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Joseph Kosinski On Why Disney Passed On 'Oblivion,' Weighs In On Possible 'Tron' Sequel

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 6, 2011 7:23 AM
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So Joseph Kosinski -- what's the guy's current relationship status with Disney? Likely, "it's complicated," but a lot less complicated than you would think. His first film "Tron: Legacy," at the cusp of $400 million worldwide, has become the highest-grossing debut film for any director in history (narrowly beating out Abbas Kiarostami and Manoel del Oliveira for the title). But his next project, "Horizons," was turned down by the Mouse House, leaving the ambitious sci-fi project without a home. While Kosinski is free to shop "Horizons" around town, no official reason was given for why Disney said no.

Disney Drops 'Horizons' (aka 'Oblivion') With 'Tron: Legacy' Director Joseph Kosinski

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2011 9:47 AM
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For a while, it seemed that Disney was still total buds with Joseph Kosinski. The commercial director turned feature filmmaker made his feature length debut with "Tron: Legacy," the eye-opening franchise reboot of sorts that unfortunately underperformed with audiences and was met with lukewarm praise from fans. Regardless, the studio seemed to be plowing ahead with his graphic novel “Oblivion,” a property the studio picked up a while ago and was still actively developing. In fact, just a couple of weeks ago, Karl Gajdusek was brought on board to do a rewrite to the script -- now being called "Horizons" --- that also saw William Monahan take a pass at it. But it looks like it was all for naught.

Karl Gajdusek To Rewrite William Monahan's Script For Joseph Kosinski's 'Horizons' (aka 'Oblivion')

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 16, 2011 7:08 AM
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Even though "Tron: Legacy" underperformed and was met with a collective shrug from both fanboys and critics alike, Disney still wants to be in the Joseph Kosinski business and he's got a property they think will make them a mint. His graphic novel "Oblivion" was picked up by Disney a while ago and last fall "The Departed" scribe William Monahan was tasked with writing the script. Well, spring is around the corner and there is new movement on the project.

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