TRON: LEGACY Director Joseph Kosinski to Helm Sci-Fi Action Flick ARCHANGELS

     July 13, 2010

As TRON: Legacy shapes up to be one of the biggest movies of the year, director Joseph Kosinski’s list of potential projects continues to grow.  Heat Vision reports that New Regency is developing Andrew Will’s sci-fi action spec script Archangels for Kosinski to direct.  Kosinski is also producing the film alongside Ridley and Tony Scott via their Scott Free production company.  According to HV:

The script is set in the near future and is described as a Bourne-style thriller crossed with alien elements. The protagonist is part of an elite force that is tasked with tracking aliens who get past Earth’s defense system.

Hit the jump to learn more about the other films Kosinski has in development and the presence TRON: Legacy is planning to have at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

First up, Kosinski is signed on to helm the remake of the 1979 Disney sci-fi flick The Black Hole.  Disney is also moving forward with a sequel to TRON: Legacy, which should give you a hint of how much faith they have in the project.  Even the polishes are being done with the help of prestige players with David Fincher giving Kosinski feedback on the film, and writers Brad Bird (Ratatouille) and Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3) to write pages for re-shoots last month.  It’s safe to presume that if Legacy is the smash hit Disney thinks it will be, the studio will exercise the option in Kosinski’s contact to have him direct the sequel.

TRON: Legacy is also looking to be one of the most talked about films of this year’s Comic-Con.  Disney has gone so far as to brand Thursday “ComiTRON” as the film’s panel takes place that day at 11:15am in in Hall H (the biggest room in the San Diego Convention Center, Hall H holds over 6,000 people).  The studio will also be revealing TRON: Legacy inspired merchandise on that day.  Basically, I hope you’re looking forward to TRON: Legacy because if you’re attending this year’s Comic-Con, it’s sure as hell looking forward to you.

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