TRON 3 first draft soon, more on plot
Joseph Kosinski has been talking about the possibility of another TRON film, a sequel to TRON: Legacy (Filmstalker review), and has revealed that Disney are rather keen on the idea and that there's a script not too far away.
It's all sounding very positive and there's a damn good chance that we could be seeing another TRON film on the horizon, although according to the director it wouldn't be that close a horizon.
Joseph Kosinski, the director of TRON: Legacy (Filmstalker review), was talking to press about his upcoming film Oblivion and unsurprisingly they mentioned the potential for more TRON films, after all when you've been so successful in creating a sequel to such an iconic film it's going to follow you everywhere.
Mind you he's not shying away from the idea and he's been talking up the idea of a sequel for some time, he's not the only one keen on it either and apparently a script is on the way.
When asked by Collider if there will be another film and if Disney wants it to happen he responded:
”Yeah, it absolutely does.”
He went on to talk about the script and the plot, and it all sounds very positive.
”I think I'm two weeks away from getting the draft. This is a story we've been working on since 2009, so that's four years now. I'm really excited about the idea that we have for it. I think it delivers on the promise that both TRON movies have made. It opens the movie up, in a way that I think is going to give it a much broader appeal. Whereas TRON really, ultimately, in the end, catered most to TRON fans, this idea broadens it some more, in really exciting ways.”
You would assume that TRON 3 would follow on from where TRON: Legacy left off, and if you know where that scene left us then there's a very clear direction for the film but it isn't exactly where you would expect a TRON film to be heading.
That seems to be backed up by what Kosinski is saying back in April of 2011, back then he said:
”I think we will pick with where TRON: LEGACY left off with Quorra [Olivia Wilde] in the real world and what does that mean and the possibilities it opens up for the next chapter. It's that relationship between the two of them that's the next step...
...Dillinger [David Warner] was a really important part of the first film and felt like an easy way to continue that storyline and thread to have his son in the new movie...That way you have people ask those questions of what the Dillinger legacy is in the world of TRON. We didn't want to ignore it completely and it leaves a really nice springboard for some intertwining development for the next film.”
There was some concern that the plot was going to go too far off in the direction of Dillinger's story and forget where we really wanted to see it going. Some follow up stories suggested that this would be about a new operating system that Dillinger created with his own hidden software within it, a bad Windows if you will. At the time people were getting worried that the story was going to go too far off in this direction.
Looking at Kosinski's comments then and now I don't think it is. He acknowledges this is going to be a secondary story but it does look like it's all about Quorra and the world she's been opened up to.
Anyway, Kosinski isn't going ahead unless it's just right:
”…it's all about the script and making sure that that story is compelling enough to get all of us back together. Those movies are hard to make. It's a two-and-a-half to three-year journey.”
Sounds to me like it's all in good hands and if the script meets with the approval of Kosinski and what he and the production have in mind for the story then we could well be seeing another TRON film and everyone returning.