Apparently Walt Disney Company is happy with Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski because the studio has now hired Kosinski to helm and produce Oblivion, based on the upcoming Radical illustrated novel.
The project was initially announced by Kosinski in late 2009 but has developed in the last year. For the 128-page illustrated novel, Kosinski collaborated with Arvid Nelson, a comic-book writer best known for the recently concluded Rex Mundi series, and artist Andree Wallin under Radical Publishing’s imprint.
The story of Oblivion is set on a future Earth. In a post-apocalyptic Earth, civilization lives above the clouds and scavengers illegally collect ancient artifacts from the polluted and destroyed surface below. But when one young scavenger discovers a crashed spacecraft planetside- and a beautiful woman within- he rejoices at the find. Little does he realize that his discovery will lead him to a journey filled with romance, adventure and unimaginable danger.
Radical will release the illustrated novel this fall, on November 16. No production schedule was released for the film. [source: THR , AICN]