Even though a sequel arrived 28 years after the first innovative sci-fi Tron film, Disney head honcho Alan Horn has put the next Tron project on the fast track.
Therefore, writer Jesse Wigutow has been hired to write a new draft for the project that still has Joseph Kosinski attached to direct. In the summer of 2011 David DiGilio wrote an earlier draft of the Tron 3 script.
Wigutow previously wrote 2003s It Runs In The Family, the screenplay that is a very different one to Tron, and has been at work on Parallels and Peter And The Starcatchers for Disney as well as a remake of The Crow, and a do-over of The Osterman Weekend.
It’s not clear is Wigutow taking a stab at re-writing a draft penned by DiGilio or if he’s starting over, planning something less costly than Tron: Legacy.
Director Kosinski, who is currently finishing post-production on Oblivion with Tom Cruise, already had firm plans in place for where things should go next, saying that the next part would have a major role for the son of Quorra (Olivia Wilde) and Dillinger (Cillian Murphy).
I think we will pick with where Tron: Legacy left off with Quorra 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 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.
Legacy‘s Justin Springer is also back as producer.
Are you happy to see that Disney has returned its attention to the world of Tron?