Joseph Kosinski’s OBLIVION Re-Titled HORIZONS; Karl Gajdusek to Re-Write Script

     March 16, 2011


Oblivion, Joseph Kosinski’s follow-up to TRON: Legacy, is getting a new title and a new draft.  Heat Vision reports that the sci-fi action film will now be titled “Horizons“, which makes the movie sound less like the popular Elder Scrolls sequel and more like an out-patient drug rehab facility. In addition to the title change, Karl Gajdusek has been brought in to re-write the script.  When we previously reported on this movie, the plot was based on Radical Publishing’s upcoming graphic novel that was “set on a future Earth, where civilization lives above the clouds and scavengers collect ancient artifacts from the polluted surface below. When one young scavenger finds a crashed spacecraft planetside, it lead him on a journey filled with romance and adventure.”  However, the story now seems to be about “a soldier assigned to patrol a desolate planet who meets a mysterious traveler.”

Oscar-winning screenwriter William Monahan (The Departed) wrote the previous draft, but it’s unknown how much of his story they’ll keep since the story being reported now  sounds drastically different from the original logline.  For those unfamiliar with Gajdusek, he worked on the TV series Dead Like Me and penned the upcoming Joel Schmuacher thriller Trespass starring Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman.

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