Joseph Kosinski on TRON 3 and The Black Hole remake

News Simon Brew 12 Jul 2013 - 06:13
Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski

What's the latest on TRON 3 and the remake of The Black Hole? Director Jospeh Kosinksi has the answers...

Director Joseph Kosinski has two films to his name so far, and neither of them have been small! TRON: Legacy and Oblivion have seen him juggling big budgets, impressive visuals and the expectations of a blockbuster audience. His future projects are shaping up to be very much in that vein too.

Firstly, there's TRON 3 on his roster, and also the planned remake of The Black Hole. And he's been chatting about both projects to Entertainment Tonight.

"Both projects are being written right now by two really talented writers", he said. "Jon Spaihts is writing Black Hole and Jesse Wigutow is writing TRON 3. Both scripts are in progress".

He added that "The TRON sequel kind of takes where we left off with Legacy, that idea presented in the last few minutes of the film and really expands on it in a really exciting way", and confirmed that The Black Hole is more of a "reboot, because the fundamental concept is there but we are taking it in our own direction".

More news on both films when we get it...


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Well I guess we can guarantee that The Black Hole remake will suck now...

I love Tron Legacy.

Anyone involved with Prometheus' script should be pretty bloody ashamed of themselves. Hopefully Spaihts will have taken the criticism onboard and surprise us all...

I have thoroughly enjoyed both the films this man has made and eagerly await his next one. Its not often I go away from a cinema thinking id like to go see that again on the big screen and with both these films I have.

Not that the original was a masterpiece.

Pet peeve here, but 'reboot' is only really applicable to a fresh start after a series of films in an existing franchise. There has only been one Black Hole movie, so it's a remake regardless of whether they're 'taking it in a different direction' or not. No-one calls The Magnificent Seven a 'reboot' of Seven Samurai.

I upvoted you on the basis that you were making a pun. :-) Though the other replies seem to have ignored that, so maybe it was unintentional...

The negative comments online aimed at Spaihts for his "Prometheus" script ignore one key reality - the screenplay that he wrote didn't make it to the screen. Most films of that scale end up with numerous writers and are the product of numerous drafts.

To criticise a writer for the end product is to ignore the role that the egos and creative drives of stars, producers and directors play in royally screwing up a movie.

It's funny that Ridley Scott seems to get a free pass when discussing the flaws of "Prometheus" - I feel that he might have had a little more say in the ultimate direction that his spiritual prequel to "Alien" took...

I hate Tron.

The Black Hole might still hold the title of Disney's darkest movie. Was nightmarish. Zombie automatons for a crew? A demonic robot shredding Anthony Perkins? Last shot of the film was hell itself. Would take some serious kahoonas to put stuff like that in a kids film (and get away with it) again.

I liked 'Legacy and Oblivion but there's something a bit hollow about Joe's work. Lacks an emotional connection. I don't think the guy was breast fed. Just throwing it out there.

His next movies will be watchable as long as they don't let Kosinski anywhere near the script. He can make stuff look great (if derivatively so) but doesn't have a clue about storytelling.

Tron legacy was amazing, can't wait for the sequel.

I don't care who writes or directs it but it damn well better have Maximilian in it.

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