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Exclusive: 'Tron: Legacy' Director Joseph Kosinski Talks Upcoming Projects 'Black Hole' & 'Oblivion'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 18, 2010 6:43 AM
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There's an early scene in "Tron: Legacy" where we get a look around Sam Flynn's room. We see that the young son of computer magnate Kevin Flynn (played by Jeff Bridges) has small toys based around the computer characters in the first movie and, briefly, we get a glimpse of a poster on his wall. It's "The Black Hole," an underrated sci-fi movie that Disney released in 1979 to middling box office returns. It's a movie where Anthony Perkins is killed by robots and has held up surprisingly well (certainly way better than the original "Tron"), thanks largely to its emphasis on moody atmospherics over "cutting edge" technology. The poster's placement in "Tron: Legacy" is a nice tip-of-the-hat to Disney sci-fi history, but it's also an indication of things to come: Joseph Kosinski has been tapped by the Mouse House to do a big budget reboot of that feature, too.

Exclusive: Joseph Kosinski Hopes Daft Punk Will Be Down For More Adventures In The 'Tron' Universe

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 15, 2010 1:10 AM
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Filmmaker Says He Would Absolutely Direct A "Tron: Legacy" Sequel If He's "Lucky Enough To Get The Opportunity"Yesterday we spoke with "Tron Legacy" mastermind Joseph Kosinksi about a lot of things regarding his wild, $300 million video art installation that masquerades, quite handily, as a holiday season blockbuster.

How A Sequel To A 28-Year-Old Flop Costs $320 Million: Inside 'Tron: Legacy'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 6, 2010 3:15 AM
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With the release date two weeks away, Disney are hoping for big things from their franchise reboot "Tron: Legacy" and have a lot at stake. With a reported $170 million budget, in addition to another $150 million for marketing worldwide (total cost: $320 million) the studio has a lot riding on the success of the film as does its helmer, Joseph Kosinki, who after making a name for himself in the commercials world, is making his feature directorial debut. In The New York Times there is a wonderfully entertaining piece on "Tron: Legacy" that shares intriguing information about the film, the director and how Disney's plans for 'Tron' extend far beyond the multiplex.

Joseph Kosinski Admits That The CGI Botox On Jeff Bridges Doesn't Always Work In 'Tron: Legacy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 1, 2010 4:02 AM
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Film Also Apparently Tracking Poorly (But That's What They Said About 'Tangled')Disney's $200 million big-budget reboot has a lot riding on it -- OK, mostly a lot of money -- but it's also the first outing for former commercial director Joseph Kosinski. And with the tentpole film set to land in theaters in a couple of the weeks, the director is beginning to hit the interview circuit and in a recent chat with Vulture, he is astonishingly forthright about how successful (or not) the aging down/CGI Botox on Jeff Bridges is in the forthcoming film.

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