TIME Season 1 Finale, Animated Series TRON: UPRISING, and Involvement with TRON 3

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In “A Land Without Magic,” the Season 1 finale of the ABC drama series Once Upon A Time, Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and Regina (Lana Parrilla) must team up together in order to find a way to save Henry’s (Jared Gilmore) life. Meanwhile, in fairytale land, Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) attempts to escape from the Evil Queen’s (Parrilla) clutches to reunite with a fallen Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin). With everything at stake, everyone’s happily-ever-after is in jeopardy.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, show creators/executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz talked about what’s to come for the finale and the returning guest stars (including Jamie Dornan as The Huntsman and Emilie de Ravin as Belle), the challenging of developing two parallel storylines in two different worlds, how their experience on Lost helped them prepare for a show like this, how they’ve been planting the seeds for Season 2 for some time now, and what fans can expect from the bonus features on the Blu-ray release on August 28th. They also talked about their animated Disney XD series Tron: Uprising, and said that they’ll still be co-producers whenever Tron 3 (which they’ve seen the first draft of) happens. Check out what they had to say after the jump:

TRON 3 Update from TRON: LEGACY Screenwriters Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis

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Before Joseph Kosinski‘s TRON Legacy even opened, Disney was preparing for a sequel in the event that the movie was a smash hit.  Instead, TRON Legacy opened to mixed reviews and middling box office.  It wasn’t a flop, but it wasn’t the success Disney wanted based on the amount of marketing they had poured into it.  However, Legacy reportedly moved enough DVDs and merchandise (where the real money is made) to keep a sequel in the cards.  There’s also the upcoming TRON Uprising animated series, which could influence whether or not the sequel gets a greenlight.  However, all has been quiet on TRON 3 since June 2011 when Disney hired Dave DiGilio to write the script.

TRON Legacy screenwriters Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis have now moved on to run the hit ABC series Once Upon a Time, but they’ve remained co-producers on TRON 3.  Hit the jump for what they had to say about the sequel’s current status.

New Writer Hired to Pen Sequel to TRON: LEGACY

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While rumors of a sequel to last year’s Tron: Legacy have permeated ever since that film’s release, it looks like Disney may finally be moving forward with a follow-up. Though Tron: Legacy did over $400 million, it was a very expensive flick (with a very expensive marketing campaign) and that amount wasn’t exactly the home run the Mouse House was looking for, so they’ve taken their time in deciding whether to move forward or not. Well now, Heat Vision reports that David DiGilio (Eight Below) has been tapped to start writing a sequel to Legacy. That film’s writers, Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, were expected to return if a follow-up came to fruition, but apparently they’ve been sidetracked by their ABC fairy tale series debuting on ABC this fall, Once Upon a Time.

Tron: Legacy set up a possible villain for a sequel with its cameo appearance by Cillian Murphy as the son of corrupt ENCOM CEO Ed Dillinger, played by David Warner in the original Tron. Furthermore, the DVD of Legacy included an epilogue-ish clip of Dillinger conspiring with his father, hinting at even more evilness to come! Hit the jump for more.

New TRON: LEGACY DVD Easter Egg Hint at Villains for Possible Sequel

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We heard in January that Disney filmed additional material specifically for the DVD/Blu-ray release of Tron: Legacy.  The official release is scheduled for April 5, but we sneaked a peak earlier this month with a leaked 10-minute clip of new footage, “Tron: The Next Day.”  That clip has since been taken down, but the resilient Youtube poster has uploaded a second clip from the DVD.

Though shorter (and less titled) than “Tron: The Next Day,” the new clip has even deeper implications on a possible Tron 3: it features a text conversation between the villainous Father and Son Dillinger that suggest the closing moments of “The Next Day” are just “a minor bump in the road” to their evil plan.  Watch it (while it’s still up) after the jump.

No TRON 3 Teaser Trailer on the TRON: LEGACY Blu-ray/DVD; Plus 5-Disc Combo Cover Art Revealed!

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Over the past month, we’ve heard a lot of rumors that Disney will be including a Tron 3 teaser trailer on the upcoming Tron: Legacy Blu-ray/DVD.  I’m a huge Tron nerd and would have loved to have seen this come true, but sources have told me that the rumors are false.  There isn’t a teaser trailer, trailer, or mention of a Tron 3 on the Blu-ray/DVD.

However, while we won’t be getting a teaser trailer, fans of Tron have plenty of reasons to be excited for Legacy‘s home video release.  That’s because the same sources have confirmed earlier reports that the Blu-ray is loaded with awesome extras that will expand the story of Tron: Legacy.  Hit the jump for more.  Including the cover art for the 4 and 5 disc combo Blu-rays!

Details on a TRON 3 Teaser That Will Appear on the TRON: LEGACY DVD – Updated

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I’m among the defenders of Tron: Legacy.  Mostly because of the visuals (duh), but I think the filmmakers put a lot of interesting ideas up on screen, then failed to explore them fully.  Legacy does not live up to its full potential, but lays the groundwork for a great sequel.

We know that Disney always hoped to establish a franchise.  The studio commissioned a sequel script last April and is reportedly very close to an official greenlight.  (Not to mention the animated series Tron: Uprising on Disney XD.)  But the extent of Disney’s planning may surprise you.  A new report suggests that Disney already has a teaser for Tron 3 in the can, and it will appear as a Tron: Legacy DVD extra.  As long as you don’t mind spoilers for the teaser or Tron: Legacy, hit the jump for details.

[Update: There's a listing for "Additional Production Material" for the Tron: Legacy DVD that, if it is this teaser, adds a bit of intrigue to the story.  Details below]

Is Disney Close to Green Lighting a Sequel to TRON: LEGACY?

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TRON: Legacy has underperformed at the box office, but Disney may be close to taking viewers back to the Grid anyway.  AICN reports that the film is close crossing $300 million worldwide, which would be fantastic…had the film and its epic marketing campaign been inexpensive.  Harry Knowles reports that TRON: Legacy “is getting close, incredibly close to having its SEQUEL announced.”

For thoughts on where the potential sequel could go and what’s in store for the TRON franchise, hit the jump.

Exclusive: TRON: LEGACY Director Joseph Kosinski on Easter Eggs, Secret Cameos, IMAX, Daft Punk B-Sides, Reshoots, and so Much More

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At the end of last week, I met up with TRON: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski for an extended interview at a local restaurant in Los Angeles.  It was right before the movie got released, and while I’d already spoken to him at the press junket, he’d agreed to give me more time for an extended conversation.  The fact is, you can only ask a few questions during a TV interview and most of the time you walk away feeling like you only scratched the surface.

However, during my epic 50 minute conversation, Kosinski and I discussed everything I could think of and I also asked the questions a lot of you sent me on Twitter.  Some of the things discussed were what Michael Bay told him before filming, secret cameos, the Easter Eggs, the Daft Punk music and what never made the soundtrack,  what might be in Tron 3, the IMAX release, how did he make a movie that looked so fraking cool, what sequences were changed or removed due to time/money, what will be on the Blu-ray, will he keep changing the film like George Lucas does Star Wars, how he became a filmmaker, and so much more.

However, the best part of the interview had nothing to do with his movie.  That’s because when I first arrived, he was motioning me to look over his shoulder and he was smiling like a kid on Christmas.  I didn’t understand why he was so happy.  But when I looked to his left, I understood.  Harrison Ford was sitting right next to him eating lunch.  More after the jump:

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