Tron director Joseph Kosinski is currently in the process of pitching the idea for his film idea, Oblivion around Hollywood. The last we heard Disney has the inside track on the project and the exclusive negotiating window that Disney has ends tonight. If they pass there are several other studios in Hollywood ready and willing to bite. Paramount, Fox, and Universal Pictures, all made bids on the film project last week, but chances are Disney is going to run with it.
For those of you who are interested in what this Oblivion story is all about, the first character of the story is now online for all to read.
The story is described as a big sci-fi epic that centers on a battle-damaged soldier who, assigned to a desolate planet after a court-martial, patrols the bleak landscape in an effort to destroy the last vestiges of a primitive alien race. When a mysterious traveler arrives unexpectedly, their lives become inextricably linked as they are forced to question everything they know about this world and themselves.
Click Right Here to read the the first chapter of Oblivion. I've included a few awesome visuals from the first chapter below. Enjoy!
Tron: Legacy director Joe Kosinski has been working on developing his graphic novel Oblivion for the big screen over the last 5 years. He was hoping that it would be his directorial debut before Tron came along, he then had to put it on hold.
Since Kosinski got the Tron gig, he's been able to land a few cool film projects which include a remake of The Black Hole for Disney, he's in line to direct more Tron films, and he's attached to take on a Bourne style sci-fi thriller called Archangeles for Ridley Scott. I don't think he'll have a problem getting a studio on board withOblivion, but it seems like a film he won't get to for another couple of years.