Universal Pictures releases this science fiction film starring Tom Cruise. Joseph Kosinski (TRON: LEGACY) directed from a script co-written with Karl Gajdusek and Michael Arndt, based on the comic book by Kosinski and Arvid Nelson. Morgan Freeman co-stars, along with Zoe Bell, Olga Kurylenko, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Andrea Riseborough, and Melissa Leo. Cruise stars as a repairman fixing drones on a future Earth depopulated by war (vaguely reminiscent of WALL-E?). The plot kicks into gear when he rescues a woman in a crashed space ship, which leads to a confrontation with forces that lead him to doubt his assumptions about the war.
U.S. Theatrical Release: April 19, 2013
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Walt Disney Pictures has decided not to move forward with director Joseph Kosinski’s (TRON:LEGACY) science fiction film HORIZIONS (also previously known as OBLIVION).
The studio made the decision after going through some pre-production for the project, but they apparently felt the sci-fi action film had a harder edge than they were comfortable making at the Mouse House, despite interest by actors such as Tom Cruise.
However, they want to retain a amicable relationship with Kosinski, and he’s free to shop it around the others studios. “Unnamed sources” tell the site that Warner Brothers. 20th Century Fox, Universal, and Paramount have some interest, and Joseph Kosinski has apparently been making presentations this week.
The screenplay by William Monahan (KINGDOM OF HEAVEN) and Karl Gadjusek (DEAD LIKE ME) is about a solider posted to a “desolate planet, who meets a mysterious traveler”.
Walt Disney Pictures releases the seuqel to TRON nationwide, including a run at the Disney-owned El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. The first TRON was, to put it mildly, a disappointment – a weak story propped up by (then) amazing computer graphics and an electronic score by Wendy Carlos (A CLOCKWORK ORANGE). Supposedly, the original has developed a cult following, which Walt Disney Pictures hopes will turn out for the sequel. Joseph Kosinski directed from a screenplay by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz, from a story by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz and Brian Klugmam & Lee Sternthal, based on the original concept by Steven Lisberger and Bonnie MacBird. Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner are back, with newcomers Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, James Frain, and Beau Garrett.
For Sci-Fi films, everything seems to be coming up Kosinski…Joe Kosinski that is. The relatively new face on the major motion picture scene has landed a surprising number of high-profile movies in a very short amount of time including the upcoming TRON: LEGACY, the post-apocalyptic OBLIVION, and another Disney reboot in THE BLACK HOLE. Prepare to add another side-dish to an otherwise full plate as Heat Vision reported that Mr. Kosinski has signed on to direct ARCHANGELS, a new sci-fi spec to be produced by Ridley & Tony Scott’s production company Scott Free. The script is written by Andrew Will, another newcomer to the big screen.
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.
If the early footage from TRON is any indication, then we may have another summer blockbuster to look forward to.